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The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4)
The Judas Strain - Sigma Force, Bk 4
Author: James Rollins
From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind -- unknown, unstoppable . . . and merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. — Operatives of the shadowy covert organization Sigma Force, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis search for answers to the bizarre affliction aboard a cruise liner transformed...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060763893
ISBN-10: 0060763892
Publication Date: 7/2/2007
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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froot avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 178 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent fast pace read. I couldn't get enough of this one. A dormant ancient virus is awakened and spreading on an isolated island with the threat that is may spread across the world. The secrets of the source of this virus lay hidden by the vatican in an ancient story from Marco Polo's travels. If you liked the Dan Brown Books you'll love this one.
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wow wonderful book that goes all over the world. Crazy scientists, cannibals, pirates, and ancient archeological sights. What else could one ask for.
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barbsis avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 1076 more book reviews
This is the third book in the Sigma Force series that I've read and absolutely loved. James Rollins writing is historically accurate and amazingly detailed. It's one of those books that draws you in from the first horrific chapter and keeps you turning pages as fast as your fingers (and eyes) allow. Of course there are multiple things going on: a historical trail and a scientific trail which ultimately converges with dire consequences. I particularly liked the inclusion of Kowalski, an ex-military man who is now doing security for Sigma Force. He is included on the mission to provide muscle not brains but his one-liners are spot on and hilarious. He provided a much needed dose of comic relief.

Sigma has one major enemy in the war against terrorism...The Guild, they are a badass outfit that is usually one step ahead of Sigma but Sigma always wins the race. Guild agent Seichan, shot in the gut, ends up crashing her motorcycle in Commander Gray Pierce's driveway. Seichan and Gray have a past and it's not a friendly one. The historical trail involves Gray, Seichan, a Catholic priest and Kowalski reversing Marco Polo's historic journey from China and discovering the cure for a nasty bacteria that is currently killing people off the coast of Australia but which could eventually decimate the entire human population. Bad guy on this leg: Amen Nasser (Guild operative) who immediately kidnaps Gray's parents to get the upper hand.

The scientific trail involves Sigma operatives Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis out on Christmas Island trying to find the cause of the recent plague-like outbreak. Bad guy here: Devesh Patanjali, Guild operative who has hijacked a cruise ship full of evacuees from Christmas Island to use as guinea pigs while looking for the cure so The Guild can use the disease for bio-terrorism. Fortunately both Lisa and Monk are on board and working against Devesh's evil.
Sleepy26177 avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 218 more book reviews
Taken on an adventurous ride this thriller took me with it's first pages. Rollins' held a firm grasp on a plot so compelling that the book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Ancient history reaching from the past into the future in the form of an ancient strain of viruses turning friend into foe: The Judas Strain.

There is no Dan Brown here. There is something with believeable substance That takes you into the past, present and future. Likeable characters, blended fact and fiction create a masterpiece in the thriller genre. One that stays with you for a long time.

Enjoy the ride ! You're going to travel from the Indian Ocean through Venetian tombs, Byzantine cathedrals and jungle-encrusted ruins - following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history: Marco Polo.


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