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Subject: James Rollins readers?
Date Posted: 3/10/2011 11:47 PM ET
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I have read all of his books and am not so patiently waiting for his next one. My Question is does anyone know of another author with stories similiar?

 

Thank you

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 9:59 AM ET
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You might want to give these a try

Matthew Reilly- Shane Scoefield or  Jack West Jr  series  I  have only read a couple great stuff.

Douglas Preston/ Lincoln Child-  Pendergast series  I have only read a couple of these and they were excellent

Happy reading

Tammy

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 12:54 PM ET
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I second Tammy's recommends and you might also try Brad Thor's Scot Harvath series. I would start with the Lions of Lucern, the books build on Scot's life from that point forward.

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 10:07 AM ET
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I love the Preston-Child books, and I think they'll be the most similar. 

You might also try Steve Berry.  They can be read as stand alones, but have recurring characters.

Date Posted: 3/22/2011 11:26 PM ET
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All of the above plus check out Andy McDermott.

-RD



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Date Posted: 3/26/2011 10:59 AM ET
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Preston/Child, the Pendergast books, for sure.  Those really need to be read in order, though.

 Matthew Reilly....and definitely (David?) Golemon.

Actually Golemon is almost exactly like Rollins, I just can't remember his first name, I think it's David, but if you look around you will find it. He has 3-4 books out.

And there's a new one called "Altar of Bones," involving a search that ends up in Siberia for a mysterious substance. It's by Philip Carter



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Date Posted: 3/26/2011 1:51 PM ET
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Two more authors like that:

Will Adams: The Exodus Quest and The Alexander Cipher

Charles Brokaw: The Sacred Cipher and The Lucifer Code.

(all these titles start to sound alike......at least it helps you find this kind of book in the library!)

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 10:55 AM ET
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@Betty P

Not only do the titles start to sound alike, the plots are starting to get a bit shop-worn.  Same basic stuff for most of the books.

-RD

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 3:49 PM ET
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LOL----I told someone yesterday these books are no more than this:

Good guys (ex-cops/military/scientists/a beautiful and brilliant female) go in search of (substance/life form/formula/gem/virus) that will destroy the world  is hidden in (north pole/amazon/sahara desert/deep ocean), with hints hidden in ancient (stone/tablet/book/jewel). Fight off bad guys with help from still-secret technology. Two people die. Hero triumphs for next book.

I have recently started two of these books only to realize I already read them---just got them totally confused with each other. (that's Reilly and Golemon)

But I keep coming back for more.....

 

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 1:12 PM ET
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yes Spot On Betty!

I've only read a couple of Reilly books as a matter of fact I even reviewed one:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_reviews.php?m=c0ZneDFxeTFmWlk9

as I mentioned in the review they seem to read like military themed video games.

Oh, well; still a reasonably harmless escape when you're in the mood.

-RD