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Black Order: A Sigma Novel (Sigma Force Novels) (original 2006; edition 2007)

by James Rollins

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Title:Black Order: A Sigma Novel (Sigma Force Novels)
Authors:James Rollins
Info:Harper (2007), Edition: First, Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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Bookshops, rare books, Tibetan monasteries, Nazi experiments, quantum physics, and of course plenty of action and bad guys - this book covers a lot of ground. fast-paced enough to keep me interested, complex enough to keep me thinking. If you're a fan of Scott Mariani or WIll Adams, you'll probably like this one too.

This was my first James Rollins book, and I suspect it won't be my last. ( )
  adam.currey | Jun 9, 2018 |
It was great to be back with the Sigma Force again. Gray Pierce in is Copenhagen with a suspicious bookstore fire. He is involved is a terrifying mystery surrounding horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory in the mountains in Poland. Painter Crowe and Lisa Cummings are in a remote monastery in the mountains of Nepal where Buddhist monks are turning to cannibalism and torture. The Sigma team start to piece together and come to the conclusion about the Nazis' experiments that were going on during the war dealing with evolution and the origin of life. They must now save the world from a new order that is on the rise.

I liked all the information that we were given in regards to what the Nazis were up to. Never heard or read anything as in depth as this book. James Rollins has given us a mixture of science and heart pumping action and adventure where in some place you need to suspend your beliefs. All in all, it is a riveting edge-of-your seat read that will keep the pages turning quickly. I now look forward to the next Sigma Force book and I would highly recommend this book to those who love scientific adventure reads. ( )
  EadieB | May 12, 2018 |
As is the case of most of the Sigma stories, there is a great deal of action which always provides an entertaining story. History buffs will love the background information. I feel that Rollins books are a bit too long but they just keep you reading regardless. The only problem I have with the writing is that at some critical point in a segment of the story....the story shifts to another segment which is a bit confusing. Overall I have to say the characters were fascinating and Rollins has given his readers another top of the line book. ( )
  Carol420 | May 11, 2018 |
The black market has been a buzz. Specific items have been demanded; mainly historical documents from scientists of the Victorian-era. Of course the Sigma team is alerted when a bible is put up for auction. Not just any bible, it's Charles Darwin's bible. But what do black market auctions have to do with Maoist rebels and using the plague to cover up a mass murder of Buddhist monks, and "former" Nazis? With Sigma force stretched thin on missions, Painter Crowe once again steps out from behind his desk and goes out into the field. Crowe is to investigate strange disappearances and illnesses all concentrated in one particular area around the Chinese border. What he wasn't counting on was waking up and realizing he had no idea what happened to the past 3 days, and come to find out that he was sick and "damaged at the quantum level" due to an experiment called, "the bell". Pierce is reintroduced, already deep undercover in Copenhagen, in the midst of a scientific antiquities deal worth killing over. All answers can be found in a man- who was sought after by the Nazis after World War II. How can one boy hold the answer to so many questions? At times, I did feel the science aspect of the book was a bit over my head (quantum mechanics and all) but during the "action" scenes, it was a fast-paced read. Can you expect anything less from James Rollins? ( )
  mspoet569 | Mar 21, 2016 |
The head of the SIGMA Force in a loin cloth in Nepal. It's definitely a unique way to start a story. This is the third book in the SIGMA Force series about the DARPA super secret commando agents.

This time there are two (and eventually three) stories going on at once. That made it a little hard to get into at first, since there were some characters that just appeared with no context. Still they were interesting stories. One was set in a South African wildlife preserve, another in a Nepalese Mountain (one that isn't named Everest), and one in Copenhagen.

Once the story got going though and connections started to be made between the disparate stories the novel got much more interesting.

And like the previous two novels in the series a lot of the history stuff and the science stuff was done well and most definitely fun to read (here and there even more fun to read than the plot).

It wasn't quite as much of a thriller as I've read, a bit more like a mystery with a bit of suspense. But, it was a mostly interesting mystery as well.

All in all a good book in an interesting series. Not a have to read, but more of a, 'if you have the time you should definitely read', read. ( )
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The fact that evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory - is it then a science or faith? -Charles Darwin
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A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin. And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany...and to horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory in Poland.
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A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin. And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany...and to horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory in Poland.

A continent away, madness ravages a remote monastery in Nepal, as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture. Lisa Cummings, an American doctor investigating the atrocity, is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin. And Lisa's only ally is Painter Crowe, director of SIGMA Force, who already shows signs of the baffling malady.

Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save them both as SIGMA Force races to expose a century-old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order . . . and alter the destiny of humankind forever.

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A fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany--and to horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory buried in a hollowed-out mountain. Meanwhile, madness ravages a monastery in Nepal, as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture. Lisa Cummings, investigating the atrocity, is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin working for forces that want the affair buried. Lisa's only ally is a hidden pilgrim, Painter Crowe--director of SIGMA Force, an elite command of American scientists and Special Forces operatives--who is already showing signs of the malady that destroyed the monks. Now Pierce must save both Painter and Lisa, and a world in jeopardy--as SIGMA Force races to expose a century-old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order--and alter the destiny of humankind forever.--From publisher description.… (more)

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