The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel A Sigma Force Novel, James Rollins
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The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel

Author: James Rollins

Series: Sigma Force Novels #3

Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez

Unabridged: 18 hr 40 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 07/02/2007

Genre: Fiction - Action & Adventure

Synopsis

ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinctionNew York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with a terrifying story of an ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world . . . and of an impossible hope that lies hidden in the most shocking place imaginable: within the language of angels.From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind—a disease that's unknown, unstoppable . . . and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis—operatives of SIGMA Force—search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions. In a savage and sudden coup, terrorists hijack the vessel, turning a mercy ship into a floating bio-weapons lab.A world away, SIGMA's Commander Gray Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a beautiful would-be killer who holds the first clue to the discovery of a possible cure. Pierce joins forces with the woman who wanted him dead, and together they embark upon an astonishing quest following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history: Marco Polo. But time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control. As a relentless madman dogs their every step, Gray and his unlikely ally are being pulled into an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity's genetic code. And as the seconds tick closer to doomsday, Gray Pierce will realize he can truly trust no one, for any one of them could be . . . a Judas.

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About the Author

Veterinary Medicine is a very time consuming, stressful profession, especially for the owner of the veterinary practice. Author, James Rollins (aka James Paul Czajkowski) began his adult career with a DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1985. He was then working as many as 18 hours a day, while writing on his lunch time, or any spare minutes he might find. For ten years he operated his practice, employing as many as 24 staff personnel, continuing to write during spare moments. One day, he decided to reverse the job and hobby routine. He began writing full time and spent a day or so per week volunteering to do neuter surgeries at the local SPCA.

Rollins began his storytelling very early as a child, so it came naturally to him by the time he made it his main career. His writing gives the reader a look into unseen worlds, mostly underground or underwater. His books are full of originality, scientific breakthroughs, as well as historical insight. All of this packed into a fast paced story line that is honed using his basic knowledge of science and medicine. That skill sets James Rollin's books apart from the others. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that are translated into over forty languages. His "Sigma" series is his most popular.

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AudiobooksNow review by Linda on 2008-12-09 16:14:05

If you like Tom Clancy, Dan Brown and Clive Cussler, you'll love the Sigma Force novels, Map of Bones, Black Order, and The Judas Strain. Although Gray Pierce is the main character in all the novels, they can be read and enjoyed independently. The adventures take you around the world in search of clues to solve mysterious dangers.

AudiobooksNow review by Alice on 2009-02-06 16:48:41

Good premise, not so good execution. Chapters switching locations constantly left me irritated. I read it to the end but wouldn't suggest to anyone else to do the same...

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