A rollicking, thunderous ride on the man smut train! Rollins' SIGMA novels keep getting better and better. Some ancient Indian mystery has been disturbed that will destroy the world by marauding nanonests (I kid you not) unless our intrepid heroes can square-jawedly save the day. I especially liked that this book featured both Painter Crowe and Gray Pierce (sometimes it's just one or the other) and their respective sidekicks, Kowalski and Monk (hail, hail, the gang's all here!). There's a mute Amazon, Mormons, an evil French psychopath with brittle bone disease, people fizzle away like they're Alka-Seltzer (and apparently that hurts. A lot.), someone digs up Meriweather Lewis (yep, the Lewis and Clark guy), Iceland is exploding, Painter is chased by a river of boiling mud, and Seichan and Gray make out. There is a scene at Ft. Knox featuring Monk's prosthetic hand that's priceless. Too much fun. A note to James Rollins and Steve Berry: apparently you guys are friends (judging by comments in your Acknowledgments), so I think you should get together and write a crossover novel. I have no doubt that Painter and Cotton Malone would be great friends (Gray is way too moody and dark for Cotton). They could hang, grab a beer, go on a double date with their ladies Lisa and Cassiopeia. It would be awesome. Especially if a giant squid or something showed up...
Just could not get into this book and I tried several times.
I have read most of the books by Rollins but I didn't like this one very much. I thought the Native American angle in the plot was great but when he tried to include the tribes of Israel and the Mormons into it, I think he went too far and instead of adding to the book he actually made less enjoyable and believable
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I enjoyed the conspiracy theory meets terrorism. A run through terrorism, native american history, then natural calamity and end of world scenarios, hard core action, the thrill of fort knox breach. Rollins has imagined all possible scenarios and put into a single book. Hard to put down. There were some moments which were slow. I felt at the end, the problem was solved easily where as the build up spanned >300 pages. But overall good book.
Ridiculous Story Based On The Mormon Religion Presented As Fact!
I read my library's Kindle edition of this book.This was my first book from this author and the story was so ludicrous that no way could I get lost in it.I only hung in there to see if the author was really going to stick with the Mormon Proselytizing throughout the book,which he does,so is this author Mormon,and do all his books have such a plot?
The book was also IMO excessively violent and I did not appreciate the 'F' bombs and other cursing,though scattered.
Believe I will be looking for other authors for adventure books.
This story is a very intense and exciting thriller! There are a lot of cliffhangers in each chapter leaving you with curious thoughts and ideas to ponder! I really enjoy how unpredictable the story plot can be such as when Grayson pierces company gets betrayed and ambushed by a squad of US soldiers who area actually Guild operatives at Fort Knox. Great read!
I like the puzzle theme. National Treasure meets Sigma Force. The Native American element is interesting.
This book is full of ridiculous stereotypes about Native American culture, including Native American terrorists who will stop at nothing to defend ancestral graves. There's the usual golden skull, ancient curses, etc.
Eh? Take it or leave it.
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