In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes mankind to its endpoint, to a fate written in rock and ice in an event known as The Sixth Extinction.
A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers arrive to investigate, they discover everyone in the lab is dead—not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is completely sterile—and the blight is spreading.
To prevent the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must decipher a threat that rises out of the distant past, a time when Antarctica was green and Earth's life balanced on a knife edge. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will make a shocking discovery involving a prehistoric continent, and 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 yet: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.
But is it already too late?
This was just a fantastic book! The latest in the awesome Sigma Series, and this one linked another one of his stand alones to this series, like Deep Fathom, and Ice Hunt (Lisa, Jack, and Kowalski) though I won't say which one, since this hasn't come out yet! But yeah! Loved that!
This book had some of the most fantastical creatures and locations yet-creatures both created by man, and created by a space rock hitting earth that carried with it a mini ecosystem, that found a place where a wiped out one had been, and survived. So yeah, they were some really different creatures! And yeah, it's weird how there's been 5 major extinctions!
The opening prologue was Darwin, and how they went to Antarctica, with a map that showed it's true edges, not ice, and how it's actually 2 land masses, and how it was not a pleasant trip, and then how afterwards, 20 years later, was when he wrote his famous paper. That was a great opening, I really loved that!
I absolutely loved the action, because yeah, fighting bad guys and nature, well, it's tricky, and then on top of it, this was the book where they were split up the most, I think, with almost everyone by themselves at one point or another, and not like, 2 seconds and they'll be with another of their group, but like, big distances, for the sub groups, and way smaller ones within those sub groups, when needed. Yeah.
This was a really spectacular book, and I really can't wait for the next one!
Author: James Rollins
Series: Sigma Force #10
Read: July 10th, 2014
Reason Why: Love this series so freaking much!!!! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: William Morrow
Expected Publication: August 12th 2014