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Review: Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins

October 6th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: December 15, 2015

Publisher: William Morrow

Series: Sigma Force #11

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . .

In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New York Timesbestselling author James Rollins takes us to mankind’s next great leap.

But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist makes a strange discovery:  a subterranean Catholic chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?

Before any answers could be made, the investigative team is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta. How are these events connected? Who is behind these attacks?  The search for the truth will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic battle for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe . . . and beyond.

With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing odyssey ever—a breathtaking quest that will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis will reveal true mysteries tied to mankind’s first steps on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil, resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter—and the world we know will change forever.

My Review:

If you love books with animals this one will definitely tug at your heart strings. The Sigma Force books are some of my favorites from James Rollins and this one had a lot going for it. We get to see more of Seichan who I really liked and we see a slightly softer side than I’m used to which was nice. Baako really stole the show for me. He’s a gorilla who is the center of some scientific experiments and I absolutely fell in love with him. I also loved the gentler side of Kowalski as well and it was great seeing the two interact.

The story line is everything you expect from James Rollins. Exciting, thrilling, lots of things being blown up and an interesting mystery to be solved. My only pet peeve was the epilogue which totally had me going “What?! I need to know more about what he just hinted at!” Still, definitely one fans of James Rollins shouldn’t miss!

Find it online:

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Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Thriller/Suspense

2 Responses

  1. Kailana

    I don’t even know where I am with him. I own a bunch of his books and used to read him regularly, but I fell behind. That is me and series! lol

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    LOL. I had fallen behind ever since my local bookstore closed. So now it all depends on if I find them at the library and realize he has a new book out.

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