The Devil Colony

A Sigma Force Novel

Fiction - Thriller - General
672 Pages
Reviewed on 04/18/2012
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Author Biography

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.

Known for building high-octane adventures on a solid science foundation, Jim juxtaposes the familiar with the exotic and then turbo-charges his tales with suspense. Always mindful of historys legacy, Jim reveals how secrets, some hidden for centuries, can change the course of human events. His novels explore how advancing technology can impact society not just by the physical threats of unchecked developments, but also the spiritual and moral challenges that result. The true terror of technology is not the cogs and the wheels, but how it will change us, he says.

Jim has brought readers at least one book a year since his first thriller, Subterranean, was published in 1999. His novels have been deemed perfect "summer reads" by reviewers in publications as diverse as People magazine, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly. His books have been translated for readers in 32 countries outside the United States.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers' Favorite

The book deals with the discovery of a cave with Caucasians mummies that were hundreds of years old, dressed like Native Americans, gold, and something that could not have been discovered by these people. Or had it been made by them? The story starts here with murder, suicide, and the killing of an anthropologist. This was only the beginning of a tale of history and science combined with a story of fiction that pits the Sigma Force with a group known as the Guild that goes back beyond the beginning of our country. Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were focused on combating the Guild. The book is full of action and clashes between the two groups that take the tale to Kentucky (Fort Knox), Iceland, Yellowstone Park, Utah, Japan and in and out of caves and Volcano vents. The Sigma group all the while fears that this mysterious substance hidden for centuries could lead to the destruction of the earth.

The phrase "action packed" is much over used but this book really lives up to this. The author takes us back to the early years of this nation and all the way up to modern times with the Sigma Team pitted against the long-time enemy of this country known as the "Guild". Huge caverns filled with gold, more mummies, statues and religious symbols are discovered. The guild is after all the treasures and seems to be able to anticipate where Sigma will be next. This is a skillful combining of fiction with history and science.