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Map of Bones by James Rollins
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Map of Bones (2005)

by James Rollins

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Series: Sigma Force (2)

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It continues the story of the covert Sigma Force team and Painter Crowe who was the main character in the first book...[Sandstorm]. It's a fast-paced story that rarely takes a break between action scenes, and was somewhat exhausting frantically racing from one scene to the next. This story delves into Catholic relics, secret organizations within the Vatican, unproven Gospel accounts, and of course, lost treasures. Many of the scientific discussions about magnetism, super conductors, and the riddles were completely over my head, but they made for an interesting plot and an exciting, well written book. I look forward to more Sigma Force adventures. ( )
  Carol420 | Feb 13, 2018 |
I learned so much from this book and found Rollins' research to be excellent. I also liked the biblical and historical references and the visits to Maryland, Washington D. C., Cologne, Rome, Alexandria and Avignon France. The characters were very interesting with an adventurous plot with lots of action. Rollins is a great writer and his descriptions make you feel a part of the story. This is the 2nd book of the Sigma Force series and I look forward to continuing with the series. I would highly recommend this series to those who love Clive Cussler's or Steve Berry's books. ( )
  EadieB | Feb 12, 2018 |
A rather entertaining romp but largely shallow and reminiscent of the Da Vinci Code loosely mixed with slightly more science and a little less church action (although still a fair bit).

Whilst the over riding impression is the ridiculousness of there being one shadowy group with a seemingly unidentified purpose, one shadowy group trying to bring about armageddon, a super secret US based spy agency and the group carries seemingly magic bags which have an assortment of gadgets that appear when the plot needs advancement. - Stuck behind bars? I'll just get this car jack out of my bag. Need an acidic fluid? Here's a few 6 packs of coke I was carrying for no apparent reason even though we were just popping in for a few moments and didn't even bring spare torch batteries.

So whilst it's good in terms of passing some time, like a B grade movie, it's not exactly an enriching experience. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Sep 27, 2017 |
Picking up a James Rollins thriller is a guaranteed good read. He has the knack of providing a solid thriller that moves along at a fast pace.

Now, we aren't talking Matthew Reilly pace, and not Andy McDermott either. Rollins is in that pacey category with (his good friend) Steve Berry and Clive Cussler. So this is "does my side have air-bags" as opposed to "my parachute isn't opening".

Map of Bones is part of Rollins' Sigma Force series. I like that the heroes are highly intelligent military operatives; it is a nerd's wet dream. This is the second book in the series and the first to feature Seichan, the nemesis of protagonist Gray Pierce. You know you have a good series when the bad guy is this interesting. ( )
  TysonAdams | Jun 20, 2017 |
I'm left somewhat disappointed with this, I wanted more out of it but overall it's readable but somewhat overall left me feeling a bit meh.

One of those books riding the coat-tails of the Da Vinci Code, only better, in my opinion. Using as many of the conspiracy theories about ancient alchemy as possible. Add in a murderous organisation wanting ultimate power and stir in good guys, some of whom have hidden links to the bad guys and you get this novel. Oh let's not forget a manic hunt across Europe with some bonus Americans saving the world and you get this novel. Readable but fairly forgettable. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Oct 20, 2016 |
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Izuzetan spoj akcije, avanture i religijsko-okultnog trilera, intelektualno provokativan i uzbudljiv

U jednoj od najpoznatijih katedrala u Nemačkoj, na misteriozan način pobijeni su svi koji su prisustvovali ponoćnoj misi. Iz crkve je odneto neprocenjivo blago – mošti tri biblijska kralja koji su darivali Hrista, legendarna tri mudraca.
Komandant Grej Pirs, novi član odeljenja Sigma, predvodi tim agenata u potrazi za Imperijalnim redom zmaja, tajnim društvom aristokrata čiji su koreni negde u tami srednjeg veka, a cilj im je da, uz pomoć mističnih kostiju, stvore novi svetski poredak. Lavirint tragova ostavljenih u davnoj prošlosti vodi agente Sigme kroz evropske gotske katedrale, preko ostataka sedam čuda Starog sveta do magičnih mesta na kojima su nauka i religija sjedinjeni i predstavljaju pretnju kakva nije viđena od početka vremena.

„Mapa kostiju, roman o starom tajnom društu i potrazi za neprocenjivim antikvitetom, sigurno se može porediti sa Den Braunovim Da Vinčijevim kodom, ali je, u svakom pogledu, mnogo bolja knjiga. Tamo gde je Braunov bestseler predvidiv uprkos dobroj postavci, ova priča je mudro vođena i napeta.“
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„Rolins je jedan od najinventivnijih savremenih pripovedača.“
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Izuzetan spoj akcije, avanture i religijsko-okultnog trilera, intelektualno provokativan i uzbudljiv

U jednoj od najpoznatijih katedrala u Nemačkoj, na misteriozan način pobijeni su svi koji su prisustvovali ponoćnoj misi. Iz crkve je odneto neprocenjivo blago – mošti tri biblijska kralja koji su darivali Hrista, legendarna tri mudraca.
Komandant Grej Pirs, novi član odeljenja Sigma, predvodi tim agenata u potrazi za Imperijalnim redom zmaja, tajnim društvom aristokrata čiji su koreni negde u tami srednjeg veka, a cilj im je da, uz pomoć mističnih kostiju, stvore novi svetski poredak. Lavirint tragova ostavljenih u davnoj prošlosti vodi agente Sigme kroz evropske gotske katedrale, preko ostataka sedam čuda Starog sveta do magičnih mesta na kojima su nauka i religija sjedinjeni i predstavljaju pretnju kakva nije viđena od početka vremena.

„Mapa kostiju, roman o starom tajnom društu i potrazi za neprocenjivim antikvitetom, sigurno se može porediti sa Den Braunovim Da Vinčijevim kodom, ali je, u svakom pogledu, mnogo bolja knjiga. Tamo gde je Braunov bestseler predvidiv uprkos dobroj postavci, ova priča je mudro vođena i napeta.“
Buklist

„Rolins je jedan od najinventivnijih savremenih pripovedača.“
added by Sensei-CRS | editknjigainfo.com, Lincoln Child
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
James Rollinsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Aurstad, ToreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Benita, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cunha, Marcos José daTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pampel, WolfgangNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Post Uiterweer, EllisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shale, KerryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Na de plundering van de stad Milaan onder keizer Barbarossa werden de heilige relieken toegewezen aan Reinhold von Dassel, aartsbisschop van Keulen (1159-1167). Deze schat werd de Duitse aartsbisschop toegewezen vanwege zijn verdiensten als rijkskanselier onder deze keizer. Niet iedereen was blij dat een dergelijke schat Italië verliet...en dat ging dan ook niet zonder slag of stoot.

Uit: L'Histoire de la Sainte Empire Romaine
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060765240, Mass Market Paperback)

The bones lead to ancient mysteries and present-day terror . . . To follow them means death.

During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior . . . a treasure that could reshape the world.

With the Vatican in turmoil, Sigma Force under the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into action, pursuing a deadly mystery that weaves through sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and ends at the doorstep of an ancient, mystical, and terrifying secret order. For there are those with dark plans for the stolen sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind . . . when science and religion unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:15 -0400)

During midnight mass, the massive gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany is ransacked by armed monks, ancient relics are stolen, and hundreds of people are murdered. The Vatican secretly requests assistance from the U.S. Dept. of Defense Sigma Force. Commander Gray Pierce and his team begin a harrowing race against a heretical gnostic sect seeking to discover the true nature of the missing bones of the magi.… (more)

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