Synopses & Reviews
Baghdad falls . . . and armed men are seen looting the city zoo.Amid a hail of bullets, a concealed underground lab isransacked—and something horrific is set loose upon the world.
Seven years later, Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk investigatesan abandoned shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying exoticcaged animals, part of a black market smuggling ring. But there issomething disturbingly wrong with these beasts—each an unsettlingmutation of the natural order, all sharing one uncanny trait:incredibly heightened intelligence.
Joining forces with U.S. Border patrol agent Jack Menard—a manwho shares with her a dark and bloody past—Lorna sets out touncover the truth about this strange cargo and the terrorist threatit poses. Because a beast escaped the shipwreck and is runningamok—and what is about to be born upon the altar of Eden couldthreaten not only the future of the world but the very foundation ofwhat it means to be human.
“Rollins is as sure-footed on new ground as he is in the familiar Sigma Force world.” Booklist
“Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem, throat-clutching suspense, high-style adventure, and a terrific story told terrifically.”
—Steve Berry, author of The Romanov Prophecy
The thriller king praised for his “edge-of-your-seat excitement” (San Francisco Chronicle), James Rollins storms the New York Times bestseller list with every novel he writes. With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Altar of Eden, Rollins takes a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) while delivering all the action, surprise, and intensity for which hes well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.
About the Author
James Rollins and Jake Ransom share many of the same passions. The author's interest in archaeology led him to amass his own Cabinet of Curiosities, which includes a 100,000-year-old mammoth tusk from China.
His New York Times bestselling books include The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, and Black Order. James lives in Sacramento, California. An amateur spelunker and a certified scuba enthusiast, he'll often be found either underground or underwater.