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James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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In this sixth book in New York Times best-selling author Rollins's (www.jamesrollins.com) "Sigma Force" series-following The Last Oracle (2008), also available from Recorded Books-Commander Gray Pierce and his former lover join forces to find an antidote to a soon-to-be-released biological toxin. Peter Jay Fernandez's (A Man Finds His Way) narration is stellar; his diverse and nuanced accents help to bring this suspenseful international thriller to life. Highly recommended for fans of both the series and Dan Brown's books. [The Morrow hc was described as "an amazing and brilliant technothriller that might be (Rollins's) best to date," LJ 6/1/09.-Ed.]-Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Rollins takes fans on a frenetic roller-coaster ride through the streets of Rome, across England and into Norway. The Sigma Force is in a race to find a link between a nearly 1,000-year-old mystery and a modern conspiracy that could cause the starvation of billions of humans. Comdr. Gray Pierce leads a team that includes his former lover and his current enemy, getting them to work together to save each other's lives long enough to save the world. Peter Jay Fernandez serves up an entertaining gravelly Scottish brogue and a plausible Norwegian accent and gives every character his or her own distinctive voice, allowing easy identification by using inflection and cadence. He keeps listeners involved through lengthy descriptive passages, convoluted scientific explanations and historical fact and speculation, and does well at raising the tension as the narrative escalates into explosive, action-packed scenes. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 27). (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Rollins's prose explodes off the page in a twisty and compelling thriller....Swashbuckling adventure, elite team effort, and religious symbology all add up to another gripping and terrifying read....An amazing and brilliant technothriller that might be his best to date.--Library Journal (starred review)

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