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The Doomsday Key by James Rollins

The Doomsday Key

by James Rollins

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Series: Sigma Force (6)

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Fast paced, topical and just as much fun as the previous installments. A worthy successor to Michael Crichton when in comes to science-inspired thrillers. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
"In an adventure that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the lost tombs of Celtic kings, Sigma Force confronts humankind's greatest threat, hidden inside an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key."
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 9, 2016 |
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins ( A Sigma Force Novel)
Painter Crowe and his associates from Sigma Force, Gray and Monk, along with Rachel, an Italian detective, and Seichan, “former” Guild member, try to track down some substance kept hidden for centuries, but referred to in The Domesday Book produced for William, King of England, also known as William the Conqueror, in the eleventh century. The book hurtles from Italy to Scandinavia, with side trips involving Scotland and Wales, but culminating in action in an old abbey in France. It is non-stop action with warring factions appearing to have access to tremendous levels of resources. Needless to say there are plenty of puzzles to be solved, traps to be avoided and physical dangers to be faced. It is never easy to know exactly who is on the side of good apart from the Sigma Force members, but this leads to some very interesting scenarios. Read very quickly.
4.5 stars.
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  Alan1946 | Jun 25, 2016 |
Good read, interesting weave of details that all come together in the end ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
Sigma again is up against the Guild. This time they are trying to prevent them from gaining a stranglehold on the world's food supply, and even worse control of a nasty biowarfare agent. In order to find the only antidote, Gray has to partner with his old nemisis, Seichan.

While I ultimately enjoyed the book for the same reason I enjoy all the Sigma Force novels, the fast-paced action, mystery and adventure, I'm disappointed that Rollins seems to be relying too much on certain plot devices. Most notably, the enemy unbeknownst to Gray, Painter and the rest of Sigma, managing to become part of the team. At some point you would think they would wise up. However, this does not detract from my enjoyment of the story and I highly recommend all the Sigma Force books. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
James Rollinsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Fernandez, Peter JayReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gasperi, GianpaoloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Commander Gray Perce and the Sigma Force confront humankind's greatest threat in an adventure that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the lost tombs of Celtic kings. The ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint--an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key--and a secret that has already claimed the lives of a famed geneticist, a Vatican archaeologist, and a U.S. senator's son.… (more)

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