Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 656 pages
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During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior . . . a treasure that could reshape the world.

With the Vatican in turmoil, SIGMA Force leaps into action. An elite team of scientific and Special Forces operatives under the command of Grayson Pierce and accompanied by Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome's carabinieri, they are pursuing a deadly mystery that weaves through sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and ends at the doorstep of an ancient, mystical, and terrifying secret order. For there are those with dark plans for the stolen sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind . . . when science and religion unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

 

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Contents

Behind the Eight Ball
The Eternal City
Secrets
Dust to Dust
Frantic
Doubting Thomas
Rolling the Bones
Cryptography
Alexandria
Riddle of the Sphinx
Blood in the Water
Gothic
Hunting
The Daedalus Maze
The Gold
Epilogue

The Scavi
Tomb Raider
Excerpt from The Demon Crown
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James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People magazine). In each acclaimed novel, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.

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