In the latest riveting thriller from James Rollins, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series, an international research station in the Coral Sea comes under siege during a geological disaster that triggers massive quakes, deadly tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. To stop the world from burning, it’s up to Sigma Force to uncover a secret buried at the heart of our planet.
The Titan Project—an international research station off the coast of Australia—discovers a thriving zone of life in an otherwise dead sea. The area teems with a strange bioluminescent coral that defies science, yet holds great promise for the future. But the loss of a military submarine in the area triggers a brutal attack and sets in motion a geological disaster that destabilizes an entire region.
Massive quakes, volcanic eruptions, and deadly tsunamis herald a greater cataclysm to come—for something is stirring miles under the ocean, a threat hidden for millennia.
As seas turn toxic and coastlines burn, can Sigma Force stop what has been let loose—especially as an old adversary returns, hunting them and thwarting their every move? For any hope of success, Commander Gray Pierce must search for a key buried in the past, hidden deep in Aboriginal mythology. But what Sigma could uncover is even more frightening—something that will shake the very foundations of humanity.
The X-Files meets Seal Team Six in Rollins's imaginative, pulse-pounding 17th Sigma Force thriller (after 2022's Kingdom of Bones). Current Sigma field ops commander Grayson Pierce and his crew are called into action after a massive earthquake originating in the South China Sea triggers tsunamis and volcanic eruptions across the world. Not far from the quake's epicenter, scientists at the $10 billion Titan research station have been exploring the ocean depths. Some of their discoveries—including a strange, bioluminescent variety of coral—lead Grayson and his Sigma colleagues to wonder if the researchers may have information about the origins of the quake. Sure enough, they uncover long-buried secrets about a subterranean threat that's preparing to reemerge. Meanwhile, Sigma forces investigate the mysterious loss of a Chinese submarine off the coast of Australia and face down the return of a ruthless Russian assassin long-thought dead. Rollins's gleeful everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach works well here, nimbly balancing popcorn action with mind-blowing scientific speculation. The author has rarely been better at making the implausible feel plausible.
Thank you, Mr. Rollins
As always, from a vet who grew up barely being to able to read, thanks to the culture and societal influences of the 1980’s, I am great full to the likes of you for being a constant reminder that we should read more and talk less.
A Geologic Sci Fi Thriller
I’m happy to report that this was an enjoyable book. As a geologist, it was fun to see my field in science fiction.
So tedious I couldn’t force myself to finish the last 20%
Enjoyed all of these Sigma Force books in the past. This was really difficult to finish. Too many confusing characters, too convoluted a storyline. Picked it up and put it down ten times. Finally just gave up after suffering through the first 80%.