The Doomsday Key

Three brutal murders, three high-profile victims, three bodies daubed with a mysterious and archaic Druidic cross. Thus begins the massive new high-concept thriller from James Rollins...

The Doomsday Key

Three murders on three continents bear a tie: all victims are marked with a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh. These bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a global hunt for a group who have a stranglehold on the world's food supply and discover that saving the world lies with the Doomsday Key.

The Doomsday Key LP

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 ...

The Doomsday Key LP

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.

The Last Oracle and The Doomsday Key

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The Last Oracle and The Doomsday Key

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The Doomsday Key and The Last Oracle with Bonus Excerpts

For a limited time, discover the bestselling Sigma Force thriller series by James Rollins, with a specially priced bundle of The Doomsday Key and Last Oracle.

The Doomsday Key and The Last Oracle with Bonus Excerpts

For a limited time, discover the bestselling Sigma Force thriller series by James Rollins, with a specially priced bundle of The Doomsday Key and Last Oracle. And don’t miss an extended excerpt from The Devil Colony, Rollins’s latest New York Times bestseller, as well as an exclusive teaser from Blood Line, the next Sigma Force novel on-sale June 2012.

James Rollins The Sigma Force Novels

Comprises of: SANDSTORM; MAP OF BONES; BLACK ORDER; THE JUDAS STRAIN; THE LAST ORACLE; THE DOOMSDAY KEY; THE DEVIL COLONY.

James Rollins   The Sigma Force Novels

Comprises of: SANDSTORM; MAP OF BONES; BLACK ORDER; THE JUDAS STRAIN; THE LAST ORACLE; THE DOOMSDAY KEY; THE DEVIL COLONY.

Singularity Apocalypse

The last human invention will change not only our environment but the very essence of what it means to be a human. The process has started and this book will likely catch you in your transition from human to non-human.

Singularity Apocalypse

The last human invention will change not only our environment but the very essence of what it means to be a human. The process has started and this book will likely catch you in your transition from human to non-human. Read how you are forging the coming apocalypse with you own hands and how the following aftermath devastates everything you know and hold dear. By 2020 you have found yourself inside a digital prison. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Pinterest - they all are invisible iron bars of your digital prison. And it's not evil Nasdaq CEOs who invited you to this digital jail with open arms but something much bigger and scarier became self aware and took control over your life. Humans are transformed from social to antisocial digital species in the blink of an eye. Now you shall learn when and how it shatters into the billions of pieces along with your life, in all its glory and all its horror.

Ice Hunt

Trouble stirs beneath the ice.

Ice Hunt

Trouble stirs beneath the ice...A breathtaking action adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Buried deep in the polar ice cap, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close - and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law... And now, as scientists, soldiers, intelligence operatives and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel's lethal vortex, the most extreme measures possible will be undertaken to protect its dark mysteries - because the terrible truths submerged under the ice could end human life on Earth.

Black Order

A sinister fire in a Copenhagen book shop ignites a relentless hunt across four continents... a superb SIGMA FORCE thriller from the bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE LAST ORACLE.

Black Order

A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookshop ignites a relentless hunt across four continents...A superb SIGMA FORCE thriller from the bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin. As Commander Gray Pierce investigates, he is soon caught up in a mystery that dates back to Nazi 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 Lisa Cummings, a young American doctor, begins to investigate reported atrocities at the monastery, she is suddenly the target of an assassin. Her only ally is Painter Crowe, director of SIGMA FORCE, now undercover - and already showing signs of the baffling malady destroying the minds of the monks. Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save both Painter and Lisa - and a world in jeopardy...

Excavation

A heart-stopping adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY.

Excavation

A heart-stopping adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. High in the Andes, Dr Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years. Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends - in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis - something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous...something terrifying.

The Judas Strain

An ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world...and an impossible hope hidden in an unimaginable place.

The Judas Strain

An ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world...and an impossible hope hidden in an unimaginable place...The exhilarating SIGMA Force thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. From the high seas of the Indian Ocean to the dark jungles of Southeast Asia, from the canals of Venice to the crypts of ancient kings, SIGMA Force must piece together a mystery that, unless solved, will end all life on our planet... But even this challenge may prove too large for SIGMA Force alone. With a worldwide pandemic growing, Painter Crowe and Commander Gray Pierce turn to their deadliest adversaries for help, teaming up with a diabolical foe that has thwarted them in the past. But can the enemy be trusted even now? Or will they prove to be another Judas...?

Subterranean

Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining.

Subterranean

A gripping adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here - and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed - and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone.

The Mayan Resurrection

James Rollins, bestselling author of The Doomsday Key 'Alten draws clever
parallels with Mayan myths in this riproaring space age yarn equipped
withacredible love storyand Earthboundside plots'Publishers Weekly 'With the
storytelling ...

The Mayan Resurrection

After sacrificing himself to preserve the human race, Michael Gabriel is imprisoned in a torturous, purgatory-like dimension in the Mayan netherworld. The Mayan prophecy states that the Hero Twins - Michael's sons Jacob and Immanuel, born to his wife Dominique the year after his entrapment - must travel to the Mayan realm in their twentieth year to free and resurrect him. Yet it also heeds a warning. Born the same day as the twins is a dark force that threatens their destiny. This, The Abomination - the female yin to their yang - represents evil in its purest form, and will not yield until they succumb to its temptation.

Genreflecting

... 457 Don't Look Back, 201 Don't Scream, 197 Doomsday Book, 7, 354, 356 The
Doomsday Key, 166 Dopefiend, 491, 502 Dopeman, 502 The Dopeman's Trilogy,
502 The Dopeman's Wife, 502 DorothyL, 156 Dortmunder novels, 152 Double ...

Genreflecting

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

The Mayan Prophecy

James Rollins, bestselling author of The Doomsday Key 'Alten draws clever
parallels with Mayan myths in this riproaring spaceage yarn equipped with a
credible love story and Earthbound side plots' Publishers Weekly 'With the
storytelling ...

The Mayan Prophecy

On 21 December 2012 the ancient Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth cycle. Archaeologist Julius Gabriel dies certain of one fact: that, on this date, the human race will cease to exist. Mankind's salvation lies in a millennia-old code. Ancient legacies - from the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt to the Nazca desert drawings - are key to preventing the imminent global holocaust. Only Julius's son, Michael Gabriel, can decipher this puzzle. Michael is incapable of action, locked in an asylum where he has been wrongly incarcerated for the past eleven years. But now he has been assigned a new psychiatrist, Dominique Vazquez, upon whose actions the fate of the world will soon rest.

The NFL in the 1970s

They earned this nickname from a sportswriter in the late 1960s who declared
that opponents supposedly would not score on them until “doomsday.” Key
contributors to this stinginess included linemen Bob Lilly, George Andrie, Jethro
Pugh, ...

The NFL in the 1970s

"Definitive...an ideal resource for football historians as well as casual fans seeking to get a sense of a phenomenal decade in NFL history."--Library Journal "The 1970s was the decade of The Godfather, Watergate and disco. It was also the decade of Monday Night Football, America's Team and the Steel Curtain. Author Joe Zagorski's lively, well-researched book explains how rival leagues, the NFL and AFL, came together and the modern era of pro football was born."--McCann Award-winning sportswriter Ray Didinger "Finally, a book about the decade of football that defined the game for the Boomer Generation, a decade when the NFL supplanted Major League Baseball as our national past-time and became a cultural obsession. This is when the Me Decade collided with the ultimate team sport. And in this book, Mr. Zagorski has provided the perfect balance, weaving complex historical narrative into a series of wonderful stories and personality portraits that will forever live in the fabric of American sports."--Sal Paolantonio, ESPN National Correspondent "Zagorski does a fantastic job of telling the story of the NFL during the decade of the 1970s. Full of wonderful anecdotes from an era of pro football worth remembering."--Chris Willis, NFL Films "If you grew up in the 1970s and want to reconnect with your memories, this is the book for you. It’s well researched and full of details from names to events to memorable games."--Cliff Christl, team historian, Green Bay Packers "The 1970s saw one of the most significant changes in modern NFL history, as two leagues became one and the NFL became an intra-league battle for supremacy on the gridiron. Mr. Zagorski's dynamic and historical account of this period is informative."--Bob Swick, editor and publisher of Gridiron Greats magazine "This book is a nostalgic walk back through memory lane and the decade of the 1970s, the decade of dynasties when the NFL captured the imagination of the nation's sports fans with larger than life teams and personalities. It was a time and a place that will never be duplicated again and the author captures all the highlights in this book that you won't want to put down."--Vito Stellino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It was a self-indulgent era, preoccupied with personal appearance and artistic self-expression. Pro football was a reflection of the times."--NFL Films documentary The Super Seventies. The 1970 merger between the American Football League and the National Football League laid the foundation for a stronger brand of gridiron competition, providing a new level of excitement for fans. This book examines each year of the NFL's pivotal decade in detail, covering the great names, great rivalries and great games, as well as the key changes in both strategy and rules. Along the way, the author explains how pro football developed into a near-religious American tradition.

The Doomsday Testament

'So the Sun Stone is the key? Walter Brohm discovered a substance from another
world and was determined to exploit it?' 'Whatever we happen to think of Brohm,
he was a brilliant physicist,' Jamie agreed. 'Right up there with Oppenheimer, ...

The Doomsday Testament

From bestselling author James Douglas, a gripping and enthralling historical conspiracy thriller - a must read for fans of Dan Brown, James Becker and Chris Kuzneski. READERS ARE LOVING THE DOOMSDAY TESTAMENT! "This is the best book I have read in a long while..." - 5 STARS. "Kept me up very late because I couldn't put it down." - 5 STARS. "Kept me gripped until the end, with twist and turns everywhere..." - 5 STARS. ********************************************************************** THERE ARE SOME WHO WILL KILL TO FIND THAT WHICH IS LOST... 1937: Hitler sent an expedition to Tibet in search of the lost land of Thule. 1941: Himmler spent a huge fortune, and sacrificed the lives of hundreds to turn Wewelsburg Castle in Germany into a shrine to the SS. 2008: Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair is astonished to discover that the gentle grandfather he thought he knew was a decorated war hero, serving in the Special Air Service in World War Two. And his grandfather has one more surprise. Sewn into the endpaper of his journal is a strange piece of Nazi symbolism. With this discovery, Jamie is launched on a breathless chase across Europe and deep into Germany's dark past... Jamie Saintclair's adventures continue in The Isis Covenant, The Excalibur Codex and The Samurai Inheritance.

The Vault

... breath until the last page is turned. ONE OF THE BEST DEBUTS I'VE READ
THIS YEAR.” —James Rollins, author of The Doomsday Key ISBN 978-1-4391-
8182-9 $24.99 U.S./$28.99 Can. 9781439181829ISBN978-1-4391-8182-9
52499.

The Vault

National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, “heart-thumping ride…not to be missed” (Steve Berry). Tyler Locke’s routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call: his father has been kidnapped, and a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler reaches the bomb on the boat’s car deck, he’s stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She’s received the same threat, and her sister has also been taken. In order to disarm the bomb, Tyler and Stacy must work together to solve an engineering puzzle—a puzzle written in ancient Greek. But preventing the explosion is only the first step; they soon learn the entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal who forces them to go on a seemingly impossible mission: uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas. Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold. Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a two-thousand-year-old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact: the Antikythera Mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself. To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devastation, the two scramble to Italy, Germany, Greece, and finally to the streets of New York City in a race against the clock to find the truth behind the story of King Midas. The Vault combines an explosive premise and blistering pace with a fascinating exploration of one of history’s most intriguing inventors and a brilliant reimagining of an ancient legend.

The Doomsday Machine

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist for The California Book Award in Nonfiction The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Foreign Affairs Best Books of the Year In These Times “Best ...

The Doomsday Machine

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist for The California Book Award in Nonfiction The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Foreign Affairs Best Books of the Year In These Times “Best Books of the Year" Huffington Post's Ten Excellent December Books List LitHub's “Five Books Making News This Week” From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Here, for the first time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization--and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration--threatens our very survival. No other insider with high-level access has written so candidly of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Framed as a memoir--a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating--this gripping exposé reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe, returning Ellsberg to his role as whistle-blower. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book about not just our country, but the future of the world.

JEZEBEL A Horror Thriller Novel

This is definitely a book that will be savored by the adult mystery/crime enthusiast. An author to watch."-Jason D. Larche * * *"A fine, scary thriller. Gordon Kessler has crafted himself one fine, scary thriller in Jezebel.

JEZEBEL A Horror Thriller Novel

JEZEBEL-A Horror Thriller NovelSleep lightly tonight, America ... JEZEBEL is on the loose!In Jezebel a madman has come to town seeking a diabolical revenge and large dogs begin attacking their masters for no apparent reason and with heinous results.Animal Control Director Tony Parker must find out why and stop the murderous attacks. Meanwhile, Jezebel, a huge black Great Dane has killed her master and is loose, terrorizing the city and stalking Parker and his family. Parker and Sarah Hill, his beautiful and seductive young assistant, attempt to unravel the mystery and stop the terrible carnage while dealing with their own demons and lusty desires.The attacks must be stopped. Jezebel must be found-and soon, you see-there is one other complication. Parker seems to have come down with an annoying little virus. No, it's not one of those irritating summer colds. It's certain death.She's a murderess, huge and black as a Hell-bound night.Beware, Jezebel is on the loose! * * *What others are saying about Jezebel: "Kessler has crafted a compelling and intense novel that grabs you by the throat and won't let go. His characters are well drawn and complex. You'll find yourself yelling out loud at them in either fear or frustration. The plot is full of twists and turns that never let you relax."Jezebel is definitely a book you will remember. You may also find yourself looking a little nervously at your beloved pet. Is that a smile - or could it be a snarl...? Highly recommended!"-Nancy L. Mehl "Author" from MyShelf.com * * *"Kessler is a very strong writer who creates in his first novel an almost palpable moment in time. Disturbing as his subject matter is, he unabashedly writes what he sees with the unblinking eye of a well-trained sniper. All of his characters have redemptive qualities, but are full of the human frailties that the flesh is heir to. The reader finds himself lusting after the nubile Sarah Hill, while simultaneously trying to focus on the fantastic Julie Parker waiting at home, willing himself (and the hero) to make the right choice. Kessler draws you in and forces you to care about his creations even as he rips their world asunder before your very eyes."...an excellent first effort and a really enjoyable read. This is definitely a book that will be savored by the adult mystery/crime enthusiast. An author to watch."-Jason D. Larche * * *"A fine, scary thriller. Gordon Kessler has crafted himself one fine, scary thriller in Jezebel. The fact that this scenario actually could happen made it all the more frightening to me. I couldn't help but think while reading it what a good movie it would make. All the ingredients are at hand: interesting characters, with non-stop fright and suspense that plays well against the Heartland locale. The prologue alone was enough to make my hair stand on end.If you enjoy best-selling action/adventure thriller authors like Don Winslow and Clive Cussler, as well as some of the best thrillers in eBooks by indie authors like John Locke and JA Konrath, you'll love Brainstorm. * * * * *NY Times bestselling authors agree about Brainstorm "...a wild ride...kick-ass...will have you thrumming through the pages well into the night...handled with stunning effect."-James Rollins, author of the thrillers Map of Bones, Black Order, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Skeleton Key and many more (about Brainstorm)."...exciting and fast-paced as a thrill ride on a dive bomber, a maelstrom of action, violence, murder and mayhem, way too much fun to put down. Kessler really knows his stuff."-Douglas Preston, author of the thrillers Relic, The Codex, Book of the Dead, and many more (about Brainstorm).Three of Kessler's best thriller novels in one big eBook-check out the Big Three-Thriller Bundle/Box Collection.

Altar of Eden

The fate of a new global terror lies in an ancient biblical mystery from the Book of Genesis.

Altar of Eden

The fate of a new global terror lies in an ancient biblical mystery from the Book of Genesis... A breathtaking thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Louisiana veterinarian Lorna Polk stumbles upon a shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying 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. They also all share one uncanny trait - heightened intelligence. To uncover the truth about the origin of this strange cargo and the terrorist threat it poses, Lorna must team up with Jack Menard, a man who has a dark and bloody past. Together, they must hunt for a beast that escaped the shipwreck while uncovering a mystery that traces back to mankind's earliest roots...