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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,687 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Rollins Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sigma Force Novels Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780061902215
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At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St. Peter’s Basilica. In Africa, a United States senator’s son is slain outside a Red Cross camp. The three murders on three continents bear a horrifying connection: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh.

The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries to a ghastly crime against humanity hidden within a cryptic medieval codex.

Aided by two women from his past, one his ex-lover, the other his new partner; Gray must piece together the horrifying truth. But the revelations come at a high cost, and to save the future, Gray will have to sacrifice one of the women at his side.

That alone might not be enough, as the true path to salvation is revealed in a dark prophecy of doom. The ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint—an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Doomsday Key cooks up a new recipe for disaster…Yet it works, because Rollins is a master of controlled chaos.” 

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “The book’s many highlights include genetic manipulation, traitorous beautiful women, illuminated manuscripts, saints, prophecies, curses and miracles. Rollins deftly juggles all this and more.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • The Doomsday Key benefits greatly from Peter Jay Fernandez’s versatile performance. Whether the characters are investigating a murder at the Vatican, involved in a motorcycle shoot-out, or carrying out some other high-energy action, Fernandez’s breathless style complements the book’s pace and accentuates Rollins’ imaginative story.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Rollins’ prose explodes off the page…might be his best to date.” 

    Library Journal (starred review) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 2/20/2014

    " I have not read anything by this author, but will try to read more. It was full suspense and historical mystery and covered biotechnology mixed with centuries-old secrets which led the characters on quite the world wide adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Elton | 2/16/2014

    " Very compelling and a fast-paced read. Interesting bio-warfare plot. Really liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yanty | 2/15/2014

    " a great novel by James Rollins,about a multinational company trying to control crops in purpose to control human population on earth caused some destructive microorganism resurrected back from the past "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Weylin | 2/11/2014

    " Awesome! Rollins is great at seamlessly integrating real life science and history with great action in his novels. With Cussler having most of his work done with co-authors now days, Rollins is quickly becoming my favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/9/2014

    " Josh read this book first, and he got through it pretty quick. It was interesteing, esp. given the "End of the World" in May. lol! He writes a lot like Lee Child, James Patterson, etc. Nothing heavy, just quick mystery/action reads to relax on summer days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Buot-Favazza | 1/21/2014

    " I've read a couple of his books...what I really want to do is start from the very beginning of the series. I don't mind re-reading his books, Sigma novels are my favorite - just like Ludlum's Covert One series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene Intriago | 1/18/2014

    " My first James Rollins book! An action packed read. I plan on reading more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil Deschler | 1/17/2014

    " Another excellent thriller by James Rollins, using science and espionage. The Sigma teams are in difficulty through out the book and you are left up in the air and wondering what will happen next as the author jumps from one group to the other. You don't know who to trust and who are the bad guys. The book is hard to put down as the teams get closer to the truth. You are on the edge of your seat throughout the entire book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephknep | 1/17/2014

    " This is the first time I have ever read a James Rollins book. It was a very good read blending true science and history with action and fiction. I will definitely read another one. Although it didn't make me not want to put it down still well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Jensen | 1/14/2014

    " Very exciting and suspenceful. James Rollings never disappoints. Tina you might like these books, Mom and I have been reading them. They're similar to the Divinci Code. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 1/13/2014

    " Found this book at the dollar store because it looked interesting - WOW, what a page turner! It was very suspenseful & kept me fully engaged - my main trait of a good read. Enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 12/21/2013

    " You can keep Dan Brown. Rollins' Sigma Force is much more entertaining and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 12/6/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/4/2013

    " definately one of his best x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 11/21/2013

    " Definitely not the worst of the series but I felt it moved through the puzzles a little sluggishly even though there was a lot of action going on. I did like that Painter got back into the field, I've always liked him. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 8/30/2013

    " no good, did not finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Funky_Monkey | 8/5/2013

    " Picked this up at the grocery store. Turns out it's part of a series. Didn't seem to affect the story much that I hadn't read any others in the series. The story was okay but I won't rush out to pick up the rest of the series... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hana Ehab | 7/6/2013

    " Heavy reading. Have to be EXTREMELY bored to get in the mood for it. Otherwise, it's very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louisa | 5/17/2013

    " Just a great novel in a great series, loved it, and everything about it (but my memory's not so good, so I don't remember the details) But I loved it! That, I do know! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/14/2012

    " awesome as always...I love the action and the intelligence of these characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Satyaki Mitra | 12/9/2012

    " My first Rollin's novel was a complete adrenaline ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Walsh | 7/19/2012

    " the best book in the series so far, some really scary concepts, and a few very interesting truths. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eytan Sosnovich | 6/4/2012

    " It is good for what it is, a mindless, simple, quick read. If you are aware of this going in, you will enjoy this novel. Nough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 5/7/2012

    " I always enjoy the Sigma force books. I enjoy the way Rollins rolls in historical facts and actual locations into the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debye | 5/1/2012

    " I really like this series! So much action, interesting, fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley | 3/26/2012

    " Another action-packed, thrill-a-minute novel in the Sigma series. Was very well researched especially the historical aspects which added an extra layer to the story. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 3/17/2012

    " Need to read the earlier ones! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Domingue | 8/21/2011

    " LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Opa | 5/30/2011

    " You should probably read Rollins' books in order of publication for more clarity. His books are wild tales with lots of action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 5/16/2011

    " A la Dan Brown, lots of action and symbolism. It did keep me turning pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/8/2011

    " I've read a couple of his books...what I really want to do is start from the very beginning of the series. I don't mind re-reading his books, Sigma novels are my favorite - just like Ludlum's Covert One series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " Another good sigma force book. Exotic locations, ancient knowledge rediscoverd to save the modern world from a crisis of devistating proportions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danica | 5/5/2011

    " Interesting! Got some insight into genetically modified food that made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodhi | 5/5/2011

    " Cerdas.
    Nggak terbawa arus cerita kiamat 2012. Walaupun dalam terjemahan Indonesianya malah ditambakan 2012 pada judulnya oleh penerbit lokal. Tapi secara keseluruhan bagus banget. Aksinya nyaris nggak pernah terputus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 4/23/2011

    " I can't stop reading James Rollins. It is problematic yet thankfully only a few left to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/11/2011

    " Lots of historical facts weaved into an action story. My fav of the series. I want the honey bees back. No more GM food, please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 da fallen angel | 4/8/2011

    " so far of reading this book at page 165, it has a pretty good storyline and im like...."WOW!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 4/1/2011

    " This was a very thought-provoking book that had me wondering about what Rollins had said for quite a while. The scary thing is that much of what he put in his book was based on fact so maybe the world may end sometime soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 3/19/2011

    " I liked this book alot. The author keeps multiple story lines going at the same time hopping back and forth between the different characters story lines until they all come together in the end. I will definately read more of this authors books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marna | 3/16/2011

    " I love this book. He's just a great writer, and creates vivid pictures in my mind with every page. Page turning excitement, but you also get inside the heads of the characters intimately. Will get all the JR books in hardcover eventually .... great to re-read. "

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About the Author
Author James Rollins

James Rollins is the # 1 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, Rollins 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

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.