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The Devil Colony by James Rollins

July 7th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: June 21, 2011

Publisher: William Morrow

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery — hundreds of mummified bodies — stir international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to 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 ash 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 across 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 he discover the truth — one that could topple governments — before it destroys all he holds dear?

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for the next Sigma series book and this one was well worth waiting for.  The team is back on home ground in the United States and it tackles topics that have always fascinated me-the Anazasi and the mystery that surrounded them as well as some new nuggets that I never really thought about-the origins of the US seal and the ideas contained in the constitution.  The team is separated for most of the story and we rotate following each group.  I love that Seichan is a regular in the Sigma books now and I am really rooting for her and Gray to get together.  I think they would be so great together and the chemistry between the two of them is hot!  Speaking of Seichan, we get to see a little more about her background and it’s fascinating as we slowly peel away the layers of what made her into what she is now.

The action is thrilling as usual but there is also a little bit of heartache thrown in here and there.  And for those Kowalski fans, he is definitely there and in top form.  I think he definitely got some of the best lines in the book.  I’m glad that he is playing a larger part on the team and we are starting to get glimpses of the hidden intellect he really has and that he’s not just pure muscle power for the team.  There are a lot of new twists and turns revealed regarding the Guild and it keeps me constantly unbalanced and antsy to find out where did they really originate from and who are the top echelon of the organization.  We find out that their roots go back farther than we first thought and there are some surprising members.

If you are a fan of Rollins other Sigma books I think you will definitely enjoy this one.  I cannot wait for the next one to come out!  If you haven’t read Rollins before I definitely suggest picking up the Sigma series books.

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One Response

  1. Kailana

    For the first time ever I did not get a James Rollins book as soon as it came out… I need to remedy that! It’s because I am behind in the series… Need to remedy that, too!

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