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Book Discussion : The Last Oracle by James Rollins

This is the group for the book discussion by the Mystery and Suspense Group of The Last Oracle by James Rollins which is Book 5 in the Sigma Force Series.

All are welcome to join in the discussion, but please ensure that you do not leave any spoilers if you finish the book before Friday 15th March when others will be reading the final section.

Sunday 10th March : Prologue and Chapter 1 - 3
Monday 11th March : Chapter 4 - 7
Tuesday 12th March : Chapter 8 - 11
Wednesday 13th March : Chapter 12 - 14
Thursday 14th March : Chapter 15 - 18
Friday 15th March : Chapter 19 - 22 and Epilogue

Synopsis (From www.jamesrollins.com)
What if you could bio-engineer the next great world prophet: scientifically produce the next Buddha, the next Muhammad, or even the next Jesus? Would it mark the Second Coming or initiate a chain reaction with disastrous consequences?

In Washington D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce’s arms, shot by an assassin’s bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man’s hand, an ancient relic that traces back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Gray Pierce discovers the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that dates back to the Cold War, one that threatens the very foundation of humanity.

For an international think-tank of scientists known as the JASONS has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children who show savant talents – mathematical geniuses, statistical masterminds, brilliant conceptual artists – into something far greater and far more frightening, all in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium, one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace…a peace on their own terms.

While halfway around the world, a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is, only that he’s a prisoner in a subterranean research facility. With the help of three unusual children, he makes his escape across a mountainous and radioactive countryside, pursued by savage hunters bred in the same laboratory. But his goal is not escape, nor even survival. In order to thwart a plot to wipe out a quarter of the world’s population, he must sacrifice all, even the children who rescued him.

From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums, from the slums of India to the toxic ruins of Russia, two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history – the Greek Oracle of Delphi.

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