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Map of Bones (Sigma Force Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

A thriller of Mediterranean history, religion, and modern technology...at breakneck speed!

Excellent book! Rollins comes at you with a dizzying pace and almost overwhelming information. After 20 pages you adjust to his speed and data ... and you enjoy the ride! This is a modern thriller with obvious comparisons to The DaVinci Code. Three American intelligence...
Excellent book! Rollins comes at you with a dizzying pace and almost overwhelming information. After 20 pages you adjust to his speed and data ... and you enjoy the ride! This is a modern thriller with obvious comparisons to The DaVinci Code. Three American intelligence operatives and two Italians (priest and niece) form an unlikely and tight partnership to thwart an ancient religious order from gaining an ultimate prize. Perhaps this is a perceptive view of our 21st century, a harmonious blend of science and spirituality, history and technology, religion and government agents across borders. A high point is Rollins' use of a loyal team of five very diverse people devoted to one another and their mission. This is a fine read!

posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Good, Not Great

James Rollins has always been one of my favorite action/thriller writers, but he seems to have drifted in his last two books, gravitating toward the Matt Reilly-type thriller with lots of shootouts and narrow escapes, and less of the creative bent that characterized suc...
James Rollins has always been one of my favorite action/thriller writers, but he seems to have drifted in his last two books, gravitating toward the Matt Reilly-type thriller with lots of shootouts and narrow escapes, and less of the creative bent that characterized such efforts as Amazonia and Subterranean. The plot of 'Map of Bones' has a touch of 'Da-Vinci Code', with Biblical relics pivotal to the plot. Overall, it's a fun, fast-paced read, but wait for the paperback or get it from the library.

posted by Anonymous on July 12, 2005

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

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    Let down again by sigma force

    After being let down by sandstorm I decided to give rollins another shot. It started out strong and I was excited that he got rid of all the horrible characters from the first. These new guys had some promise. BUT half way through the book I couldnt tell what the point of the journey was. Also sigma force is supposed to be the best of the best and they kept getting their butts whooped. By the end of it I kept thinking, "get it over with" and was checking the number of pages left. Low and behold at the end they got to the place they wanted to finally, stopped the chain and then just left on their merry way after 400 pages of riddles and clues.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

    Needed: editor (who should have rejected it in the first place)

    Couldn't anyone tell Rollins that "Magi" is the plural of "Magus"? He uses it interchangeably as singular and plural throughout the book. This is one of those books where the villain is always a step ahead of the good guys not because that makes any sense but because the writer hasn't squeezed out enough words to make the story a novel yet. The characters come from the U.S. Sigma Force (good guys), the Catholic Church (good guys), a bunch of neomonarchist conspirators (bad guys) and your standard ambiguous gorgeous Asian Dragon Lady who unexpectedly (?) saves the hero when necessary. The plot involves nonsense physics and a popular imaginary substance called monoatomic gold (or "m-state" substances in general -- this is all hokum). There's a wise old priest on hand to give the occasional Bible lesson, except check your Bible, as sometimes he seems to be making it up as he goes along (check the references to manna in Exodus). This is a terrible book on many levels, inferior to Lester Dent's most routine Doc Savage, or Warren Murphy's worst Destroyer.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2015

    I had to give it a star so I could submit otherwise I would give less

    Unbelievable and I do mean unbelievable. Written by a Dan Brown
    wannybe , about an inept secrete military org. who accidently saves
    the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Boring

    Waste of time and money

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    Highly reccommend

    Love the history and excitement of this book. Surprising twists and turns

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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