“Tripe, but enjoyable tripe”Ian B wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great work. Can't wait to read the next one now.”Bhumisha P wrote this review Thursday, September 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Yeah...”aerol wrote this review Friday, September 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was my first Sigma Force novel and it was a little better than I had suspected. I'm not much for the blockbuster type stories with explosions, car chases, and physical battles, but the characters drawn here were very good. And I'm a sucker for anything that involves a dog. I'd give it a 3.5. ”Mary Ellen B wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is very interesting at times when it deals with cutting edge technical data and various possibilities. There's times when it is hard to follow the action or story; you must stop, think, go back and re read sections to be clear what is happening and who is doing it. I am not a novice reader to this genre and had more problems in this area with this book than any other I can think of. I was not impressed with alot of the writing as it seemed amateurish at times. Hard to believe and explain but at times sayings, wording of actions truly seemed amateurish. I read this book on the recommendation of a friend and may try one more book but I was disappointed in the overal book. Again, parts of it were great but the overall effort I thought was lacking. ”Roger Bernabo wrote this review Sunday, June 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“James Rollins returns to form with this book. ”Toby Tate wrote this review Tuesday, June 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'll have to admit that the last Rollins book I read, The Doomsday Key, wasn't as good as his previous Sigma Force novels, in my eyes anyway. I missed the book that came after that, "The Devil Colony," but picked up "Bloodline" from the paperback section at a local store on my lunch break one day, deciding to see if Rollins had gotten his groove back.
Oh yes, he has.
Rollins' book "Map of Bones" is one of my all-time favorite adventure stories, and to me, Bloodline surpasses that, and just might vault into my all time favorite works of fiction. The story is wound super tight, with some threads going off a little ways but never too far, and things are pulled back together in a perfect, beautiful knot at the end.
The novel pits the usual cast of Sigma Force once again against the shadowy secret society known as The Guild. Rollins also introduces a new character into the Sigma mix, Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. Some of the most original, and enthralling passages of the book are actually written in character as Kane the war dog, plainly drawing on Rollins' experience as veterinarian turned author. The plot circles around the kidnapped daughter of the President of the USA, who is pregnant. Sigma is trying to rescue her, and in the process uncovers the true nature of the Guild and what is perhaps the key to immortality.
As usual, Rollins weaves established hard science with speculation on the future of science and historical/mythological tales to create an awesome story. At the end of each book, including this one, he discusses the science and history, and shows that he is an author that really does his research.
In the end, the book reads like "24" meets "The X-Files" meets "Assassin's Creed." It was literally hard to put down, especially toward the end. Pick it up and give it a read, even if you haven't read any of the other Sigma novels. You'll be hooked.”
“A good fun read. A step up from from Tom Clancy. Incredulous in places, like when the former boyfriend happens to have a submarine when and where the protagonists need it. There's a cool war dog though. The science seems right-on.”John McInerney wrote this review Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Action at its best. Its a incredible blend of Action, Suspense, Mystery, Conspiracy, History, Technology and lot more. Its a fast paced thriller that will stick you to it till the end. Another brilliant Sigma Flick.”Indian Knight wrote this review Wednesday, May 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow, the best yet in the Sigma advenure series bringing back all of the team members and a few you don't count on...to uncover more of the mystery behind the Guild and ultimately the Bloodline. Awesome read over July 4th.
In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality.
Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu -- the staff of Jesus Christ -- a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that promises to change humankind forever.
A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission into the African jungle. The woman is no rich tourist: she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, daughter of the U.S. president.
Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal which has been manipulating events throughout history...and now challenges the current presidency.
For this unique mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal, as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions. And the danger is only beginning...
Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries...a scheme that lies within our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking:
Could you live forever?
Would you live forever?”