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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Rollins Narrator: John Meagher Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sigma Force Novels Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780061979156
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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 leaps into action. An elite team of scientific and Special Forces operatives under the command of Grayson Pierce and accompanied by Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome's carabinieri, they are 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A spiraling, high-octane adventure, loaded with cutting-edge technology and jam-packed with action and mayhem. This pulse-pounding thriller moves at mach speed. James Rollins is clearly at the top of his game.” 

    Steve Berry, nationally bestselling author of The Third Secret and The Romanov Prophecy 

  • “Rollins combines the mystery and research of Dan Brown with the adrenaline-charged action of Clive Cussler into a slick thriller that you can’t put down.” 

    Jack Du Brul, nationally bestselling author of Deep Fire Rising

  • “Rollins has few peers in the research department, which makes the historical material fascinating, and he keeps the dialogue believably colloquial.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “Sure to be compared to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, but, in every way, it’s a much better book.” 

    Booklist 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2006 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick Gibson | 2/16/2014

    " "Fun read" seems to be about it. Even though I have read all of James Rollins books, I consider them nothing more than a guilty pleasue. Along with Clive Cussler and a few others, I get my fill of big boy adventure. Don't believe the reviewers that liken this to a poor mans 'DaVinci Code'--it actually has more ideas and dense with adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gene | 2/13/2014

    " Another James Rollins thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 2/8/2014

    " This is a good thriller. It treads similar ground to the Da Vinci Code, however it is more action-packed. The science is speculative at best (ancient Egyptians discovered superconductors). And typical of Rollins work, there is the occasional howler of a factual error (e.g., Dante wrote in vernacular Italian, not Latin). The book is a definite recommendation to fans of Art Bell's late night radio show or readers of Fortean Times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting read. Very reminiscent of The DaVinci Code. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmy | 1/16/2014

    " Its really 'the bomb'! A must read for lovers of thrillers, history and religion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/16/2014

    " This novel explodes from the very first page, and doesn't stop until the very end. That being said, the relentless action doesn't save a thin storyline. Nor do the mindless villains who have ample opportunity to dispose of the good guys, but don't. Anyway, the main idea of the book is that there is a secret hidden amongst the bones of the 3 Magi who came to see the Christ child upon his birth. The secret...well, I won't give it away, but it fizzles out by the time the protagonists discover it. This was no "DaVinci Code" when it comes to fantastic and unbelievably intriguing conclusions, but what it does offer is a fast paced read to bide your time until something a bit better comes along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt | 1/14/2014

    " Similiar to Da Vinci Code, but not quite as good. It is a good book though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/11/2014

    " I love his use of really wild-sounding scientific stuff that turns out to be true. Not crazy about the contrived romances. I think he should just stick to the action! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Ethridge | 1/1/2014

    " I always pick up one of his books for long flights...they're great quick reads "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rowena | 12/24/2013

    " Brilliant...if you like Angels & Demons you will LOVE this -the author's put in heaps of research and it's constant action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andinas | 12/23/2013

    " Well, it's just good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Taylor | 12/21/2013

    " I absolutely adore books that connect scientific fact with religious myth. If you were even intrigued by The Davinci Code or the idea of quantum physics in relation to brain function, you should check this out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julian Tan | 9/30/2013

    " A romping good read, reminiscent of a cross between GI Joe and Indiana Jones. The well researched writing takes a bit of suspension of disbelief but ultimately it takes you on a thrilling journey that is thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/9/2013

    " A better Da Vinci Code. The team of characters race around the modern world to ancient world sites: Alexandria, Rome, Avignon (not so ancient, but still) to find clues to the final mystery. I did enjoy it, but it feels formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/29/2013

    " Just really enjoyed this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kilgallen | 5/30/2013

    " I found the story was a little hard to get into. The pace did really pick up in the last half of the book and I found myself enjoying it more at that point. A very intresting mix of science, mythology, history and religion. I will certainly be continuing this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 4/28/2013

    " A bit too much like Dan Brown's Angels & Demons/DaVinci Code, with conspiracies within the Catholic Church. Also, I like Painter Crowe's charactr more than Grayson Pierce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Purdy | 3/9/2013

    " My first of all James Rollins and in my top five all time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Padmavathitx | 2/14/2013

    " I love these ninja scientists!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 10/28/2012

    " Good action/suspense book, with just enough science to dork it up a bit. Kinda "Indiana Jones" meets "Bourne Identity" in nature. Worth a read if you want a book just to enjoy without too much thought involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syd | 8/6/2012

    " Still my favorite James Rollins book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Mason | 5/22/2012

    " probably the best sigma force book in the series yet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khrys | 3/22/2012

    " Reminds me a lot of Dan Brown... Not quite him though.. interesting read none the less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/20/2012

    " This book was really very good. It managed to put religon, sience, history, military special forces groups all rolled into this action packed book. I really enjoyed it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandra | 12/27/2011

    " Spent too much time in the desert. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tee Brickey | 7/8/2011

    " Just started it, but it is a good summer read - action packed with little social implications. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " probably the best sigma force book in the series yet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreene | 4/26/2011

    " I have always liked Rolins style of writing. This story is interesting and fast paced with lots of possiblilites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/24/2011

    " fast paced thriller that weaved it's way through technology and religion with a hint of Indiana Jones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smogreecridity | 4/24/2011

    " it's make a brain run to get idea "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 4/19/2011

    " This is one I'll read and reread. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 4/14/2011

    " 2nd book in the Sigma series, and the characters I love. Honestly, Monk is my favorite. At the very least he gets the best lines. Seichan you can see from the beginning has blurred loyalties - I'm convinced the only one she's loyal to is herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/10/2011

    " Sigma Force series are fabulous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 4/9/2011

    " Good fun! Who doesn't like conspiracy mixed with high action and the fate of humanity? Me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aulana | 3/24/2011

    " Awesome book! I wish they would make it into a movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/20/2011

    " A really fun read. I loved the fast paced action of the book and the quick glimpses of arcane knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/1/2011

    " I wasn't sure about this book for awhile. Though interesting it seemed to follow the same "formula" as Sandstorm but it proved to have its own twists. "

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About the Author
Author James Rollins

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, he has a knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality that has been hailed by critics and embraced by millions of readers around the world.

About the Narrator

John Meagher is a graphic designer and voice-over artist. He is also the author of the Tales of the Left Hand series, which he started writing as a side project to practice his narration skills. He lives in Virginia with his family.