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The Eye of God

(Sigma Force #9)

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The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy connected to the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future ...more
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Published June 25th 2013 by William Morrow
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Rik It seemed to me that they died in this version of the universe, and their consciousness survived in another one where things played out differently. I…moreIt seemed to me that they died in this version of the universe, and their consciousness survived in another one where things played out differently. It's playing with the authors idea that consciousness is a quantum effect.(less)
Tony You can, but you miss out on the complete history and background of each character. But it is a stand alone story.
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Rizwan
Damn you James Rollins! Damn you!! Why did you have to make the ending so frekking heartbreaking and painful?! I was just looking for a quick timepass entertainment, I was NOT ready for this emotionally draining, heavy-hearted finishing in the end! I like to think of myself as the manliest male there can be, but even I couldn't help feeling the wetness in the corner of my eyes, or the twisting in my gut, witnessing two of my favorite characters, with whom I had known and grown to feel like real ...more
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
James Rollins is one of my favorite authors. When it comes to adventure books he is truly a marvelous writer and he writes books that you hardly can put down until you have finished it. This book is not an exception. All of my favorite characters are back; Crowe, Pierce, Monk, Kowalski, and of course, my absolute favorite Seichan. The world is in danger and they have to save it and doing it they cross the world looking for Genghis Khan's tomb. The pace is fast and the story intriguing, and the e ...more
Joseph Perkins Jr.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING! The Eye of God by James Rollins is EVERYTHING. Having read all the previous Sigma Force novels as well as all the other Rollins individual adventures I have been highly anticipating this novel. It is by far the best!in the series! Rollins once again takes you on a non-stop full throttle adventure across the globe in a race against time to save the world. Using excellent locations, multiple plot lines, and history, science, technology, and adventure to create a story that is top notch. H ...more
Tanja Berg
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, thriller
The author's note at the end of the book almost made me rate this a star higher. However, I suffered far too much boredom before I got to that point for that to happen. It's ashame really. I absolutely loved "Amazonia" by the same Author and in that book I bought every high-flying idea presented. Perhaps it's the fact that I haven't read any other "Sigma Force" novel. I didn't know the characters from previous encounters and that was a huge handicap. I didn't care much about either the good guys ...more
Maggie Gordon
(See expanded review at: https://mgbookreviews.wordpress.com/2...)

The Eye of God is James Rollins’ most recent Sigma Force novel, and it delivers an exciting science thriller story based on theories about dark energy and the history of Genghis Khan. Unfortunately, this was not one of the stronger books of the series. While I would give it a solid three stars as I quite enjoyed reading it, the novel suffers from some plot and character issues that made it a little less entertaining than previous
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Michel B.
Aug 22, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Oh my Lord. I bought this book solely because it had a rating of 4.1 on Goodreads. I'd never heard of the author or the series. Are you friggin' kidding me? I made it to page 140. And I'm stopping there. Why? Here's why: think of batman, spiderman, superman and ironman. Take all their powers, abilities, charm and "try" to roll them up into one character. Then make them super gorgeous, super smart, give them 30 years of life experience but claim they're 23 years old. That sums up just about EVERY ...more
Tucker Elliot
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are several similarities between James Rollins' THE EYE OF GOD and Dan Brown's INFERNO -- most noticeably, both novels are a race against time to save humanity and both are steeped in ancient history with abundant mysteries and exotic locales.

I'd suggest however that THE EYE OF GOD succeeds far more than INFERNO for the following reasons: one, the pacing is relentless -- where Brown bogs down with laborious descriptions of artwork, Rollins paints vivid images with sparse prose that allows
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Jon Kurtz
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James Rollins successfully combines, science, religion, history, and mythology once more. He is the master of the sci-fi archeological thriller. (AKA - the titillating technical tomb tome) The Sigma Force is tasked with saving the world from the destructive effects of dark energy emitted from a passing comet. The key to their mission is linked to the wanderings of St. Thomas and the conquests of Genghis Khan. As with past Sigma novels, Rollins incorporates far-flung and less common locations int ...more
itchy
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: electronic
my heart wasn't in it, somehow

p55: she drove her uncle to the floor, sheltering him behind the desk with her body—as the grenade exploded with a concussive blast of fire and smoke.

p55: an object ricocheted off the stone edge of the narrow window and rebounded to the room's far side.
p58: "...details are still sketchy, but apparently someone shot a rocket-propelled grenade into the university offices of monsignor verona."

p121: the bus immediately straightened and sped faster.

p240: using the steel
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Rick Soper
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit up front that I've been a fan of James Rollins ever since I read Amazonia many years ago. I have a group of authors that I look forward to picking up their most recent books, even though they are extremely overpriced compared to the indie authors available on Amazon, and James Rollins is one of those. This isn't his best book, but that being said, it's still better than so many authors I've read in recent years. My sign as to how good a book is, is how fast I'm reading it, a good ...more
Warren-Newport Public Library
I have had the great good fortune to have hosted James Rollins twice at our library. I had long been a fan the first time and was a bit nervous to meet him. He was surprisingly funny considering that his novels are fast-paced scientifically serious thrillers. That first time here he mostly talked about his large family and how he became a storyteller. The second time he visited he talked more openly about his research and writing process. Both visits were delightful and made him even more fans h ...more
Marialyce
Of course this is James Rollins and of course it is a great story blending the science, history, and Rollins' way of interweaving it all. Our favorite characters of the Sigma Force are back this time batting the end of the world (what else of course!). This time out our earth is being threatened by dark energy, (held within a comet and outer space) which is a real phenomenon and is part of quantum physics. Rollins blends the history of Attila, St Thomas, and Genghis Khan to bring out quite a sto ...more
Ray Palen
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Rollins has made a niche for himself in the currently overcrowded historical fiction field. He not only excels at creating eerily plausible premises based in some form of ancient history infused with a good amount of scientific research but also combines it with the brutal action of a Special Forces novel.

Rollins once said at a book signing that he has a ‘magic box’ that he draws his ideas from for each of his novels. As he comes across interesting news or scientific articles he cuts them
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Lenny Husen
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
4.5 stars
Christian Baskous ROCKS! Loved this narrator, otherwise, had i read and not listened, this would have been a 3.5 star rating.
Seldom have i enjoyed an Audio Book more. i found myself looking forward to going to work so i could listen to more of this story. Did not believe before this one that i could get into another Sigma Force Book, due to flaws that i will explain below, faults that pertain to the whole series and not any single installment.
What i liked: James Rollins is a very good
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Paul Blok
I can't seem to wrap my mind around why so many people apparently found this book good enough to give it an overall score of 4.08.

Perhaps it is because I haven't read the previous books in the 'Sigma Force' series, but it is not often you end up caring so little for the 'good' guys at the end of a book. In my mind a book, even if it is part of a series, should be able to get it's readers involved in the people that feature in it. Well, not so here. This type of book usually comes with a lot far
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Anandh Sundar
I've read all the James Rollins books so far but this one was more like a Wilbur Smith with full of historical description but skimping on the usual science fiction element, in which he seemed out of his comfort zone this time. This is good in itself but not compared to his previous books
Tanelle Nash
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, like so many of James Rollins, sucked me down a rabbit's hole I didn't want to leave. Genghis Khan, Atilla the Hun, Quantum Physics, and astronomy: they all collide in this book and make it a book that you don't ever want to put down.
Sara
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Rollins has always been great at presenting us with exciting storylines, cutting edge science, and almost too good to be believable characters. The Eye of God is no different, but I think even though I read each of the books as the come out, I'm a little over Sigma Force.

In this book, we open with the death of Atilla the Hun before moving on to modern day Rome where we catch up with some old friends, Vigor and Rachel, who find themselves nearly killed over a mystery entrusted to the pries
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Danie
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myst-thrill
Won this via Goodread's First Reads.

With both Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan in the same book I was pretty sure that this was going to be a particularly action packed thriller and I wasn't disappointed. Also, in every book of his that I've read Rollins puts something new and totally out of left field in the book. In this one it was rare Earth magnets in people's fingers. I'd never heard of them, wouldn't want to personally do it, but, it was an interesting new thing that I got to learn about th
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Randall Christopher
I just finished reading this book and I was totally engrossed in it from start to finish. I loved the subject matter, Genghis Khan and comet predicting the future. Rollins flawlessly breeds together history and science like very few people can, and then throws in an action-packed adventure with twists and turns that you can't help but to enjoy. This was prefaced with a clever ploy by the author that a character would also die in this that has been there for awhile, and I kept trying to figure ou ...more
Toby Tate
I liked James Rollins' early stuff a lot - Deep Fathom, Amazonia, Sandstorm, etc. - but his newer books have been a chore for me to get through. Some I have just skipped altogether, and I hate to admit that, because I'm a big fan. I really liked the bizarre creatures that populated those older books, and he's kind of gotten away from that. They just feel a little tedious to me. I like the military/sci-fi components, the action is good, the ideas are great and the character dialogue is better tha ...more
Phoenix Robles
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is how you do it, people. This is how you write an adventure book that is cutting edge but still believable. That has enough action to have you keep turning page after page. That has characters you care about, and enough emotion to keep you vested, but doesn't become schmaltzy. James Rollins is at the top of his game here. I definitely wouldn't suggest this book to someone who hasn't read other books in the Sigma Force series yet (way too much back story going on), but if you have come to l ...more
Kasey
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars as opposed to the usual five I've given every other Sigma Force full novel so far. The new romance in this novel did not seem authentic by any means; I predicted it from the beginning simply because one new character was a girl and one was a boy. Their interactions were not subtle at all; they didn't behave in any romantic way yet you knew they would get together. The science and history seemed a little less explained than usual and not tied together as well. However, I still thorough ...more
Matt Tandy
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most exciting, tragic and original of the Sigma Force series, The Eye a Of God ups the ante significantly, finally putting all of the characters in real danger. While the "science" is still wild, it's presented much less randomly, as the team is no longer miraculously pulling strange gear out of their hats. The relationships are still evolving, as the situations are making things far more personal. This is easily the best Sigma Force thus far, thankfully avoiding the plodding pitfalls of the ...more
Katrina
This has to be one of Rollins's worst books. Don't get me wrong, the writing is fine but this book had WAY to many scientific details that added nothing to the book. The book could have been cut by at least 100 pages and would have been much better.

In addition, the last 20 or so pages... just weird and (view spoiler)

So ov
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Ms. Nikki
A little heavy on the history, this read was a change from his earlier works.

Yes, the gang is together.

Yes, they get great scene time.

However, the "thrilling" action parts of the Sigma Force we are used to reading about were lacking and did not make up for the time spent hashing and figuring things out aloud.

The end of the book had my attention, but to me, the whole book should have had that same intensity.

A sun & sand kinda read.
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Ina
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Giovanni Gelati
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible novel, awesome read, it is a blast!
Daniel Rudge
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
I have enjoyed this series...until this book. Rollins used to spend time creating interesting characters, developing multiple plot lines, and making you think about the science being used as a story device. None of that here. We just kind of rush from one event to the other with the characters reduced to cardboard copies of themselves. It was a fast read, and it started out with potential, but it felt like Rollins mailed this one in and as a result I found my attention to detail didn't come alon ...more
Yasmin
Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took a while to finish this one- it got very science-y in the middle, which made it hard going. As always though, the story was good, the characters are like familiar friends that its good to catch up with, and the historical aspects (and the science, the bits I tried to understand) were informative and educational. I always learn a little something reading this series, which cant be bad.
A great series, on to the next book!
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