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The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel    by James Rollins order for
Eye of God
by James Rollins
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William Morrow, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

A comet dubbed ISON that is expected to light the evening skies later this year, a group of macabre artifacts that include a boat model made of human bones, a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a book bound in human skin are all woven into the plot of this Sigma Force thriller.

The crash of a U.S. military satellite carrying classified equipment that is investigating the possibility of dark energy and how it relates to the universe's creation must be retrieved from the wilds of Mongolia.

At the same time, a mysterious parcel arrives at the Vatican containing material linked to Genghis Khan and his lost tomb that reputedly contains not only vast treasures but information about a lost ancient empire.

Accompanied by a pair of Vatican historians, Commander Gary Pierce and his Sigma colleagues race to retrieve not only the satellite payload but also the secrets that the Mongol's long lost burial site contains. What is ultimately at stake in this quest is discovering the truth behind the fall of the Roman Empire, uncovering a mystery that dates back to the beginning of Christianity and locating a weapon hidden for centuries that may yet be used to destroy all of humanity.

A provocative and suspenseful action novel which combines scientific theories and fascinating historical and religious facts with a flight or two of speculative imagination, The Eye of God is another in a long list of amazing thrillers that has often caused James Rollins' work to be favorably compared to that of Michael Crichton and Clive Cussler.

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