By James Rollins
James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and old secret, combines state of the art biotechnology with a centuries-old mystery in an apocalyptic tale that finds the place humankind is actually headed
The Doomsday Key
At Princeton college, a famed geneticist dies within a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located useless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outdoor a purple move camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents endure a frightening connection: all of the sufferers are marked by means of a Druidic pagan move burned into their flesh.
The strange murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to unravel a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is came upon inside of a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a ugly mystery that threatens the USA and the world.
Aided by way of ladies from his past--one his exlover, the opposite his new partner--Gray needs to piece jointly the frightening fact. however the revelations come at a excessive price, and to avoid wasting the long run, grey should sacrifice one of many girls at his aspect. That on my own is probably not adequate, because the real route to salvation is printed in a depressing prophecy of doom.
Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum danger in an event that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the misplaced tombs of Celtic kings. the final word nightmare is locked inside a talisman buried by way of a useless saint--an old artifact referred to as the Doomsday Key.
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Approximately James RollinsJAMES ROLLINS is a number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer of overseas thrillers which have been translated into greater than 40 languages. identified for unveiling unseen worlds, medical breakthroughs, and old secrets and techniques, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and beautiful originality has been hailed via critics and embraced through rankings of thousands of readers all over the world.
A sinister fireplace in a Copenhagen bookstall ignites a constant hunt throughout 4 continents. Arson and homicide display an insidious plot to thieve a Bible that when belonged to Charles Darwin. And Commander grey Pierce dives headlong right into a secret that dates again to Nazi Germany. .. and to terrible experiments played in a now-abandoned laboratory in Poland.
In Washington, D. C. , a homeless guy takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander grey Pierce's palms. A bloody coin clutched within the useless man's hand--an historical relic that may be traced again to the Greek Oracle of Delphi--is the main to a conspiracy that dates again to the chilly warfare and threatens the very origin of humanity.
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