By James Rollins
James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and old 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 college, 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 outdoor a purple go camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents undergo a scary connection: the entire sufferers are marked through a Druidic pagan move 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 stumbled on within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a grotesque mystery that threatens the USA and the world.
Aided through girls from his past--one his exlover, the opposite his new partner--Gray needs to piece jointly the scary 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 part. That on my own is probably not sufficient, because the real route to salvation is printed in a gloomy prophecy of doom.
Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum danger in an event 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 of a talisman buried by means of a lifeless saint--an historical artifact referred to as the Doomsday Key.
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In addition to a good quantity of my long term reminiscence. And been on incapacity for a 12 months. a few virtue! ” nonetheless, the grin by no means wavered as Monk provided his DARPA-engineered prosthetic. grey took the hand, feeling the chilly plastic fasten firmly on him. those self same palms may possibly weigh down walnuts. Monk pulled him to his toes. As grey brushed rainy leaves from his Kevlar motorbike go well with, his mobile phone chimed from his breast pocket. He pulled it out and checked the Caller identification. His jaw tightened. “It’s HQ,” he informed Monk and lifted the telephone to his ear. “Commander Pierce right here. ” “Pierce? approximately time you picked up. I’ve referred to as you 4 instances long ago hour. and should I ask what you're doing in the course of a woodland in Virginia? ” It used to be Gray’s boss, Painter Crowe, director of Sigma. battling for a few enough rationalization, grey glanced again at his motorbike. The bike’s GPS should have betrayed his position. grey struggled to give an explanation for, yet he had no sufficient excuse. He and Monk have been despatched from Washington to Quantico to wait an FBI symposium on bioterrorism. this day used to be the second one day, and grey and Monk had made up our minds to pass the morning lectures. “Let me guess,” Painter persisted. “Out performing some joyriding? ” “Sir …” The sternness within the director’s voice softened. “So did it aid Monk? ” As ordinary, Painter had surmised the reality. The director had an uncanny skill to evaluate a state of affairs. Even this one. grey regarded over at his pal. Monk stood together with his fingers locked throughout his chest, his face fearful. It have been a troublesome 12 months for him. He have been brutalized in an enemy’s study facility the place part of his mind were lower out, destroying his reminiscence. even though he had recovered what used to be left, gaps remained, and grey knew it nonetheless haunted him. during the last months, Monk have been slowly acclimating again to his tasks with Sigma, constrained notwithstanding they could be. He was once on table accountability and provided simply minor assignments right here within the States. He was once restricted to collecting intel and comparing facts, frequently beside his spouse, Captain Kat Bryant, who additionally labored at Sigma headquarters and had a heritage in Naval Intelligence. grey knew Monk was once straining on the bit to do extra, to achieve again the existence that have been stolen from him. all people handled him as though he have been a delicate piece of porcelain, and he’d started to bristle in any respect the sympathetic glances and whispered phrases of encouragement. So grey had prompt this cross-country race in the course of the park that bordered the Quantico Marine Corps Reservation. It provided an opportunity to blow off a few steam, to get a bit grit within the face, to take a few probability. grey coated the telephone along with his hand and mouthed to Monk, “Painter’s pissed. ” His friend’s face broke right into a vast grin. grey back the telephone to his ear. “I heard that,” his boss stated. “And if you’re either performed having your little bit of enjoyable, i would like you again at Sigma Command this afternoon. either one of you. ” “Yes, sir. yet am i able to ask what it’s approximately? ” a protracted pause stretched as though the director was once weighing what to assert. whilst he spoke, his phrases have been cautious.