City of Screams: A Short Story Exclusive

City of Screams: A Short Story Exclusive

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by James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
     
 

From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins and award-winning suspense novelist Rebecca Cantrell comes a disturbing story of vengeance, bloodshed, and creatures that prowl the night.

In the haunted, war-torn highlands of Afghanistan, amid the ruins of Shahr-e-Gholghol, an archaeology team is massacred in the night. Sergeant Jordan Stone and

Overview

From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins and award-winning suspense novelist Rebecca Cantrell comes a disturbing story of vengeance, bloodshed, and creatures that prowl the night.

In the haunted, war-torn highlands of Afghanistan, amid the ruins of Shahr-e-Gholghol, an archaeology team is massacred in the night. Sergeant Jordan Stone and his crack forensic team are called in to examine the site, to hunt for the perpetrators of this horrific act. But the discovery of a survivor—a child of ten—will shatter all the team knows about life and death. Among the crumbling bones of dead kings, something hoary and murderous stirs out of the ancient past, lurching forward to claim vengeance on those still living.

Included with this thrilling story is a sneak peek at The Blood Gospel, where the further exploits of Sergeant Stone and his team will be revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062262561
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Series:
Order of the Sanguines Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
19,527
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been 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 acclaimed novel, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.


New York Times bestselling thriller author Rebecca Cantrell's novels include the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series, the critically acclaimed YA novel iDrakula, which was nominated for the APPY award and listed on Booklist's Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth, and The World Beneath, the first book in an exciting new series and the winner of an International Thriller Writer award. She, her husband, and son currently live in Berlin.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sacramento, California
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1961
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois

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City of Screams: A Short Story Exclusive 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Rild More than 1 year ago
A shorter story than what I was used to from Rollins, but it is basically just a primer/teaser for a new series that Rollins will be writing with Cantrell. If you like Rollins you will definitely like where this new series appears to be going. His mix of science, mystery, military and 'other', seems to mesh well with Cantrell's style. I have not read any books by Catrell before, but will certainly look her up now. Basically a CSI team of special forces is how I would sum them up. They are sent to a murder/massacre scene at an archaeology site. Of course finding out what really happened and by who/what is the story. Enjoy
nle1 More than 1 year ago
If you’re a James Rollins fan like I am, I jumped at the change to review an exclusive short story called City of Screams. Things are happening right and left in the 60 pages that comprise this introduction to the full-length novel, Blood Gospel which you’ve got to find! Jordan Stone hears the screams coming from a small town in Afghanistan. He sees the girl lying terrified on the bed in the hut. He also sees her taken away by creatures that speak a language so old that virtually no one can translate it. What happens to Jordan and his crew and to the people in the succeeding chapters is what makes Rollins one of my favorite authors – you just never know what will happen. Just when you’ve got it all figured out nice and cozy he throws in something that really rocks you. Do yourself a huge favor – go get Blood Gospel, keep the lights on and cuddle up with an afghan to protect you and read this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good intro to Sgt Stone & preview of Blood Gospel. I can tell this is going to be more of a supernatural tale rather than just action/science story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another book that kept me up all night. Did not want to put it down. Rollins books always leaves me wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While its billed as a short story, it's actually the first few chapters of the actual book! It sucks that instead of offering a free sample of the book, they are making you pay for it by having it seem like this is a separate short story. Very deceptive and not how they should be promoting books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rollins usually writes greats thrillers and stories. For 99¿ im still not surprised to see people complaining. Buy it, its cheaper than a pop at the gas station!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is essentially the intro to one of the characters from Blood Gospel and it os a great intro. Can't wait for book two of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love James Rollins so gave this book a try. Didn't know what to expect but the authors made a good team and kept you guessing to the very end. Finished it and and went on to purchase the next collaboration, The Blood Gospel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i always want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More great work from James Rollins
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought I was getting a full book. Love Rollins. Even though this is a short story , it was extremely good. The best part about it was that it introduced me to The Blood Gospel. After reading the intro for that, I had to order it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
cjmaine More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. ROllins has done it again. Moves along and tells a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this as I have all the James Rollins books I've read. :) The only con was that it was over too soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick prequel to Blood Gospel. Great short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for a book and only got one, ONE sentence! Really?? What the heck are you trying to pull BN??!
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Was way too short. I know it was called a short story ,but really!
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I have read many of JR's books and none of RC's so while not sure what to expect I was hopeful for a good read. I was not disappointed. I read this hoping to get a feel for Blood Gospel and when I finished this I immediately purchased the novel. The short story was excellent and I can't wait to read Blood Gospel. I read the reviews on BG and while many stated they felt "cheated" because it wasn't a 'regular' JR book about Sigma Force if they would have read this story first they might have saved themselves the disappointment. This story has supernatural elements and I loved it!! I will continue to read Sigma Force novels because I enjoy them but I am really excited about this new series---armed forces and supernatural---jackpot!!!
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