Una giovane donna irrompe nella casa di Grayson Pierce, agente segreto della Sigma, e sviene tra le sue braccia. Sconcertato, lui la riconosce all'istante: è Seichan, membro di spicco di una potente organizzazione terroristica. La donna è gravemente ferita e ha con sé un oggetto piccolo ma prezioso: un obelisco di pietra su cui sono incisi simboli di una lingua antichissima, addirittura antecedente ai geroglifici. Cosa significano quei segni? E chi vuole uccidere Seichan? In un'isola sperduta dell'arcipelago indonesiano, si diffonde un'epidemia devastante, che costringe le autorità sanitarie a requisire una lussuosa nave da crociera, in modo da isolare gli uomini e le donne contagiati da un virus letale e sconosciuto. Tuttavia, soltanto poche ore dopo, alcuni pirati abbordano la nave e, ignorando il ricchissimo bottino, concentrano invece la loro attenzione sugli individui infetti e sugli scienziati che stanno investigando sull'accaduto, tra i quali ci sono Lisa Cummings e Monk Kokkalis, agenti della Sigma. Perché quell'epidemia è così importante? E in quale modo è legata all'enigmatico obelisco e al misterioso viaggio di ritorno di Marco Polo dalla Cina, mai raccontato nel Milione? Da Washington al Sud-est asiatico, dal Vaticano a Istanbul, gli agenti della Sigma sono gli unici a poter scongiurare una minaccia che la Storia sembrava aver cancellato per sempre. Ma non potranno fidarsi di nessuno, perché chiunque, amico o nemico, potrebbe avere in sé il marchio di Giuda'
- ISBN: 8842914177
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 494
The Sigma Force is back in action. (see Map of Bones ). A deadly microbe has turned parts of the ocean into a toxic, flesh eating monster. What the hell is going on? Gray Pierce and the other fun folks of the Sigma Force team up with the evil Seichan to try to keep their nemesis, the Guild, from usin Leggi tutto
AN ANCIENT, PANDEMIC CAUSING, VIRUS whose origin and cure is linked to the ANGKOR WAT and the mysterious return voyage of MARCO POLO from the court of KUBLAI KHAN ...yep, it looks like another job for SIGMA FORCE . The SIGMA Force is one of the truly delicious concepts to be introduced into the popcor Leggi tutto
I'm a little bit embarrassed to give this book a 4, but there you go. It's a guilty pleasure, I guess, because the book is kind of ridiculous in a testosterone-fueled Indiana-Jones-meets-Mission-Impossible kind of way. If this tells you anything, I nearly downgraded it to a 3 because of the cannibal Leggi tutto
বইটা পড়ার আগেও জেমস রোলিন্সের বড় ভক্ত ছিলাম। এখন শেষ করার পর বলতে হবে যে মুগ্ধতা আরো বেড়েছে ওনার ওপর। তার বইগুলোয় সবচেয়ে বেশী যে ব্যাপারটা টানে আমাকে তা হল ফ্যাক্ট এবং ফিকশনের মিলবন্ধন। দুটোকে এমনভাবে মেশান তিনি যে কিছুক্ষণ পরপরই চোয়াল আপনা আপনি খুলে যায়। প্রতিটা বই থেকেই নতুন নতুন অনেক জিনিস Leggi tutto
James Rollins' novels generally remind me of some weird combination of Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Tom Clancy -- none of whom are among my favorite authors. Rollins is, though -- I love the combination of myth/legend, science, and intrigue. The Judas Strain starts with a viral outbreak, follows Leggi tutto
ভাবুন তো ফ্রান্স, আপনার দেহে ঢুকে পড়া কোন এক পরজীবি আপনার অজান্তেই শরীরের সব অর্গানকে নিজের কব্জায় নিয়ে নিচ্ছে! নিজের দেহের কোষকেই নিজের বিরুদ্ধে লেলিয়ে দিচ্ছে! জন্ম দিচ্ছে এক আদিম অনুভূতির...... ইন্দোনেশিয়ান দ্বীপপুঞ্জের ক্রিসমাস আইল্যান্ডসহ সংশ্লিষ্ট সাগরে ছড়িয়ে পড়ছে এক অদ্ভুত রোগ। জলজ প্র Leggi tutto
Marco Polo’s 2 year journey in 1292 from China is described in this novel. It is mysteriously eerie and puzzling but also intriguing and compelling. He starts out with 14 ships and over 600 warriors, only to be wiped out by a mysterious plague that wipes out all but 18 men including himself, and a b Leggi tutto
I truly hate being in this position. A friend here on Goodreads with whom I usually agree recommended that I try Rollins. Now admittedly this is not the first in the series and I don't often start a series in the middle, but I was looking for an audio that I could listen to as I was busy with "mindl Leggi tutto
This is the third book in the Sigma Force series that I've read and absolutely loved. James Rollins writing is historically accurate and amazingly detailed. It's one of those books that draws you in from the first horrific chapter and keeps you turning pages as fast as your fingers (and eyes) allow. Leggi tutto
After finishing The Judas Strain, I remain a HUGE James Rollins fan! I think Map of Bones and Sandstorm are my favorite books in the Sigma Force series, but really, they are all superb adventures, and The Judas Strain is no exception. After reading 4 books in the series, I'm completely invested in th Leggi tutto
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