The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel

By James Rollins

James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and historic secret, combines state of the art biotechnology with a centuries-old mystery in an apocalyptic tale that unearths the place humankind is actually headed

The Doomsday Key

At Princeton collage, a famed geneticist dies within a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located useless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outdoors a purple go camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents undergo a scary connection: all of the sufferers are marked by means of a Druidic pagan go burned into their flesh.

The weird and wonderful murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to resolve a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside of a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is chanced on within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a ugly mystery that threatens the USA and the world.

Aided via ladies from his past--one his exlover, the opposite his new partner--Gray needs to piece jointly the frightening fact. however the revelations come at a excessive price, and to avoid wasting the long run, grey must sacrifice one of many ladies at his aspect. That by myself is probably not sufficient, because the actual route to salvation is published in a dismal prophecy of doom.

Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum possibility in an experience that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the misplaced tombs of Celtic kings. the last word nightmare is locked inside a talisman buried via a useless saint--an historic artifact referred to as the Doomsday Key.

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Rome, Italy that they had lower than a minute. The unforeseen site visitors that the innkeeper had warned approximately have been headed up. grey didn’t are looking to be there once they arrived. He led every person in a hurry down the corridor towards the hotel’s hearth break out. It was once simply round the nook from his room. achieving the window, he tugged it open and stepped apart for Rachel. “Head down,” he ordered. “Get out of sight. ” Rachel clambered throughout the window and onto the iron ladder. grey pointed to Kowalski, poking him within the chest. “Stay along with her. ” “Don’t need to inform me twice,” he responded and undefined. Seichan stood steps away within the hallway, her legs broad, her palms out, her palms cradling a black Sig Sauer pistol. She stored it pointed down the corridor. “Do you will have one other weapon? ” he requested. “I’ve obtained it coated. Get relocating. ” Muffled voices arose down the corridor, besides the creak of wood floorboards. The assassins had reached their flooring and have been headed towards their room. The hotel’s convoluted structure had most likely kept their lives, obtained them simply enough time to slide the ambush. yet now not even more than that. grey sponsored to the window and ducked via. Seichan got here subsequent. with out even turning, she back-stepped cleanly in the course of the open window, by no means losing her defend of the hallway. Rachel and Kowalski have been already headed down. They have been a ground less than while pictures unexpectedly fired up at them. grey didn’t pay attention the blasts, yet he did realize the pings of ricochets and the puffs of brick airborne dirt and dust from the wall. Kowalski cursed, pulled Rachel in the back of him, and commenced a quick retreat again up the fireplace get away. grey noticed the shooter, half-hidden through a Dumpster. The bastards already had the alley go out coated. Seichan fired again. The gunman ducked away, yet her pistol had no silencer. The blasts stung Gray’s ears and have been absolutely loud adequate to be heard via the assassins within. “Make for the roof! ” he ordered. The shooter under took potshots as they fled, yet Seichan stored him pinned down, and the iron cage of the hearth get away helped look after them. fortunately, they didn’t have some distance to move. The lodge used to be in basic terms 5 tales excessive. achieving the pinnacle, grey herded each person clear of the roof’s side. He stared around the expanse of pigeon droppings, vent pipes, and graffiti-sprayed heating and cooling gear. They wanted otherwise down. Even now he heard boots touchdown demanding at the fireplace escape’s iron railings. The others have been headed up after them. grey pointed to the a long way part of the inn. one other construction abutted it. It used to be one tale shorter. they'd to get out of sight, or a minimum of out of the direct line of fireplace. They sprinted for the low wall that separated the 2 structures. grey reached it first and leaned over. A whitewashed steel ladder was once bolted to the part of the lodge and led right down to the decrease building’s roof. “Go! ” Rachel rolled over the sting and scrambled down the rungs. Kowalski didn’t hassle to attend his flip. He grabbed the sting of the wall, hung by way of his arms, and in basic terms dropped. He landed on his bottom at the tarpapered roof under.

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