The Judas Strain (NEW)
Han in one group and Lisa Cummings and Monk in the other focused in the Indonesian Islands this threat to humanity has its origins James Rollins image from World NewsThe formula actionadventure these days seems to reuire some puzzle solving regarding ancient writings or artifacts and a mystery that has been hidden through history In this book the mystery is what happened to Marco Polo during his return trip from China that caused him to lose most of his expedition a secret that is intimately linked to the bio hazard of today It entails having to figure out a secret code on an obelisk that has been stolen from the Vatican and it goes from there The organizations manage to effect whatever actions they need done with minimal dealings with the real world but hey this is pure entertainment Why uibble There is some *payload here the Marco Polo bit for one angel writing for *here the Marco Polo bit for one angel writing for bioluminescence for a third and an intimation that there are awful things lying much nearer than we might have supposed that are not necessarily entirely dead It was a fun fast read and would be a good book for summer reading This is not book club fodderEXTRA STUFFRollins s siteI read and reviewed one other Sigma Force Book 2 Map of Bones James Rollins novels generally remind me of some weird combination of Michael Crichton Dan Brown and Tom Clancy none of whom are among my favorite authors Rollins is though I love the combination of mythlegend science and intrigue The Judas Strain starts with a viral outbreak follows Marco Polo to Cambodia via an ancient manuscript and has the SIGMA team tracking terrorists on three continents If that sounds far fetched it s only because you haven t read it Rollins nearly always leaves me thinking huh What if This is the third book in the Sigma Force series that I ve read and absolutely loved James Rollins writing is historically accurate and amazingly detailed It s one of those books that draws you in from the first horrific chapter and keeps you turning pages as fast as your fingers and eyes allow Of course there are multiple things going on a historical trail and a scientific trail which ultimately converges with dire conseuences I particularly liked the inclusion of Kowalski an ex military man who is now doing security for Sigma Force He is included on the mission to provide muscle not brains but his one liners are spot on and hilarious He provided a much needed dose of comic reliefSigma has one major enemy in the war against terrorismThe Guild they are a badass outfit that is usually one step ahead of Sigma but Sigma always wins the race Guild agent Seichan shot in the gut ends up crashing her motorcycle in Commander Gray Pierce s driveway Seichan and Gray have a past and it s not a friendly one The historical trail involves Gray Seichan a Catholic priest and Kowalski reversing Marco Polo s historic ourney from China and discovering the cure for a nasty bacteria that is currently killing people off the coast of Australia but which could eventually decimate the entire human population Bad
"guy on this leg amen nasser guild operative "on this leg Amen Nasser Guild operative immediately kidnaps Gray s parents to get the upper hand The scientific trail involves Sigma operatives Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis out on Christmas Island trying to find the cause of the recent plague like outbreak Bad guy here Devesh Patanjali Guild operative who has hijacked a cruise ship full of evacuees from Christmas Island to use as guinea pigs while looking for the cure so The Guild can use the disease for bio terrorism Fortunately both Lisa and Monk are on board and working against Devesh s evil I really was disappointed with this book after starting it and nearly put it down But a funny thing happened it started to get interesting at about page 75 or so I m glad I hung in there and kept with it I ust might read a few by Dr Rollin. Idemia è così importante E in uale modo è legata all’enigmatico obelisco e al misterioso viaggio di ritorno di Marco Polo dalla Cina mai raccontato nel Milione Da Washington al Sud est asiatico dal Vaticano a Istanbul gli agenti della Sigma sono gli unici a poter scongiurare una minaccia che la Storia sembrava aver cancellato per sempre Ma non potranno fidarsi di nessuno perché chiunue amico o nemico potrebbe avere in sé il marchio di Giud.
James Rollins ↠ 0 ReadPlot His novels are very well researched and incorporate fascinating real life historical events and mysteries which he then extrapolates from to create a wild story with enough factualhistorical background to keep suspension of disbelief possible
Despite My Not Uite 4my not uite 4 rating for reasons set forth below this is a series that I intend to continue to read as Rollins is a very compelling tale spinner and his plots are big bold and very well thought out Put simply they are both smart and a ton of Fun The Judas Strain The Judas Strain the 4th SIGMA novel and finds the team racing against time as usual to investigate an unusual and highly contagious viral outbreak in the Indian Ocean The plague has the potential to be an extinction level event if not contained or if no cure can be found Complications arise when SIGMA s evil counterpart the GUILD shows up looking to control the plague and possibly weaponize it Of course those of you who have read previous SIGMA novels know that there is MUCH MUCH to the plot than that The story of the plague actually begins with Marco Polo s 13th Century return from China after spending 20 years in the court of Kublai Khan Marco Marco Polo s 2 year ourney in 1292 from China is described in this novel It is mysteriously eerie and puzzling but also intriguing and compelling He starts out with 14 ships and over 600 warriors only to be wiped out by a mysterious plague that wipes out all but 18 men including himself and a betrothed princess bound for Persia There is talk of angels and a map cannibals and pirates This secret must be kept hidden at all costs but what is it Christmas Island centuries laterA husband and wife leisurely enjoying a day diving along the coast of Christmas Island becomes overcome by a phenomenon that uickly engulfs the water A neon green algae glowing substance has suddenly surrounded their yacht As the wife boards the boat she is immediately covered in a blister like rash that confounds them Soon they realize the sea creatures are floating dead Dolphins fish and sea turtles DON T GO IN THE WATER SIGMA force is back and it is up to Dr Lisa Cummings and Painter Crowe to save the world from a pandemic This virus isn t Black Heart, Red Ruby just any virus Marco Polo s mysterious secret has left clues and the race begins SIGMA s rivalry The GUILD has plans for the virus and they try to prevent SIGMA from getting their hands on the cure which is beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding Iust can t get over how Rollins captures fact along with fiction in his novels I always learn something new about the world as well as history and cultures centuries before my time Did you know that there are over 18000 Indonesia Islands Only slightly over 900 inhabited and over 8000 unnamed That is ust wild In a way I find Rollins books enchanting with the mysteries of treasures that might be hidden and buried as well as the deadly curses fictionally among them I m no Laura Croft though Another great adventure this one A friend recommended James Rollins to
me as I like books by Dan Brown and Steve Barry Ias I like books by Dan Brown and Steve Barry I read a couple of his books so far and am in complete agreement with my friend I find that the books start off in a very exciting way and hold my attention throughout In this book The Judas Strain I am learning about Marco Polo and the mystery surrounding his 24 year voyage that took him to the palaces of Kublai Khan in China I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical thriller The Sigma Force is back in action see Map of Bones A deadly microbe has turned parts of the ocean into a toxic flesh eating monster What the hell is going on Gray Pierce and the other fun folks of the Sigma Force team up with the evil Seichan to try to keep their nemesis the Guild from using this biological threat as a new form of bio weapon The action takes place with Grey and Seic. La dell’arcipelago indonesiano si diffonde un’epidemia devastante che costringe le autorità a reuisire una lussuosa nave da crociera in modo da isolare le persone contagiate da un virus letale e sconosciuto Tuttavia soltanto poche ore dopo alcuni pirati abbordano la nave e ignorando il ricchissimo bottino concentrano invece la loro attenzione sugli individui infetti e sugli scienziati che stanno investigando sull’accaduto Perché uell’ep.