I'm a huge fan of James Rollins and the Sigma Force novels. Like his other novels, this book combines science, history, and mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat. Rollins is great at crafting multiple story lines and weaving them together seamlessly. In this book, the mystery dates back to the days of the American Revolution and a secret hidden for centruies by Native Americans to protect the world.
Rollins switches things up teaming Kowalski, normally CDR Pearce's sidekick, with Director Crowe on a race to beat the Guild to artifacts made of a dangerously explosive material. CDR Grey Pearce, Seichan, and Monk are teamed up to search through American history for any information on the material. They also face operatives of the Guild.
It's a great story. Kept me interested from beginning to end. I did have some trouble with the relationship between Director Painter Crowe and his "neice". In particular because it appears he had no relationship with her up until the day she called and pulled him into the mystery of the artifacts yet he throughout the book he feels incredibly responsible for her. It's the only thing that didn't exactly gel with me.
This book seemed to last forever, but not in a good way. The story line, although imaginative, was too far fetched to be believable. Even suspending disbelief didn't work. It seems the author wanted a modern day spy/whodunit sort of book with a backdrop of the ancestry of civilization in the US, add some nanobots in with a doomsday scenario and there's the book. Sort of wacky, which is okay, but it was not entertaining. I do not think I will consider another book by this author.
No. Became monotonous at times. The historical details went on and on. Good story.
Definitely not a book that would hold your attention
The story was all over the place. And strange/weird.
I am willing to give all authors a 2nd chance. It could have just been this particular book.
The reader was fine, may have been the material.
Awesome read. book. I thoroughly enjoy James Rollins’ books. He is creative, thorough and easily grabs the reader’s attention throughout the book. This was another slam dunk! Loved it.
A better ending.
He has a terrific voice, but it did not seem to fit the material.
I just feel that with such a good base the story fell short of it potential.
Interesting, unusual, exciting
Most of James Rollins books have the same feel
It was good. He was clear and emphased the scene as needed
I always enjoy the tales that Rollins weaves they keep my attention and interest until the end. I love his reoccuring characters and miss them when the book ends but I also enjoy the new people he brings to the table with each adventure.
Amer Idol Fan
If you like action-packed thrillers this will keep you entertained for hours! I wish he would write faster!
James Rollins is great in any format, written or audio.
All of them. lol
Just pleasure all the way through.