James Rollins: Eye of God (Review)

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James Rollins was born in Chicago, Illinois, is 1961. With his three brothers and three sisters, he was raised in the Midwest and rural Canada. He graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri and went on to establish his own veterinary practice in Sacramento, California. An amateur spelunker and a PADI-certified scuba enthusiast, he’ll often be found either underground or underwater.

Product details

EOG

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (18 July 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1409113906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409113904
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.9 x 3.8 cm

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In The Eye of God, a Sigma Force novel, New York Times best-selling author James Rollins delivers an apocalyptic vision of a future predicted by the distant past.

In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy – and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.

At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artefacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force set out to discover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery going back to the birth of Christianity, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.

Review:

James Rollins is the Thriller writer all thriller fans should read IMHO, all the hype that exists around Dan Brown seems even more unwarranted when you read the quality of story plot, pace, action and adventure that he publishes year in year out. Some of the earlier novels (listed below under Novels) can to some go to the extreme of credulity, but they are still so well written and so much fun they are addictive.

The Sigma series are that well written, but instead of stretching credulity they inspire, they give a view of technology to aspire to. So many people look at books like this and think “far fetched” when an author pushes the boundaries of technology and fiction it needs to be done right and Rollins always does this with style, look at early star trek, some of the idea (like personal communicators)  came to pass (Mobile phones). Look at advances in Rollins books like Monks prosthetic hand, and do an on-line search of the next gen prosthetics, Monks hand has been around for a few years now, the idea behind it so deep so detailed, and this is just one of the ideas brought forth by Rollins wonderful imagination, this imagination is so real so detailed, from the overall plot down to the nitty gritty fine details.

In this latest book Rollins takes us on a journey through history and through the future of Space, time and dark matter. The concepts and the research for this book must have absorbed him for months. The introduction of some of the Greatest/ darkest men in History was wonderful, Genghis and Attila combined with St Thomas. How does an imagination come up with a plot like that astounds me. Add in the fine detail of families, loves won, loves lost and some very brave writing by the author. This is probably the richest and most elaborate, and at the same time down to earth and emotive of all the sigma books.

Very Highly recommended

(Parm)

Other books by this author

Series
Sigma Force
1. Sandstorm (2004)
2. Map of Bones (2005)
3. Black Order (2006)
4. The Judas Strain (2007)
5. The Last Oracle (2008)
6. The Doomsday Key (2009)
7. The Devil Colony (2011)
8. Bloodline (2012)
9. The Eye of God (2013)
The Skeleton Key (2011)
The Doomsday Key / The Last Oracle (omnibus) (2011)
SandstormMap of BonesBlack OrderThe Judas Strain
The Last OracleThe Doomsday KeyThe Devil ColonyBloodline
The Eye of GodThe Skeleton KeyThe Doomsday Key / The Last Oracle
Jake Ransom
1. Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow (2009)
2. Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx (2011)
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's ShadowJake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx
Order of the Sanguines (with Rebecca Cantrell)
1. The Blood Gospel
2. City of Screams
3. Innocent Blood
The Blood GospelCity of Screams
Tucker Wayne (with Grant Blackwood)
1. The Kill Switch (2014)
Novels
Subterranean (1999)
Excavation (2000)
Deep Fathom (2001)
Amazonia (2002)
Ice Hunt (2003)
Altar of Eden (2009)
SubterraneanExcavationDeep FathomAmazonia
Ice HuntAltar of Eden
Novellas
Tracker (2012)
Tracker
Series contributed to
Indiana Jones (Films)
4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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