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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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It's always nice to revisit the Sigma Force gang, and this was a solid outing with some pretty cool scientific and historical underpinnings. And while I know that it's practically a requirement for a thriller to have some crazy and over-the-top plot elements, I wish that this series would fight the trend a bit more, as Rollins's work is far more than just mindless fluff, and I hate to see him giving any ammo (pun sort of intended) to those who live to denigrate the genre. In fact, the crazy (and entirely unnecessary) plot elements had ensured a three-star rating until the very nice twist at the end, which took me completely by surprise and served as a game changer for one of the characters. And yes, someone really needs to get Kowalski a teddy bear. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
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 |
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Fernandez, Peter JayReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gasperi, GianpaoloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stöbe, NorbertÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wolfswinkel, GerdaTranslatorsecondary 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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