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The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5)
The Last Oracle - Sigma Force, Bk 5
Author: James Rollins
New York Times bestselling author James Rollins brings back SIGMA Force to battle a group of rogue scientists who've unleashed a bioengineering project that could bring about the extinction of humankind. — In Washington D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061230943
ISBN-10: 0061230944
Publication Date: 7/1/2008
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Dimples2212 avatar reviewed The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5) on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
And it's another page-turner, nail-biting book from James Rollins. This one is based on the Oracles. During ancient times, some of the greatest rulers and philosophers regularly consulted the Oracles, who helped shape the course of history. They were prominent in ancient Greece and later captured by the Romans. Their lineage is kept secretly alive, living among gypsies, until they are discovered by the Germans (Josef Mengele). In the 1950's the oracles are stolen and rounded up by the Russians as part of a secret mission. They are then genetically engineered until they possess individual talents that collectively can make their owners the rulers of the entire world.

In the beginning of this book, we find that Gray Pierce is still struggling with Monk's disappearance. Everyone is convinced that he had drowned at the end of Rollins' previous book, THE JUDAS STRAIN. We find that's not true; however, Monk was captured by the Russians, develops amnesia and becomes an unwilling participant in one of the Russian "mind-controlling" experiments.

In this book, we also see a two-fold plot by two Russians, involved in the genetic engineering operation. Their mission is to release the radiation at Chernobyl, and kill the world leaders who were invited to Russia for a nuclear summit, and also at Lake Karachay, and wipe-out 3/4ths of the earth's population.

The pace in this book never lets up. The suspense leaves you on the edge of your seat. In short, it's a great book!
honeybee23 avatar reviewed The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"The Last Oracle" is the first of Rollins' books that I have read. I definitely would recommend this book, but caution you that the story, and my interest had "ebbs and flows." I would read 50 pages, then there would be 10-12 pages that were a little harder to keep my interest. I think the problem (for me) was the transitions between places and story lines. The story starts in 300 AD Greece, then 1959 Romania, the present day Washington DC, India, Greece, Russia, and maybe another location that I've forgotten about.

Definitely a great summer beach read or for a cold, winter night cuddled up with a cup of tea.
buzzby avatar reviewed The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5) on + 6062 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This barely held my interest. It plagerized Da Vinci code quite a bit (hero and the daughter of the murdered expert run around a famous museum at night...), it also had some characters from previous books that were left in situations from the old book, so you sort of needed to have read the old book. The writing is ho-hum.
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eadieburke avatar reviewed The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5) on + 1590 more book reviews
Book 5 in Sigma Force series. A group of scientists unleash a project that could bring the extinction of humankind. History that traces back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. It's a race against time to solve the mystery but will the past be enough to save the future. A combination of interesting and boring but still a good read. Should be 100 Pgs shorter. Still looking forward to next book in the series. Recommend to history lovers.
bjlowe avatar reviewed The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, Bk 5) on + 103 more book reviews
Yet again the Sigma team saves the world!
James Rollins can always be counted on for a fast paced action romp, as well as some really interesting scientific information.
"The Last Oracle" begins in ancient Delphi and brings you to a mother-son team of rogue Russians intent on the destruction of the world government so they can run it their way. Their weapons? A radioactive lake and a group of augmented autistic savants.
Gray and the Sigma team must stop two operations at once which is only possible due to the return of a lost member, an autistic boy and a smart ape.
There is no slack in the action, the characters are mostly familiar if you have read other Sigma novels, and, as usual, coincidences are rampant, always helping the Sigma Team.
Admittedly, I do get a bit tired of the constant "dumb luck" coincindences which always seem to be an integral part of this series, but it is, after all, escapist, right?
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Another good read in this series.
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