"Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action to create
rousing stories of adventure that are as exciting as any movie." -
Bestseller Rollins continues to dazzle as he sends Sigma Force to solve a centuries-old secret coded in prophecies of doom. His labyrinthine sixth Sigma Force thriller (after The Last Oracle) offers plenty of intriguing science and history lessons. Sigma Force director Painter Crowe gathers the usual crew - Cmdr. Grayson Pierce; Pierce's best friend, Monk Kokkalis; lumbering Joe Kowalski - to discover why an experimental agriculture site in Africa has been attacked and razed, killing everyone, including a U.S. senator's son.
The future of mankind may depend, they learn, on the "Doomsday key," a strange substance brought to England long ago by ancient Egyptians that holds the promise of a new and powerful medicine. A few of 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 as the Sigma team races from the depths of the Vatican to the outer reaches of Norway toward an explosive confrontation with the shadowy forces of evil known as the Guild.
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