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ISBN13: 9780061784781
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From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a novel of boundless imagination and meticulous research, a book that dares to answer a frightening question at the heart of America: Could the founding of the United States be based on a fundamental lie? The shocking truth lies hidden within the ruins of an impossibility, a lost colony of the Americas vanished in time and cursed into oblivion. A place known only as The Devil Colony

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery—hundreds of mummified bodies—stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts about 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 ashes 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 among 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 Painter discover the truth—one that could topple governments—before it destroys all he holds dear?

Review:

"A secret from the past threatens to destroy the modern world in bestseller Rollins's riveting seventh Sigma Force novel (after The Doomsday Key). While exploring a mysterious cavern full of desiccated human bodies in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, two teenage boys discover the gold-coated skull of a saber-toothed tiger atop a granite plinth. Later, after others bring this prehistoric artifact to the surface, it triggers a blast that creates a strange force that dissolves rock and eats its way into the ground, eventually unleashing a volcano. When the members of the special forces unit known as Sigma, led by Painter Crowe, investigate, they uncover a massive conspiracy that has its roots in Mormonism, Native American legends, Thomas Jefferson, and explorer Meriwether Lewis, to name just a few of the fascinating characters and scientific threads that stitch this intricate action thriller together. Rollins gets better with each book, and his position at the top of this particular subgenre remains unshaken. 10-city author tour. (June 21)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem; throat-clutching suspense; high-style adventure; and a terrific story told terrifically. He makes the rest us look bad.”
—Steve Berry, author of The Emperors Tomb

“This guy doesnt write novels—he builds roller coasters.”
—Booklist

New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins is back with The Devil Colony, another electrifying combination of suspense, history, science, action, and ingenious speculation. In The Devil Colony, Sigma Force stalwarts Painter Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce must investigate a gruesome massacre in the Rocky Mountains and root out a secret cabal that has been manipulating momentous events since the time of the original thirteen colonies. Once again, Rollins delivers a spine-tingler that will leave fans of Michael Crichton, The Da Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones breathless—as he exposes the dark truth behind the founding of America.

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and resides in the Sierra Nevada mountains. An avid spelunker and certified scuba enthusiast, he can often be found underground or underwater.

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Elizabeth Tuning, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Elizabeth Tuning)
Realy good book, well written, believable characters with a story line that gives a lot of food for thought.
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LadyPapillon, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by LadyPapillon)
Another excellent example of James Rollins' well researched writing. Sure to grab you right off the bat and hold you til the end. I tried to read it slowly to "make it last", but like so many of his stories, I could not keep from diving into the book and living there til the end! A big thumbs up for my favorite adventure writer.
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Shannon Corgill, June 27, 2011 (view all comments by Shannon Corgill)
I love anything by James Rollins in all honesty. I have followed his Sigma series from the beginning and have totally enjoyed the characters. Once in a while in this book I felt like it was to slow or that the info was bombarding me but every single bit of that was worth it to get to the very end of the book and the secrets that are revealed. Amazing! Now I can't wait until the next one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061784781
Subtitle:
A Sigma Force Novel
Author:
Rollins, James
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sigma Force Novels
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20110621
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.78 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A secret from the past threatens to destroy the modern world in bestseller Rollins's riveting seventh Sigma Force novel (after The Doomsday Key). While exploring a mysterious cavern full of desiccated human bodies in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, two teenage boys discover the gold-coated skull of a saber-toothed tiger atop a granite plinth. Later, after others bring this prehistoric artifact to the surface, it triggers a blast that creates a strange force that dissolves rock and eats its way into the ground, eventually unleashing a volcano. When the members of the special forces unit known as Sigma, led by Painter Crowe, investigate, they uncover a massive conspiracy that has its roots in Mormonism, Native American legends, Thomas Jefferson, and explorer Meriwether Lewis, to name just a few of the fascinating characters and scientific threads that stitch this intricate action thriller together. Rollins gets better with each book, and his position at the top of this particular subgenre remains unshaken. 10-city author tour. (June 21)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , “Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem; throat-clutching suspense; high-style adventure; and a terrific story told terrifically. He makes the rest us look bad.”
—Steve Berry, author of The Emperors Tomb

“This guy doesnt write novels—he builds roller coasters.”
—Booklist

New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins is back with The Devil Colony, another electrifying combination of suspense, history, science, action, and ingenious speculation. In The Devil Colony, Sigma Force stalwarts Painter Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce must investigate a gruesome massacre in the Rocky Mountains and root out a secret cabal that has been manipulating momentous events since the time of the original thirteen colonies. Once again, Rollins delivers a spine-tingler that will leave fans of Michael Crichton, The Da Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones breathless—as he exposes the dark truth behind the founding of America.

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