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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 in...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060765385
ISBN-10: 0060765380
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Pages: 560
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 376 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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TheBookaholic avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Once again, James Rollins has written a cliffhanger that will leave you guessing. As all his past books has done, this one takes the unimaginable and makes it very real. Imagine a virus that invades a body, taking the bacteria that is in all of us, and starts turning our body against us. An ancient virus that Marco Polo discovered as he was traveling home from China, that destroyed most of the crews of his ships, leaving only a handful of survivors. On his death bed, Marco left clues to a virus so deadly, so devastating that he refused to speak of where his travels had taken him. Fast forward to present day, and the on going fight between The Guild and Sigma Force. Add this deadly virus, and the race is on for who will gain the knowledge, and control, of the possible end, or salvation, of the world. A definite page turner!
perryfran avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 886 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was another fast-paced action novel from Rollins. As usual, he threw in a lot of interesting premises including the Judas Strain itself and bioterrorism, the use of the "angelic script", and the historical mystery of Marco Polo and what happened to his fleet on his return trip to Venice. The novel also takes the reader to several interesting locations including Angkor in Cambodia, Christmas Island, and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (I was unaware of the details about this massive structure). Along the way he also throws in cannibals and pirates, eletrified killer squids, and nasty land crabs -- what more could you ask for in an action novel!
thk avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow! Marco Polo, red land crabs, glowing squids (and people), the Vatican, cannibals, Angkor Wat, angelic language, Christmas Island, and liver flukes. Mix all these (and more) up into an exciting story that holds logically together. It never lost momentum or my interest. Interesting, capable, resourceful people; hairbreadth escapes; constant surprises.
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Helpful Score: 1
Didn't get far--I could tell from the first few pages it just wasn't my kind of book. Over 500 pages and just flipping through it I could see it was full of pages of descriptions of nothing and words I couldn't pronounce, just not my kind of book
IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book as a medical mystery. More believable than Ludlum's nanophage plaque in the Lazarus Vendetta. Kept me reading way past bedtime! I'll read more Rollins now.
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bjlowe avatar reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 103 more book reviews
Once again the Sigma force saves the world!
When an ancient virus threatens to release a world-ending pandemic, Grey and the Sigma force embark on a mission to locate, understand and contain it. Naturally, the Guild is on a mission to obtain and weaponize it.
From Rome to Cambodia and Ankor Wat the rival teams race to stop the pandemic and fulfill their differing motives.
As with all Rollins novels, there is plenty of action and treachery. People aparently die and are brought back, futuristic weapons are revealed and used, new partnerships are forged, and secrets are revealed.
Rollins always manages to pull together scientific fact, historical legend, modern weaponry and exotic locales into an exciting and very readable adventure novel.
If you like Rollins, you'll love "The Judas Strain". And if you have never read Rollins this is an excellent place to start.
reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
easy escape reading
reviewed The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
enjoyed it greatly.


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