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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2005

    I don't get it

    Okay - I don't get the excitement over this book. The plot is laborious and totally unbelievable (The protagonists somehow accomplish more in one day than any human could hope to do in 2 months). The writing concerning the romantic storyline with Rachel and Gray is nauseating. And is it just me or does anyone else wonder how St. Thomas - a contemporary of Jesus - baptized the three magi? Anyway - I've read worse but I cannot recommend this book.

    8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2010

    Another DaVinci Code Wanna-Be

    Sorry folks, but I can't recommend this book. It's another DaVinci Code wanna-be. Authors, please pick another theme. The "mysteries hidden by the Catholic church" theme is really getting old. Oh, and also - I really hate two-word paragraphs, but apparently this author loves them.

    A lot.

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    way to much detail!

    I love reading books combining history & fiction and having just finished Sandstorm, couldn't wait to read this novel. Let me just say this is the first time that I haven't been able to finish a book! Instead of keeping me enthralled, I kept falling asleep! It reads more like a text book than a novel. I will not be buying any of the other books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Boston Bob reviews

    Boring, predictable, not worth your time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Pedestrian

    Wordy and repetitive. Predictable and just not very good

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Horrible book! The fighting just wore me out!

    I'll give him 2 stars for effort, but I did NOT like this story! I had just finished his latest book and really enjoyed it and could hardly wait to get started on another one of his books. I couldn't wait for this book to end and barely read the last 100 pages! Im the beginning, I thought I'd read all his books, after the first one I read. Now, after the 2nd book, I have switched to a different author. I really got sick of the fights first thing! And he really didn't do much with his plot. It was a really good subject. But, one battle on top of the other, really ruined it for me. Read a different author!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Map of Bones was a serious disappointment!

    I am a Ph.D and I read non-academic books for pure enjoyment! I was first turned on to James Rollins through a book entitled 'Amazonia'. Wow, I thought. I went out and got all of his books and every one of the books turned out to be better than the rest. James Rollins created some very interesting monsters and I enjoyed the books immensely. Then, the author turned away from his 'monsters' and he tried to become academic. His last two books were a disappointment because his monsters never showed up! Sandstorm' was a little better than 'Map of Bones'. The author's last title was too esoteric for me! I like thrillers!!!

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