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The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 7 | [James Rollins]

The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 7

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery - hundreds of mummified bodies - stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to the bodies' origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.
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Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery - hundreds of mummified bodies - stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to the bodies' origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.

During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly. All evidence points to a radical group of Native Americans, including one agitator who escapes with a vital clue to the murder and calls on the one person who might help - her uncle, Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force. To protect his niece and uncover the truth, Painter will ignite a war across the nation's most powerful intelligence agencies. Yet, an even greater threat looms as events in the Rocky Mountains have set in motion a geological meltdown that threatens the entire western half of the U.S.

From the volcanic peaks of Iceland to the blistering deserts of the American Southwest, from the gold vaults of Fort Knox to the bubbling geysers of Yellowstone, Painter Crowe joins forces with commander Gray Pierce to penetrate the shadowy heart of a dark cabal, one that has been manipulating American history since the founding of the 13 colonies. But can he discover the truth before it destroys all he holds dear?

©2011 James Czajkowski (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 10-16-11
    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 10-16-11 Member Since 2008
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    Disappointed in this James Rollins book. I usually enjoy his adventurous work. This effort did not come close to his earlier work. It reminded me to an assembly line - everything coming out the same.

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    Jaynie Clare, MI, United States 10-05-11
    Jaynie Clare, MI, United States 10-05-11
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    "Rollins veterans can predict the ending"

    This book kept me listening to the end, even if it isn't as good as the other Sigma Force novels. The early American history woven into ancient history, along with some comic book science. I did know the outline of the ending about half way through the novel, however. His books are generally good. This one is a little below par, but still listenable.

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    Christopher Cortland, IL, United States 08-10-11
    Christopher Cortland, IL, United States 08-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Juvenile and very poor narration"

    This book sounds/reads as though it was authored by a teenager, who had his friends proof read his work. Too much detail about the things that don’t matter to the story and not enough to the things that do. The narrator is seemingly unable to emote in any way other than anger or macho pride. However the narration problem that bothers me most is that the reader does not pause, or give any special “word weight” when times, location , or moments change… leaving me wondering when did this person come on the scene, only to realize the setting had changed and I missed is as it was glossed over.
    This is the first James Rollins book I have attempted to read/listen and I most likely won’t be back.

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    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 08-07-11
    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for me!!!"

    I was so intrigued about the premise of the story that I neglected to see that it was a "Sigma Force Novel" which obviously meant it was a shoot it up high adrenaline sort of a thrill ride. Not for me! Unless you want that, don't read this.

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    Sherry Pitcock 07-17-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Bogus history and unbelievable"

    While I don't expect thrillers to be really really believable. There is only so much suspension of disbelief I can muster. Every time these guys need something, it is magically to hand. The end of the world is due in 5 hours, then 4 minutes. They cover massive distances immediately, divert sattelites at will and fend of skilled men with autmatic weapons with two guys and a handgun. The forcing of real historical or religious material into aun believable mish=mash of a story is lame. The enternal attempts at suspense building by talking about how wondrous and horrifying a sight is without saying what it is is also lame.

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    David BENSON, AZ, United States 08-08-11
    David BENSON, AZ, United States 08-08-11 Member Since 2005
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    "The Devil Colony is a miss"

    This was completely unbelievable, had to stop listening about halfway through. Don't bother with this book.

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    Allan Medford, NJ, United States 07-13-11
    Allan Medford, NJ, United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2005
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    "last Rollins book"

    I found this book tiresome, difficult to follow and almost impossible to understand the plot or lack thereof. The characters are perhaps over developed to the extent that I didn't want to know any more about any of them TMI!!! All in all a poor read.

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    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 07-12-11
    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good fiction - Typical Rollins"

    If you like Rollins, you will probably like this one too. The Mormon connection is interesting, but don't take it as fact. Like all of Rollins books, he uses about 80% or less fact/science and fills in the rest with fiction. He misidentifies "Joseph Smith" as "John Smith" a few times (or the narrator misread it and no one noticed) - that mistake shows his spotty and sloppy research into Mormonism. But the action is good, the characters are a little too cliché at times, but that's ok - that's why we love Rollins.

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    D'Lontai Arlington, MA, United States 07-01-11
    D'Lontai Arlington, MA, United States 07-01-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Skip IT"

    I came on to Rollins books 2 years (Dooms Day Key) a Sigma Force Novel and fell in love tons of tech loads of history and enough gun play to keep me taking the long way home!! I then spent the last year going threw the whole sigma catalog I loved them all !!!! I have been waiting for almost 2 years for this book and I was very disappointed.
    The book seems rushed and the plot was ok at times and at mother times felt rushed and sloppy ? Maybe some of you can explain to me why such an elite covert agency all ways finds it self out gunned and two steps behind? Also they cant seem to protect anyone if you help them in any way BAM BAM !!! your taken of the board further they continue to be plagued by spies and have there tech blown threw although it is supposed to be the best around !!!! Then Rollins drops a Bomb and ends the book ? WTF we are supposed to wait another 2 years! I’m starting to rout for the GUILD just so the series will be over it’s turning into the book form of LOST you know you should stop but you can’t !!!!!!!!
    SKIP IT

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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