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James Rollins - Author

About the Author

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the 'top crowd pleasers' (New York Times) and one of the 'hottest summer reads' (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets - and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.

 

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Featured books by James Rollins

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

Author: James Rollins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Personnel from the neighbouring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles has been annihilated. The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice. From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind. But is it already too late?

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Subterranean

Subterranean

Author: James Rollins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here - and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed - and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone.

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Other books by James Rollins

Jake Ransom Complete Collection

Jake Ransom Complete Collection

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

Bestselling novelist James Rollins brings to life the adventures of Jake Ransom, who became an orphan when his archaeologist parents disappeared on a dig three years ago. They left behind tokenshalf of an ancient coin for Jake, and the other half for his sister Kadythat fit perfectly into one of their famous discoveries. When everything falls into place, Jake and Kady find themselves in the mysterious, bizarre world of Pangeahome of vicious raptors, bloodthirsty plants, and dark Mayan and Egyptian rituals. And whatever caught their parents is still hungry.The books described as "e;Indiana Jones for tweens"e; are perfect for fans of Alex Rider, Percy Jackson, and National Treasure. Includes Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow and Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx.

Sigma Force Novels 1

Sigma Force Novels 1

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2014

Subterranean

Subterranean

Author: James Rollins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here - and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed - and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone.

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The Blood Gospel

The Blood Gospel

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Sent to explore a subterranean temple revealed after a devastating earthquake in Israel, a trio of experts discover the mummified remains of a crucified girl. But as they excavate, a brutal attack sets them on the run and they're thrust in to a race to recover what was once preserved in the sarcophagus. A book rumoured to have been written by Christ's own hand. Hunted by a force of ancient evil, Dr Erin Granger and her two companions must follow the trail back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world. And here they stumble across a secret sect within the Vatican, one whose existence was painted by Rembrandt himself. A shadowy order known simply as The Sanguines.

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2014

As a young reporter, Arthur Crane exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer from the late '60s whose crimes blackened the end of the Summer of Love. Half a century later, Arthur wakes to find an orchid resting on his pillow, a symbol of death from a killer connected to his estranged younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all--even his very soul--for Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembers...Included with this thrilling story is a sneak peek at INNOCENT BLOOD, the second book in the Order of the Sanguines Series.

The Eye of God

The Eye of God

Author: James Rollins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

A gripping, high-concept Sigma Force adventure from bestselling author James Rollins. When a US military satellite crashes into the remote wilds of Mongolia, a desperate search begins. The satellite contains a code-black physics project - research linked to the birth of our universe. And the last blurry image from the satellite offered a terrifying glimpse of the future. Meanwhile, a mysterious parcel arrives at the Vatican, containing a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound with human skin. DNA testing reveals that both are from Genghis Khan - the Mongol King whose undiscovered tomb is rumoured to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost empire. Commander Gray Pierce and SIGMA race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity, and a weapon that holds the fate of humanity.

Last Oracle and The Doomsday Key

Last Oracle and The Doomsday Key

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2013

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2013

From New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell comes a dark story of murder, mystery, and a brotherhood steeped in a bloody past.As a young reporter, Arthur Crane exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer from the late '60s whose crimes blackened the end of the Summer of Love. Half a century later, Arthur wakes to find an orchid resting on his pillow, a symbol of death from a killer connected to his estranged younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all-even his very soul-for Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembersIncluded with this chilling story is a sneak peek at Innocent Blood, the second book in the Order of the Sanguines Series.

Eye of God

Eye of God

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2013

The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy associated with the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who vanished a decade earlier. It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khanthe long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumored to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire.Commander Gray Pierce and Sigmajoined by a pair of Vatican historiansrace to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.

City of Screams

City of Screams

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2013

In the haunted, war-torn highlands of Afghanistan, amid the ruins of Shahr-e-Gholghol, an archaeology team is massacred in the night. Sergeant Jordan Stone and his crack forensic team are called in to examine the site, to hunt for the perpetrators of this horrific act. But the discovery of a survivor - a child of ten - will shatter all the team knows about life and death. Among the crumbling bones of dead kings, something hoary and murderous stirs out of the ancient past, lurching forward to claim vengeance on those still living.Included with this thrilling story is a sneak peek at The Blood Gospel, where the further exploits of Sergeant Stone and his team will be revealed.

Bloodline

Bloodline

Author: James Rollins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2013

A page-turning, high-concept adventure from the king of the genre. Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu - the staff of Jesus Christ - a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power. A power that will change humankind for ever. A millennium later, Somali pirates kidnap the President's daughter. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission in the African jungle. And halfway around the world a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries and lies within our genetic code. SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking: could you live for ever? Would you live for ever?

Blood Gospel

Blood Gospel

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza, and Dr. Erin Granger, are sent to explore a macabre discovery in Israel, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site thrusts them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning. From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity. In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never openeduntil now.

City of Screams

City of Screams

Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2012

From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins and award-winning suspense novelist Rebecca Cantrell comes a disturbing story of vengeance, bloodshed, and creatures that prowl the night.In the haunted, war-torn highlands of Afghanistan, amid the ruins of Shahr-e-Gholghol, an archaeology team is massacred in the night. Sergeant Jordan Stone and his crack forensic team are called in to examine the site, to hunt for the perpetrators of this horrific act. But the discovery of a survivora child of tenwill shatter all the team knows about life and death. Among the crumbling bones of dead kings, something hoary and murderous stirs out of the ancient past, lurching forward to claim vengeance on those still living. Included with this thrilling story is a sneak peek at The Blood Gospel, where the further exploits of Sergeant Stone and his team will be revealed.

Tracker

Tracker

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2012

In the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany, and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc in the present.In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, secrets exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure.Featuring an extract from BLOODLINE.

Bloodline

Bloodline

Author: James Rollins Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

One of the most inventive storytellers writing todayLincoln Child, bestselling co-author of Gideons CorpseThe modern master of the action thriller.Providence Journal-BulletinNobodyand I mean nobodydoes this stuff better than Rollins.Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novelsBloodline, 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.