By Piper Bayard
In James Rollins’ BLOODLINE, futuristic science meets ancient mysticism to produce a non-stop thrill ride that will keep readers turning pages into the wee hours and leave them making excuses to their employers about why they are late to work, looking like they just came from an all-night party.
BLOODLINE is the latest in Rollins’ SIGMA Force series, in which a top secret special operations division of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency investigates and neutralizes apocalyptic technological threats. When Somali pirates kidnap the US president’s pregnant daughter, Commander Gray Pierce and SIGMA team up with former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane to find her. What they uncover is a plot born in the ancient past that they must thwart before it comes to fruition, changing the very nature of human life in the quest for immortality. From the backlands of Somalia to the opulence of Dubai and the halls of Western power, Rollins extracts cryptic threads from the shrouded past and deftly weaves them into a clever tapestry of modern adventure.
One of the occupational hazards of being a writer is becoming too critical to get lost in stories, instead picking them apart and analyzing them until all books, movies, and shows are an extension of our work. Rollins, however, plaits tales that envelope and transport even the most jaded realist into a world where good really can triumph against the odds. A reminder we can all use now and again.
BLOODLINE comes out tomorrow, March 26, in paperback. You can order it now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at James Rollins’ website.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK!
I loved his book. What did you think of the Lodge? I adored his strong women characters. Now I often ask myself, “What would Kat do?” Kidding! I hope I am never put in any of those situations..right???
I, too, love his strong women characters, though I can honestly say I have been in few of Kat’s situations. Except the parts that involve children. 🙂
This must be Holmes commenting!
LOL. Nope. It’s Piper. 🙂
You’ve slit people’s throats????
LOL. I said “I have been in few of Kat’s situations” not “a few of Kat’s situations.” I have not slit anyone’s throat to date. 🙂
I love his Jake Ransom series for young readers. I’m sure I’ll love Bloodline too.
My daughter enjoys those, as well. 🙂
I haven’t read his thriller novels, only his YA novels. I need to resolve that. It’s also easy to promote James Rollins because he was such a nice guy in person.
I have never met him but he has a reputation for being a very kind person. His ability to move a complex plot along at such a fast pace amazes me. I wonder if he’s exhausted after each writing session. There is no doubt about the thrill factor in his thrillers.