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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,778 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: July 2007 ISBN: 9780061475900
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ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with a terrifying story of an ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world . . . and of an impossible hope that lies hidden in the most shocking place imaginable: within the language of angels.

From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind—a disease that's unknown, unstoppable . . . and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis—operatives of SIGMA Force—search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions. In a savage and sudden coup, terrorists hijack the vessel, turning a mercy ship into a floating bio-weapons lab.

A world away, SIGMA's Commander Gray Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a beautiful would-be killer who holds the first clue to the discovery of a possible cure. Pierce joins forces with the woman who wanted him dead, and together they embark upon an astonishing quest following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history: Marco Polo. But time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control. As a relentless madman dogs their every step, Gray and his unlikely ally are being pulled into an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity's genetic code. And as the seconds tick closer to doomsday, Gray Pierce will realize he can truly trust no one, for any one of them could be . . . a Judas.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rollins includes more than enough action and suspense to keep readers turning pages.”   

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “In a word, terrific.” 

    Providence Journal 

  • “The books’ style perfectly matches their subject matter, and it’s impossible not to be swept up by their energy and excitement.” 

    Booklist 

  • USA Today Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Biggio | 2/14/2014

    " Rollins has again cracked the code for another New York Times bestseller. The familiar characters of Sigma Force are on a quest to solve the mystery imbedded in Marco Polo's journal. The clock is ticking, a pandemic threatens. Humanity's survival hangs in the balance as the characters scramble for a solution. With sleight of hand,Rollins weaves science,history and religion into a fiction that entertains and informs.For the reader "the key to treasure is the treasure." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Robinson | 2/14/2014

    " All too possible with medical science as advanced as it is today "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Oberheim | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoy these adventure packed books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mattias | 1/30/2014

    " Very entertaining about a very old virus and what it can do "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/28/2014

    " A great book. It kept my attention the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stgardn | 1/28/2014

    " First time I have read this author. Took me a few chapters to get into it...but them I was hooked! Looking forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Tredway | 1/16/2014

    " Rollins kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed this action packed novel with all of its twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanford O'Donnell | 1/14/2014

    " A quick and easy read. Rollins flirts with some extremely interesting and potentially controversial themes but never really takes the plunge into exploring them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 1/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this thriller about a virus that infects cells of animals and sometimes reverts back to normal. Lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 January | 1/7/2014

    " Non-stop action. This book just kept moving along and it was really hard to put down. Curse the need to sleep! With this being the fourth in a series, I'm already vested in the characters, but Rollins keeps developing them which is great. A realy good read! "

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

    " I listened to the audio verison of this; the narrator was perfect. I didn't relaize until about 1/4 of the way through that this is the latest in the Sigma Force series, but by then I was hooked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Celeste | 12/16/2013

    " Oh brother. Poor dialogue and attempts to link science and terrorism together make a crazy story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/11/2013

    " Great book. Interesting historical fiction plot. Exciting page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 3/10/2013

    " This book was really hilarious and ridiculous , but I totally couldn't put it down. I hate myself a little for liking it so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/17/2013

    " I have to admit that as I listened to this, there were times that I got lost on the scientific mumbo-jumbo. (My mind wanders way to much when I drive and listen) I probably would have learned more had I read it. It was an entertaining read, if a bit long in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 10/26/2012

    " A greta read. fun characters interesting series so far i have enjoyed every James Rollins book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/19/2012

    " #4 Sigma Force, tons of mythol, speculation on angelic lang, angkor wat, marco polo, dna and lang frequencies/hidden lang in dna "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerrad Frei | 6/19/2012

    " Action-adventure mystery that closely follows other like-minded tales such as the DaVinci Code. Not my usual forte, but kept my attention and kept me entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/6/2012

    " Adventure & mystery abounds! Definitely a page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlina | 12/19/2011

    " I think what I love most about James Rollins' books are that they read like good suspense movies. This book was no exception. I took it with me on a vacation and it made the long plane ride just fly by. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 11/2/2011

    " A great mix of biology, history and action. Like a good action-adventure movie, this book was a quick read and highly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 10/8/2011

    " One of my favorite thriller authors - I was not disappointed!! Now on to The Last Oracle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 9/16/2011

    " I loved this book! I even gave this to my microbiology professor to read! She loved it too. If you like science and mystery you will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Galina | 8/9/2011

    " As always the book is very action-packed but here all this action makes the story a bit chaotic. I think as a movie this could be better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/3/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this read. A little bit of science, history, and action...what more do you need? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 5/9/2011

    " James Rollins continues the Sigma Force series with another thriller. The mix of action, mystery, science, and (a bit of) romance makes for an entertaining read. His style and method are beginning to be a touch systomatic though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 4/20/2011

    " like DaVinci Code but with Marco Polo

    If you likes DaVinci Code..you will like this also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 4/20/2011

    " Weird virus surfaces. Forces of evil decide to try to harness it. Forces of good prevent them. So that's alright then. "

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

    " James Rollins writes plots and characters I just love. I thought Doomsday Key would remain my fav forever, and I still love it. But this one ranks right up there with it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " I gave up. Maybe could have been good, but I just wasn't into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/9/2011

    " Suspenseful.........I enjoyed it, but a long, long book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/18/2011

    " excellent a book to read more than once "

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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.