The Last Oracle (Sigma Force Series)

The Last Oracle (Sigma Force Series)

by James Rollins
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The Last Oracle (Sigma Force Series) by James Rollins

"A roller-coaster...and a first class one at that." —Publishers Weekly on the audiobook Black Order

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins brings back SIGMA Force to battle a group of rogue scientists who've unleashed a bioengineering project that could bring about the extinction of humankind.

In Washington D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man's hand, an ancient relic that traces back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Pierce discovers the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that threatens the very foundation of humanity. For an international think-tank of scientists has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic child who show savant talents into something far greater and far more frightening—all in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium, one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace...a peace on their own terms.

From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums, from the slums of India to the radioactive ruins of Russia, two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history—the Greek Oracle of Delphi. But one question remains: will the past be enough to save the future?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061230950
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Series: Sigma Force Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.06(d)

About 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.


Sacramento, California

Date of Birth:

August 20, 1961

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Last Oracle, by James Rollins is an interesting and worthwhile read. While it might be slightly helpful to read Rollins' previous Sigma Series Books, enough tidbits are dropped throughout the book to keep you up to speed without making you feel like you're re-reading his earlier books. For those past readers, all of our favorite cast of characters have returned, Monk, Kat, Gray, Painter, Lisa and crew. The main plot of the book involves a Russian agency who have kidnapped Gypsy children and altered them over the years to become a type of savant oracle. One of the scientists is planning on using their talents to help her and her son gain world dominance after they first wreak havoc on a global level. This book is action filled from beginning to ending, and yet, has a great deal of heart. I even found myself misting up on one occasion. Rollins manages the main plot and many subplots adroitly, keeping the book moving along nicely. Rollins relies upon his own research, and has discovered enough oddity in reality to build an imaginative, yet believable scenario. A book as solidly written and researched as this doesn't depend upon gimmicks and coincidence, as do so many other authors of this genre. Mr. Rollins writes a compelling novel, that causes one to read on after the book has ended. I always figure an author has been successful if I have to hit the internet to read more after I finish the book. Since completing The Last Oracle, I've already googled autism, autistic savants, Chernobyl, etc. Well done, Mr. Rollins! This one is your best so far, and I look forward to reading your future books!
Rambo01 More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series and once you have read the first few you see a pattern and predictability to the characters and plot sequence. The subject matter is always interesting and unique. I especially like the excert at the end detailing the origin of research and the history behind it. I believe it is a good jumping point for history lovers to explore the mysterious past of history.
SheilaDeeth 6 months ago
A fast-moving novel with a truly intriguing plot, The Last Oracle achieves what might seem impossible—making Greece’s oracles real and relevant to the present time, without veering into fantasy or simplistic adventure. There’s a nice blend of modern world politics, ancient world history, and world-spanning geography. There’s a growing threat that just might promise Armageddon. And there’s a pleasing collection of characters—the novel's clearly built on a series, but it's easy to read on its own. The Last Oracle is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure, a cleverly plotted mystery, a nicely intriguing commentary on the post-WWII world, and a really good read. Disclosure: I borrowed it from the book bank.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Sigma adventure
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Madray More than 1 year ago
Another fast pace, interesting mystery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy it as much as the other 4 I've read. It didn't hold togehter as well, but it was a good read.
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The three quest-takers. You must embark the underworld and retrieve Artmeis's golden bow. Underworld result one. Quick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all the others in this series, this book definitely keeps you on your toes. Loved the ending, even if it was a bit sad.
Armand53 More than 1 year ago
An excellent novel, well written and loaded with intriguing concepts. The story keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can. You want to know what happens next but you can't help but feel a little sad when the story comes to an end.
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If you like Clive Cussler novel or Lee Childs, then you will enjoy James Rollins novels. What set his novels apart from the other is that James Rollins incorporates interesting scientific facts that makes up or is the basis on his stories. Then at the end of each novel, his will separate facts from fantasy with links for further reading on the science involved.
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I have enjoyed the previous sigma series. This became tedious toward the end.
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Needless to say, this book in the Sigma Series is a hit with me. Founders of Sigma Force: Dr. Archibald Polk and Sean McKnight, you rock! "Pyotr and Marta", you will never be forgotten.
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wgnorman More than 1 year ago
Another Rollins page turner. I recommend this book for those interested in special operations, science, mythology and who enjoy suspense and a good yarn.
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