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Review: Crucible by James Rollins

January 22nd, 2019 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: January 22, 2019

Publisher: William Morrow

Series: Sigma Force #14

Rating: ★★★★★

About the Book

In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery and pulse-pounding action.

Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to “unlock” her mind long enough to ask a few questions.

What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul?

My Thoughts

If you haven’t already started reading the Sigma Force series from book 1 I highly recommend this series. James Rollins’s is one of my favorite authors and if you love action-packed, thought-provoking and addictive books you will love this series!

I swear my favorite authors are conspiring to give me heart attacks reading their latest books. First Matthew Reilly’s The Three Secret Cities left me wanting to cry and then this one had me in agony for a good part of the book. Every time I think Rollins can’t top the subject of his last book he comes out with a new mind-boggling idea. I found the storyline around AI, where we are at in our current AI development and the possible future fascinating. That alone kept me enthralled and then you throw in everything going on with Gray and Seichan as well as Monk and Kat and this is probably one of my favorite reads of the year. This book will have you turning the pages long into the night and you won’t be able to put it down until the very last page. A definite must read!

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