Pros: Over-the-top thrill-ride through intense characters, epic legends, and plenty of deadly action
Cons: Over the top; both of the main female leads needing to be “saved” by the guy
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review book courtesy of Harper-Collins
The Doomsday Key is one of James Rollins’s Sigma Force novels. You don’t have to have read them all to enjoy one of the series, but it helps. Sigma Force is a special unit within the US government that deals with deadly, often complex threats, typically based in both science and history. The Sigma Force novels are for people who enjoy plenty of wild action—bombs going off, bullets flying, sex, romance; not to mention the exploration of some of the great mysteries of history, such as the pyramids, Merlin, religious miracles, prophecies of doom and destruction, Atlantis, etc. Add on top of that a hefty dose of cutting-edge science—in this case the genetic engineering of crops—and you’ve got a heady mix that some will find too over-the-top while others revel in the fun of it.