Bloodline by James Rollins is the latest novel in the Sigma Force series and what an incredibly gripping, and at times terrifying, story. The president’s pregnant daughter is kidnapped by pirates off the coast of the horn of Africa. Due to the sensitive nature of the mission, Sigma Force is recruited to find her. Before long Sigma realizes that they have stumbled onto an even more sinister plot than kidnapping the president’s daughter. They discover people are trying to create immortality through manipulation of genes.
This was an intense, but exhilarating, read. I found myself desperate to get back to my book after I set it down. Rollins always does such a fantastic job with incorporating technology and science into his thrillers, and this was no exception. It was fascinating and frightening to learn what his characters were doing with people’s genetics. I am sure there is more truth than I want to know about in this technology. Rollins is so adept at writing fiction with cutting edge science, which is one of my favorite things about his style. I also thoroughly enjoyed Kane, one of the newest members of the Sigma Force, who happens to be a dog. It was fun to see the mission through his senses and his camera. Overall this was a great read and I am ready for the next book in the series.
James Rollins will be at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 9th and 10th. He will be signing at our booth (#127-#130) on Saturday March 9th from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Be sure to stop down and get your autographed copy.