“One of the most inventive storytellers writing today”
—Lincoln Child, bestselling co-author of Gideon’s Corpse
“The modern master of the action thriller.”
“Nobody—and I mean nobody—does this stuff better than Rollins.”
—Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels
Bloodline, a breathtaking Sigma Force thriller from the phenomenal James Rollins, is further proof that, when it comes to explosive adventure and nail-biting suspense, this New York Times bestselling author is one of the very best in the business! Bloodline is a lightning-paced, unputdownable international thriller chock-full of the trademark elements that have propelled Rollins to the top of virtually every national bestseller list: cutting-edge science ingeniously blending with history and nonstop action. A relentlessly exciting tale that races across the globe, Bloodline ensnares popular series hero Commander Gray Pierce in a deadly conspiracy involving Somali pirates, the kidnapped daughter of the U.S. Vice President, and a dark secret hiding in the human genetic code. This is mystery, suspense, surprise, and ingeniously inventive storytelling as only James Rollins can do it.
Rollins' eighth thriller featuring the covert U.S. intelligence agency known as Sigma Force (after The Devil Colony) is of a piece with its predecessors it's fast-paced, full of twists, and thick with intrigue. Beginning strong with an engaging preface discussing the shadowy history of the Knights Templar and 21st-century medical breakthroughs with the potential to make immortality possible, Rollins rewinds to the 12th-century recovery of the Bachul Isu, the staff of Jesus Christ. Just a few pages later, Rollins presses fast-forward again to "Five Days from Now," when Commander Gray Pierce of the Sigma Force has U.S. President James T. Gant in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle. The rest of the novel explains how things got to such a pass, starting with the abduction apparently by pirates of President Gant's pregnant daughter, Amanda, off the Seychelles. The narrow escapes and betrayals between Amanda's kidnapping and Gant's imminent assassination are unsurprising, but the momentum of the plot will carry along those looking for an exciting escape.
Fast paced action, characters continue to evolve holding to the previous story lines.
Another breathtaking journey...
I am going to keep this short and sweet. Not because there isn't much to say about the book...but because I need to get back to it so I can read it a second time. Simply put, this book is amazing. Any fan of the Sigma series will NOT be disappointed.
I love the sigma series. You get to know the main characters and get involved with their personal lives.
Blood Line is another great one. It’s story could happen today. It keeps you involved from beginning to end.