Search Results: "James Rollins"


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THE LAST ORACLE by James Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Not scary enough to distract from the wacky science."
Cute little stolen gypsy kids hold the balance of power as a Russian supermom plans to poison several ecosystems. Read full book review >

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ICE HUNT by James Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Rollins (Amazonia, 2002) writes with intelligence, clarity, and a refreshing sense of humor. He front-loads his best chills but stocks the last chunk of the book (his second hardcover) with surprise twists."
Cover-to-cover Arctic action, around and inside Ice Station Grendel: chases and fights in the snow, on the ice, in the air; hungry bears; evil Russians; predatory sea mammals. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by James Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Tune in to find out. Literature it's not—more like an industrial product that sort of looks like it, in the same way that a fast-food burger resembles food. Still, it's plenty tasty, if not very nutritious."
Mash up Lovecraft and Ludlum, stir in exotic geography and lashings of mad science, and you've got the latest from the Rollins (Bloodline, 2012, etc.) pop-thriller factory. Read full book review >

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THE BONE LABYRINTH by James Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Improbable, sure, and complicated enough to try the reader's patience at points. Still, as we've come to expect from Rollins, an altogether satisfying techno-thriller."
Planet of the Apes meets Rocky—or maybe The Big Bang Theory. Read full book review >

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JAKE RANSOM AND THE HOWLING SPHINX by James Rollins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Likely to win Jake more fans, this will have adventure seekers of both genders clamoring for volume three (likely to deal with Norse lore, given the dropped hints). (Adventure. 9-12)"
An adventure series mashup built on Indiana Jones-like tropes picks up steam with this second volume. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS STRAIN by James Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Relentless action in spectacular places and plenty of spurious science provide more than enough distraction from some fairly breathtaking coincidences and leaps of logic."
Long dormant organisms, roused from their slumber by insidious international villains, threaten civilization with the unstoppable plague that spoiled Marco Polo's trip home. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE by James Rollins
Released: June 26, 2012

"A predictable tale in which the hits, and the blood spatter, just keep coming."
Rollins returns with another Sigma Force thriller. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"An author of science-fiction-tinged adventures for adults, Rollins has created a page-turning first volume in a series that will have readers with elastic suspension of disbelief clamoring for the next volume. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Eighth grader Jake Ransom (he skipped seventh grade) and his older sister Kady have lived with guardians on their family estate in Connecticut since their archeologist parents disappeared on a Mayan dig three years ago. Read full book review >

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AMAZONIA by James Rollins
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 26, 2002

"Punchy but scare-free. Still, there are enough cliffhangers here to keep a Saturday afternoon serial running for a year."
Workmanlike debut hardcover, a variation on King Solomon's Mines, this time set in the Amazon, where a search party seeks a bizarre protein that can kill and cure. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Good escapist reading in the Dan Brown vein. And these writers can write."
An entertaining if sometimes far-fetched religious-tinged thriller by mysterians Rollins (Bloodline, 2012, etc.) and Cantrell (A City of Broken Glass, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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INNOCENT BLOOD by James Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"By the time the tale gets around to hieroglyphic depictions of Jesus, things have become more Indiana Jones than Robert Langdon. It's junk food, but it's pretty tasty."
The religious-themed mayhem of the authors' jointly penned Blood Gospel (2013) continues in the second of a projected four volumes. Read full book review >