Rollins, James (Book - 2012 )
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In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality--a horrifying truth that is locked inside the Bloodline 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 that promises to change humankind forever. A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for the covert rescue mission into the African jungle--for the woman is no rich tourist; she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, the daughter of the U.S. president. Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal, one who has been manipulating events throughout history . . . and now challenges the current presidency. For this sensitive mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions. And the danger is only beginning. . . . Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a centuries-old conspiracy to manipulate our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby, one who holds the key to a mystery and whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking: Could you live forever? Would you live forever?
Authors: Rollins, James, 1961-
Title: Bloodline
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Characteristics: xiv, 447 p. :,map ;,24 cm.
Local Note: 1 2 3 5 7 8 10 13 16 28 31 32 35
Alternate Title: Blood line.
ISBN: 9780061784798
Statement of Responsibility: James Rollins
Subject Headings: Pirates Somalia Fiction. Kidnapping Fiction. Pregnant women Fiction. Africa Fiction.
Topical Term: Pirates
Pregnant women
LCCN: 2012019014
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Nov 05, 2013
  • Bokan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good read. Probably a lot of genetic facts in this novel, enlightening.

I love all of his books. I'm not sure if it's the last book in the Sigma Force series, but I really hope it's not!

Oct 08, 2012
  • bridge1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, fast-paced story, as always

Aug 27, 2012
  • MelvilleAFS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book you'll open at 6 PM and not put down until 6 AM. A typical Rollins, keeps you interested and guessing.

Aug 09, 2012
  • grace_ellisent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow, another great installments of the Sigma Force series. Lovely cross over of lead character from Deep Phantom. It was an exciting read filled with drama, action, politics, explosions, sci-fi, and a surprising twist at the end! Highly recommended, it is best if you start reading from the first two books of the series "Sandstrom" and "Map of Bones"!

Jul 28, 2012
  • anisoz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Always glad to see another Sigma Force novel. Also interesting twist with Seichan!

Jul 27, 2012
  • laurinda_ann rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

i enjoyed it, but perhaps not as much as some of the other sigma stories

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