The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel

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 inside of a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located lifeless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain open air a pink pass camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents endure a scary connection: the entire sufferers are marked by way of a Druidic pagan move burned into their flesh.

The weird and wonderful murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to resolve a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside of a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is stumbled on within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a ugly mystery that threatens the United States and the world.

Aided through girls 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 rate, and to avoid wasting the long run, grey must sacrifice one of many girls at his part. That on my own will not be adequate, because the actual route to salvation is printed in a gloomy prophecy of doom.

Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum danger in an experience 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 last word nightmare is locked inside of a talisman buried by way of a lifeless saint--an old artifact often called the Doomsday Key.

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He was once nonetheless on domestic turf in Norway, with strong ties and connections. Painter knew he needed to make the most, to regulate the placement. That intended getting Karlsen out of right here and maintaining him in custody. For that, he would have to name in a few aid. “Keep him there,” Painter stated. He crossed to the desktops and searched at the back of them. There needed to be a verbal exchange trunk feeding into this room. A T1 or T3 line for net connectivity, yet extra very important— Painter’s palms chanced on the phone line. He pulled and traced it again to the wall. with out mobile carrier up the following, he had to radio Monk, yet buried underground, that was once very unlikely. He must faucet into an open line utilizing a tool referred to as a SQUID to spice up the sign. As his arms ran alongside the cord to the wall, he stumbled on a few device already plugged into the phone outlet. He pulled it out and instantly famous its functionality. telephone sign booster. It wasn’t that subtle, however the expertise was once above whatever he’d obvious right here. It felt misplaced. He tested it heavily and well-known a short-range transmitter stressed into it. Why might an individual desire a short-range transmitter stressed out to a mobile line? He might consider just one cause. The door crashed open at the back of him. He swung round as Copresident Boutha stormed into the room. a couple of different males stood at the back of him. Boutha frowned in confusion on the situation he’d burst in upon: Karlsen at the flooring, the senator kneeling on his again. “Caterers suggested yelling …,” Boutha started, then shook his head. “What is occurring right here? ” utilizing the distraction, Karlsen used to be capable of throw an elbow again and trap Gorman within the ear. Knocked to the facet, Gorman couldn’t cease Karlsen from rolling loose. Boutha and the others nonetheless blocked the best way out. Trapped, Karlsen became to stand Gorman, basically to discover a fist flying towards his nostril. He dodged adequate to prevent a damaged nostril, yet he took a difficult punch to the attention and stumbled again a number of steps. “Stop! ” Painter bellowed, freezing all people in position with the strength of his command. All eyes grew to become to him. Painter pointed an arm at Boutha. “We needs to evacuate this facility. Now! ” “Why? ” Painter regarded down on the international equipment in his hand. He will be unsuitable, yet he observed little reason behind a short-range transmitter. other than one. “There’s a bomb hidden someplace down right here. ” surprised reactions and questions attempted to persist with. Painter minimize via them. “Get all people out! ” regrettably, they have been too overdue. 12:55 P. M. Monk edged his snowmobile in the course of the valley, creating a sluggish slaloming move alongside the ground. Creed in his tracks, waiting for polar bears. Monk saved an eye fixed at the concrete bunker that marked the doorway to the seed vault. Overhead, the typhoon had rolled a mass of darkish clouds over the mountain. The sky driven reduce and dropped the temperature with it. Winds additionally picked up, scouring during the valley in blinding gusts of ice crystals. Monk referred to as for a cease. He inspiration he had heard whatever, or at the least felt whatever deep in his chest. He reduce the engine.

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