Sigma Force Books In Publication Order
- Sandstorm (2004)
- Map of Bones (2005)
- Black Order (2006)
- The Judas Strain (2007)
- The Last Oracle (2008)
- The Doomsday Key (2009)
- The Devil Colony (2010)
- The Skeleton Key (2011)
- Bloodline (2012)
- Tracker (2012)
- The Eye of God (2013)
- The 6th Extinction (2014)
- The Midnight Watch (2015)
- The Bone Labyrinth (2015)
- The Seventh Plague (2016)
- The Demon Crown (2017)
- Crucible (2018)
- The Last Odyssey (2020)
- Kingdom of Bones (2021)
Sigma Force Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Kowalski’s in Love (2006)
- The Devil’s Bones (With: Steve Berry) (2014)
- Crash and Burn (2016)
- Ghost Ship (2017)
The Banned and the Banished Books In Publication Order
- Wit’ch Fire (As: James Clemens) (1998)
- Wit’ch Storm (As: James Clemens) (1999)
- Wit’ch War (As: James Clemens) (2000)
- Wit’ch Gate (As: James Clemens) (2001)
- Wit’ch Star (As: James Clemens) (2002)
Godslayer Books In Publication Order
- Shadowfall (2005)
- Hinterland (2006)
Jake Ransom Books In Publication Order
- Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow (2009)
- Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx (2010)
Moon Fall Books In Publication Order
- The Starless Crown (2022)
Order Of The Sanguines Books In Publication Order
- City of Screams (2012)
- The Blood Gospel (2013)
- Blood Brothers (2013)
- Innocent Blood (2013)
- Blood Infernal (2015)
Tucker Wayne Books In Publication Order
- The Kill Switch (With: Grant Blackwood) (2014)
- War Hawk (With: Grant Blackwood) (2016)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Subterranean (1999)
- Excavation (2000)
- Deep Fathom (2001)
- Amazonia (2002)
- Ice Hunt (2003)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
- Altar of Eden (2009)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Unrestricted Access (2020)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Killer Year: Stories to Die For… (2008)
- Warriors (2010)
- FaceOff (2014)
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James Rollins Books Overview
Nationally bestselling author James Rollins has transported readers to the dark heart of the Amazon, the bowels of the earth, far below the ocean, and the top of the world. Now he embarks upon his most gripping and terrifying adventure yet: to a nightmare buried beneath a treacherous desert wasteland. An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum a devastating blast that sets off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world, as the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington’s family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead Kara and her friend Safia al Maaz, the gallery’s brilliant and beautiful curator, into a world they never dreamed actually existed. For new evidence exposed by the tragedy suggests that Ubar, a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert, is more than mere legend…
and that something astonishing is waiting there. Two extraordinary women and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, are not the only ones being drawn to the desert. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Painter Crowe, a covert government operative and head of an elite counterespionage team, is hunting down a dangerous turncoat, Crowe’s onetime partner, to retrieve the vital information she has stolen. And the trail is pointing him toward Ubar. But the many perils inherent in a death defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmarish secrets to be unearthed at journey’s end. What is hidden below the sand is more than a valuable relic of ancient history. It is an ageless power that lives and breathes an awesome force that could create a utopia or tear down everything humankind has built during millennia of civilization. Many lives have already been destroyed by ruthless agencies dedicated to guarding its mysteries and harnessing its might. And now the end may be at hand for Safia, for Kara, for Crowe, and for all the interlopers who wish to expose its mysteries, as it prepares to unleash the most terrible storm of all…
The bestselling master of astonishing adventure James Rollins delivers his most relentlessly exciting page turner to date a gripping and explosive novel of an ancient conspiracy to create a terrifying new world order out of the ashes of modern civilization. The crime is inhumanly cruel with horrific consequences both unthinkable and inevitable. During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monks’ robes unleash a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike. The killers haven’t come for the church’s gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within: the preserved bones of the Three Magi who once came to pay homage to a newborn savior. As they flee the carnage they have wrought, they carry a prize that could reshape the world. The Vatican is in turmoil, and Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome’s carabinieri is assigned to lead the investigation. But no ordinary police organization alone can deal with the bizarre theft and massacre, and SIGMA Force an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department is called in under the command of Grayson Pierce. New to SIGMA, Pierce assembles a crack team of scientific and Special Forces operatives to unravel the mystery of the stolen bones, and together they set out on a twisting trail through a labyrinth of clues and dark revelations that carry them to the sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and to the doorstep of the mystical and terrifying Dragon Court. An ancient, secret fraternity of alchemists and assassins, the master adepts of the Dragon Court have plans for the sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind in devastating ways that only the maddest of zealots could desire and they will let nothing and no one stand in their way. Suddenly Pierce, Verona, and the SIGMA team are the hunted as well as the hunters, forced to use every skill they possess to survive as they follow the bones to the ultimate confrontation between darkness and light in a lost place of history where science and religion will unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time. A masterful novel that combines the exhilarating mysticism of The Da Vinci Code with the pulse pounding action of a Tom Clancy thriller, James Rollins’s Map of Bones is destined to be a modern classic that will stand among the very best adventure tales ever written.
A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory. And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Na*zi Germany…
and to horrific experiments performed in a now abandoned laboratory buried in a hollowed out mountain in Poland.
A continent away, madness ravages a remote monastery high in Nepal, as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture. Lisa Cummings, a young American doctor investigating the atrocity, is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin working for clandestine forces that want the affair buried at any cost. Lisa’s only ally is a hidden pilgrim, Painter Crowe director of SIGMA Force, an elite command of American scientists and Special Forces operatives who is already showing signs of the baffling malady that destroyed the minds of the monks.
Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save both Painter and Lisa and a world in jeopardy as SIGMA Force races to expose a century old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order…
and alter the destiny of humankind forever.
Combining the historic scope of The Da Vinci Code with the relentless thrills of today’s best action novels, James Rollins’s Black Order is a classic adventure an ingenious and breathtaking tour de force that explodes with revelations…
while offering a startling new view of our place in the grand scheme of existence.
ju das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction New York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with a terrifying story of an ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world…
and of an impossible hope that lies hidden in the most shocking place imaginable: within the language of angels. From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind a disease that’s unknown, unstoppable…
and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis operatives of SIGMA Force search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions. In a savage and sudden coup, terrorists hijack the vessel, turning a mercy ship into a floating bio weapons lab. A world away, SIGMA’s Commander Gray Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a beautiful would be killer who holds the first clue to the discovery of a possible cure. Pierce joins forces with the woman who wanted him dead, and together they embark upon an astonishing quest following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history: Marco Polo. But time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control. As a relentless madman dogs their every step, Gray and his unlikely ally are being pulled into an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity’s genetic code. And as the seconds tick closer to doomsday, Gray Pierce will realize he can truly trust no one, for any one of them could be…
What if you could bioengineer the next great world prophet: scientifically produce the next Buddha, the next Muhammad, or the next Jesus? Would it mark the Second Coming or initiate a chain reaction with disastrous consequences? A master at combining historical and religious intrigue with edge of your seat adventure, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins brings back SIGMA Force to battle a group of rogue scientists who’ve unleashed a bioengineering project that could bring about the extinction of humankind. In Washington, D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce’s arms, shot by an assassin’s bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man’s hand, an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Gray Pierce discovers that the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity. An international think tank of scientists known as the Jasons has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children who show savant talents mathematical geniuses, statistical masterminds, brilliant conceptual artists into something far greater and far more frightening, all in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium, one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace…
a peace on its own terms. Halfway around the world, a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is, knowing only that he’s a prisoner in a subterranean research facility. With the help of three unusual children, he makes his escape across a mountainous and toxic countryside, pursued by savage hunters bred in the same laboratory. But his goal is not escape, nor even survival. In order to thwart a plot to wipe out a quarter of the world’s population, he must sacrifice all, even the children who rescued him. From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums, from the slums of India to the radioactive ruins of Russia, two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history the Greek Oracle of Delphi. Just one question remains: Will the past be enough to save the future?
James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling master of nail biting suspense and historical mystery, combines cutting edge biotechnology with a centuries old secret in an apocalyptic story that reveals where humankind is truly headed
The Doomsday Key
At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St. Peter’s Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator’s son is slain outside a Red Cross camp. The three murders on three continents bear a horrifying connection: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their fl esh.
The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries, to a ghastly crime against humanity hidden within a cryptic medieval codex. The fi rst clue is discovered inside a mummifi ed corpse buried in an English peat bog a gruesome secret that threatens America and the world.
Aided by two women from his past one his exlover, the other his new partner Gray must piece together the horrifying truth. But the revelations come at a high cost, and to save the future, Gray will have to sacrifi ce one of the women at his side. That alone might not be enough, as the true path to salvation is revealed in a dark prophecy of doom.
Sigma Force confronts humankind’s greatest threat in an adventure that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the lost tombs of Celtic kings. The ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint an ancient artifact known as The Doomsday Key.
From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a novel of boundless imagination and meticulous research, a book that dares to answer a frightening question at the heart of America: Could the founding of the United States be based on a fundamental lie? The shocking truth lies hidden within the ruins of an impossibility, a lost colony of the Americas vanished in time and cursed into oblivion. A place known only as The Devil Colony. Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery hundreds of mummified bodies stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts about the bodies’ origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script. During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of television cameras. All evidence points to a radical group of Native Americans, including one agitator, a teenage firebrand who escapes with a vital clue to the murder and calls on the one person who might help her uncle, Painter Crowe, Director of Sigma Force. To protect his niece and uncover the truth, Painter will ignite a war among the nation’s most powerful intelligence agencies. Yet an even greater threat looms as events in the Rocky Mountains have set in motion a frightening chain reaction, a geological meltdown that threatens the entire western half of the U.S. From the volcanic peaks of Iceland to the blistering deserts of the American Southwest, from the gold vaults of Fort Knox to the bubbling geysers of Yellowstone, Painter Crowe joins forces with Commander Gray Pierce to penetrate the shadowy heart of a dark cabal, one that has been manipulating American history since the founding of the thirteen colonies. But can Painter discover the truth one that could topple governments before it destroys all he holds dear?
A yacht bearing a young American couple is attacked by Somali pirates, leading to bloodshed and the violent kidnapping of the pregnant woman on board. To aid in her rescue from the lawless and war torn jungles of coastal Africa, Sigma Force enlists the aid of a unique search team: former army ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what appears to be a straightforward mission turns into a fiery ambush and betrayal for this most valuable hostage is in fact the president’s daughter. Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in the United States reveals a group of women collected from around the globe and enslaved to bear children by artificial means. One woman lives long enough to give birth to a stillborn baby, but a genetic study reveals the child bears an impossible abnormality a triple helix of DNA. To uncover the dark truth hidden within our genetic code and shrouded by a centuries old conspiracy, Commander Gray Pierce and Tucker Wayne must team up to save an unborn child, a child whose very existence raises a pair of ageless questions: Could you live forever? Would you live forever?
A magnificent epic of dazzling magic and searing prophecyFrom a brilliant new voice in fantasy comes a band of heroes, a world in peril, and an unforgettable hero*ine whose unexpected gift of magic awakens an ancient, slumbering evil. On a fateful night five centuries ago, three mages made a desperate last stand, sacrificing everything to preserve the only hope of goodness in the beautiful, doomed land of Alasea. Now, on the anniversary of that ominous night, a girl child ripens into the heritage of lost power. But before she can even comprehend her terrible new gift, the Dark Lord dispatches his winged monsters to capture her and bring him the embryonic magic she embodies. Fleeing the minions of darkness, Elena is swept toward certain doom and into the company of unexpected allies. Aided by a one armed warrior and a strange seer, she forms a band of the hunted and the cursed, the outcasts and the outlaws, to battle the unstoppable forces of evil and rescue a once glorious empire…
James Clemens burst onto the fantasy scene with Wit’ch Fire, a remarkable novel as brilliant as it was original. Now in Shadow of the Wit’ch, the explosive sequel, his talents blaze brighter still, illuminating a war torn world of dark magicks and darker destinies where a last, desperate hope for the salvation of all that is good lies in a young girl’s hands…
and heart. Elena bears the mark of the wit’ch upon her palm, the crimson stain that testifies to the awesome power of unimaginable potency: wild, seductive, difficult to control. Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the foul minions and all corrupting evil of the Dark Lord. But Elena is not yet the mistress of her magick. Protected by an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a lost city where prophecies speak of a mystic tome that holds the key to the Dark Lord’s defeat. But if the Dark Lord finds her first, Elena will become his most fearsome weapon. Sy wen is a girl child of an ocean dwelling clan, bond mates to the terrible and majestic sea dragons. But ancient bonds tie Sy wen to the land she does not know, to a man she has never seen…
and to a legend asleep in stone deep beneath A’loa Glen a legend beginning to wake. Now, as Elena and Sy wen converge on A’loa Glen from land and sea, will the forces they unleash lead to a future of freedom or an eternity under the Dark Lord’s yoke?
With Wit’ch Fire and Wit’ch Storm, two novels of extraordinary imaginative power and originality, James Clemens staked his claim to being among the finest writers of fantasy to emerge this decade. Now Clemens adds to his masterpiece in the making with Wit’ch War, the dazzling third volume in the epic saga of The Banned and the Banished…
In her hands, the young wit’ch Elena holds the awesome energies of blood magick and more. For the fate of all Alasea hinges on her recovery of the Blood Diary, a potent talisman forged five hundred years ago, then locked away behind wards too strong for any mage to break. But only with the secrets recorded in its pages can Elena defeat the evil magicks of the Dark Lord. The challenge? The Diary lies hidden in A’loa Glen, the fabled city that belongs to Shorkan, chief lieutenant of the Dark Lord, and his fearsome army. Now, with the aid of the ocean dwelling Sy wen and her great dragon, Elena prepares a desperate invasion of A’loa Glen. At her side stands the one armed warrior Er’ril, her faithful protector and the only man who knows how to unlock the wards surrounding the Blood Diary a man who also happens to be the brother of the dreaded Shorkan. Meanwhile, Elena’s brother, whose magick brings him prophetic dreams, has glimpsed a future in which Elena falls by the deadly sword of…
Er’ril. But his visions do not always come true. How can he act against his sister’s trusted guardian on the basis of a future betrayal that may never happen? For Elena’s sake, and for the sake of all Alasea, how can he afford not to?
The dazzling epic of The Banned and the Banished has established James Clemens as an exciting new voice in fantasy fiction. Now his remarkable skills reach their peak with Wit ch Gate, as one girl remains her realm’s only hope against the forces of darkness…
In a spectacular feat of daring and magic, Elena and her army of outlaws and rebels have defeated evil s minions and released the mystic secrets of the Blood Diary. But the malevolent Dark Lord has unleashed the Weirgates black wells of ferocious energy that are his greatest source of power. Now Elena s bravest allies are sent to find and destroy the Gates, as windships carry the fight north to the frigid woodlands, south to the burning desert sands, and east to the blasted regions of dread Gul gotha. Along the way, they will face their own personal demons as well. The twin brothers Mogweed and Fardale race against time to break the curse that has stolen their shapechanging birthright, and Elena s brother Joach must evade the desert sandsharks if he is to master his own elemental power. The trail will lead them even to the fabulous el vin homeland of Stormhaven. None of the rebels will come back unscathed, some never returning at all…
And Elena herself must journey to Gulgotha. Daring the enemy s own lair, she must emerge victorious if she is to reveal the secret of the Dark Lord s frightening identity and the shocking nature of his vast powers.
Rarely has a young writer won a place among the major talents in fantasy fiction as quickly as James Clemens. In the first four novels of his breathtaking epic, The Banned and the Banished, Clemens has woven an ever deepening spell of wonderment with his boundless imagination and matchless storytelling gifts. Now he brings his saga to a masterful and breathtaking climax as the wit ch Elena faces the unmasked evil of the Dark Lord for the final time in a cataclysmic conclusion that will shatter her understanding of all that has gone before…
. The three deadly Weirgates are destroyed but the threat of the Dark Lord remains. And so Elena and her companions have gone their separate ways to prepare for what is yet to come. Elena herself has journeyed to the beautiful city of A loa Glen, there to recover her strength and spirit. Enter Harlequin Quail. Some might call him a fool, but the little man in the jester’s suit claims to be a spy. And he comes fresh from the foul fortress of Blackhall itself, where the Dark Lord dwells. There he uncovered things that spell certain doom for a final Weirgate remains, the most potent one of all. And with it, in just one moon s time, the Dark Lord will avenge his earlier defeat, destroying the heart of the land and ushering in a reign of evil without end. Only Elena, with the awesome magicks of the Blood Diary, has the power to stop him. Blackhall is all but impregnable. And according to Quail, the Weirgate is well hidden, in a place known only to the Dark Lord himself. Thus begins a desperate quest like no other. Hunted by the Dark Lord s minions and threatened by clandestine betrayals, Elena and her brave companions reunite in the effort to locate the last Weirgate and destroy it. Along the way, many questions will be answered and illusions will be smashed. Brother will turn against brother, and the strongest bonds of magic and love will be tested to the breaking point…
and beyond. From the Hardcover edition.
Four millennia have passed since the gods came to Myrillia, creating the nine lands of peace as a haven from the nightmarish, accursed Hinterlands. In all this time nothing has disturbed the harmony of the nine lands. But now the goddess of the Summering Isles has been murdered. The only witness is Tylar de Noche, a crippled and disgraced former Shadowknight. As he holds the dying goddess, her last breath bestows a powerful blessing on him a mark that heals his broken body. A mark that many see as proof that he killed a god. A mark that unleashes a powerful force of darkness within him. Chased across Myrillia by enemies both human and ethereal, Tylar must uncover and face down a being powerful enough to kill an immortal the true godslayer. For if he fails, all of Myrillia will fall into shadow.
In war torn Myrillia, an ominous artifact is found. It is a skull, twisted and corrupted by dark Graces the work of the evil, demonic Cabal set on destroying the Nine Lands. Former Shadowknight Tylar must unravel the mystery of the skull before all of Myrillia is threatened. But the Cabal is not the only danger. Tylar returns to the Citadel and regains his knighthood and forces out of Ice Eyrie launch an attack trapping Tylar and the Shadowknights. More terrible is an ancient threat rising out of the dark depths of the Citadel itself. To save the Nine Lands, Tylar must enter the Hinterland, the desolate territory beyond the blessed Lands, where rogue gods roam and dark Graces flow and from which no Shadowknight has ever returned…
When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents on the expedition from which they never returned leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents’ disappearance.
But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake’s new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady dead or alive.
Travel To The Bottom Of The Earth…
to place you never dreamed existed.
Beneath The Ice…
a hand picked team of specialists makes its way toward the center of the world. They are not the first to venture into this magnificient Subterranean labyrinth. Those they follow did not return.
Over The Rocks…
Across The Yawning Caverns…
Beyond The Black River…
You are not alone.
Into The Darkness…
where breathtaking wonders awaits you and terrors beyond imaging…
Revelations that could change the world things that should never be disturbed…
At The Bottom Of The Earth Is The Beginning. Keep Moving…
toward a miracle that cannot be…
toward a mystery older than time.
While on an expedition to Peru, archaeologist Dr. Henry Conklin makes several startling discoveries. High amid the snow-capped Andes a mysterious mummy is found hidden in a cave. And deep in the sweltering jungle below, the remains of an ancient Incan city hidden from human eyes for centuries is unearthed.
Nestled between two soaring peaks, this mysterious ancient territory called the Cloud Ruins has remained undisturbed for centuries, protected by ingenious traps that only the most clever and courageous dare to maneuver. But where the perilous journey inward ends-in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis-something else is waiting for Conklin, his nephew, Sam, and their exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not human. Something powerful…
something terrifying. And now their amazing adventure of discovery has been transformed into the ultimate challenge: survival.
Don’t miss this classic James Rollins novel, set deep in the mysterious jungles of South America!
On The Day Everything Changed Forever…
The millennium’s first eclipse of the sun cast a shroud over the Earth. And then catastrophe struck…
On The Day The End Began…
Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters. Earthquakes and hellfire rock the globe. The death toll rises at an unimaginable rate. And in the midst of chaos, Air Force One and America’s president have vanished from the skies.
The Sea Revealed A Mystery
Ex Navy Seal Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find the Earth burning and the U.S. on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse. Now, aboard his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, Kirkland is on a desperate mission that is leading him to an earth shattering discovery miles below the ocean’s surface. For devastating secrets and a power an ancient civilization could not contain have been cast out into a modern day and they will forever alter a world racing toward its own destruction.
From James Rollins, national bestselling author of Subterranean, Excavation, and Deep Fathom, comes a breathtaking masterwork of extraordinary adventure a gripping journey into a wilderness of astonishing mysteries as deadly as they are unfathomable. AmazoniaOut of the world’s most inhospitable rainforest, a man stumbles into a small missionary village. Within hours, the CIA operative and former special forces soldier tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark’s death has his superiors in Washington baffled. Agent Clark had only one arm when he first came to the Amazon the result of a well placed sniper’s bullet but the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs fully intact. Nathan Rand has made the Amazon region his home since his father led a scientific mission into the lush green wilderness and never returned the same doomed expedition that took Gerald Clark into the jungle. Now the government wants Nate to follow the elder Rand’s trail, accompanied by a team of scientists and a phalanx of experienced U.S. Rangers. For somewhere in the dark, impenetrable depths of the most dangerous region on Earth there are mysteries that must be solved, no matter what the cost in money, materials…
or lives. There are undreamed of perils here in this breathtaking world where devouring insects rule, diseases unknown to modern science flourish, and rivers teem with hungry, flesh eating predators. As Nate Rand and his party push deeper into the jungle, toward places no human has ever entered, they are haunted by an ugly truth that cannot be dismissed and, perhaps, will not be survived: They are not alone…
and they are being stalked. But the threat of mortal hunters pales before the nightmare that awaits fourteen unsuspecting men and women, as each step brings them closer to an ancient, unspoken terror that even the native peoples fear. And as madness, terror, and horrific death descend upon the second cursed Rand expedition, those still living are forced to confront a power beyond human imagining one that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better…
and for worse.
Buried deep in the earth’s polar ice cap carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States is a secret place, the site of a remarkable abandoned experiment that could have frightening ramifications for the planet. The brain trust of the former Soviet Union who created the seventy year old Ice Station Grendel would like it simply to melt from human memory. But that becomes impossible when an American undersea research vessel, the Polar Sentinel, inadvertently pulls too close to the hollowed out iceberg…
and one of the crew sees something alive inside. Something that never should have survived. It is a discovery that sends shock waves through the intelligence communities of two powerful nations, as American and Russian scientists, soldiers, and unsuspecting civilians are pulled into Grendel’s lethal vortex of secrets, violence, and betrayal. To preserve the silence to prevent others from uncovering the terrible mysteries locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel no measures will be too extreme. For within the station, experiments have blurred the line between life and death. It was a place never meant to be found. One man already knows too much: Matthew Pike, a former American Special Forces operative, living in seclusion in Alaska on the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the run after rescuing the survivor of a plane crash no one was meant to observe, Pike is relentlessly drawn into the eye of the gathering storm even as a Russian nuclear attack submarine draws silently nearer to the men and women on the Polar Sentinel. The covert battle over Grendel is spinning out of control, and the future of all human life on Earth will be altered or destroyed once its nightmarish truths are revealed.A masterful blending of science and adventure, suspense and explosive page turning excitement, James Rollins’s Ice Hunt is a novel that will chill readers to the bone, holding them in its icy grip from the first sentence to its final startling twist.
The name is Jones. Indiana Jones.
He’s back. Everyone s favorite globe trotting, tomb raiding, wisecracking archaeologist is finally at it again hurtling headfirst into high adventure and relying on his wits, his fists, and his trusty bullwhip to get him out of deep trouble. But the man in the jaunty brown fedora and battered leather jacket is no ordinary digger in the dirt. From the fabled lost Ark of the Covenant to the legendary Holy Grail, he s salvaged the world s most amazing artifacts, while beating the baddest villains and defying the most breathtaking odds.
Now it s 1957, the atomic age is in full swing, and McCarthy era paranoia has the nation on edge. But for Indiana Jones, the Cold War really heats up when his latest expedition is crashed by a ruthless squad of Russian soldiers. Commanded by a sword wielding colonel who s as sinister as she is stunning, the menacing Reds drag an unwilling Indy along as they brazenly invade American soil, massacre U.S. soldiers, and plunder a top secret government warehouse. Their objective: a relic even more precious and powerful than the mythic Ark, capable of unlocking secrets beyond human comprehension.
Fast thinking and some high speed maneuvers help Jones turn the tables, and a one in a million escape narrowly saves him from certain death. But when he s tarred as a suspected spy and fired by his university, Indy thinks it may be time to hang up his hat.
Fate, however, has other plans. Suddenly the road to retirement takes a sharp detour when a colleague s kidnapping leads Jones into the depths of the Amazon jungle on a desperate rescue mission. With a hot headed teenage biker as his unlikely wing man and his vengeful new Russian nemesis waiting for a rematch, Indy s back in the game playing for a prize all the wonders of the world could never rival.
Following the fall of Baghdad, two Iraqi boys stumble upon armed men looting the city zoo. The floodgates have been opened for the smuggling of hundreds of exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles to Western nations, but this crime hides a deeper secret. Amid a hail of bullets, a concealed underground weapons lab is ransacked and something even more horrific is set free. Seven years later, Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk stumbles upon a fishing trawler shipwrecked on a barrier island. The crew is missing or dead, but the boat holds a frightening cargo: a caged group of exotic animals, clearly part of a black market smuggling ring. Yet, something is wrong with these beasts, disturbing deformities that make no sense: a parrot with no feathers, a pair of Capuchin monkeys conjoined at the hip, a jaguar cub with the dentition of a saber toothed tiger. They also all share one uncanny trait a disturbingly heightened intelligence. To uncover the truth about the origin of this strange cargo and the terrorist threat it poses, Lorna must team up with a man who shares a dark and bloody past with her and is now an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol, Jack Menard. Together, the two must hunt for a beast that escaped the shipwreck while uncovering a mystery tied to fractal science and genetic engineering, all to expose a horrifying secret that traces back to humankind’s earliest roots. But can Lorna stop what is about to be born upon the Altar of Eden before it threatens not only the world but also the very foundation of what it means to be human?
Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors whose books will be published in 2007. The graduating class includes such rising stars as Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard, JT Ellison, Brett Battles, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and David White. Each of the short stories displaying their talents are introduced by their Killer Year mentors, some of which include bestselling authors Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen and Jeffrey Deaver, with additional stories by Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan and Duane Swierczynski. Bestselling authors Laura Lippman and MJ Rose contribute insightful essays. Inside you’ll read about a small time crook in over his head, a story told backwards with a hero*ine not to be messed with, a tale of boys and the trouble they will get into over a girl, and many more stories of the highest caliber in murder, mayhem, and sheer entertainment. This amazing anthology, edited by the grandmaster Lee Child, is sure to garner lots of attention and keep readers coming back for more.
George R. R. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors: ‘People have been telling stories about Warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, Warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. ‘Our contributors make up an all-star line-up of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing – a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find Warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, Warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of ‘Lord John’ by Diana Gabaldon, an ‘Emberverse’ story by S. M. Stirling, a ‘Forever Peace’ story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.