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The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive
     

The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive

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by James Rollins
 

From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a thrilling short story that delves deep beneath the city of Paris to a dark necropolis, where the only means for escape is…The Skeleton Key.

Seichan is ripped out of the Sigma series for an adventure all her own—but can she survive? The beautiful and elusive assassin wakes in a

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From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a thrilling short story that delves deep beneath the city of Paris to a dark necropolis, where the only means for escape is…The Skeleton Key.

Seichan is ripped out of the Sigma series for an adventure all her own—but can she survive? The beautiful and elusive assassin wakes in a hotel in Paris with a deadly electronic collar fastened to her throat. Joined by a boy who is similarly threatened, she must rescue the son of a hated enemy, who has fallen under the sway of the nefarious leader of an apocalyptic cult. To survive, she must venture into the dark world beneath the City of Lights, into the infamous catacombs of Paris. Caught between two enemies, she must fight for her life…while time ticks down toward a fiery apocalypse. But in the dark, surrounded by the moldering bones of the dead, even success does not equal survival. In the end, the only true hope for the world lies in a stunning act of betrayal.

Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the first 70 pages of The Devil Colony, where a clue unlocked by The Skeleton Key will play a key role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062113429
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Sigma Force Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
20,808
File size:
2 MB

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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.

Brief Biography

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

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The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 178 reviews.
TerrellMims More than 1 year ago
No Spoilers! I woke up this morning excited to read this. This is the first short story I read with the feel of a novel. Great conflict. Characters the reader can care about. Thrilling plot. James does in 20 pages what most authors can't do in 300. He is at the top of his form. The Skeleton Key is the appetizer whetting your appetite for The Devil Colony, the main entree. Also, the first 70 pages of The Devil Colony are included. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for The Devil Colony. Read The Skeleton Key. You will not be disappointed.
Berlitz_Legit More than 1 year ago
Feel kinda robbed paying $1 for something that should have been free. Precursor to Devil Colony followed a mini Seichan adventure, being my favorite Sigma chararcter, she felt drastically out of character. All I ask is that she not be killed off in the new novel, she is too bad ass! Quick read, interesting but too short.
The_Book_Analyst More than 1 year ago
James Rollins has done it again! I first started reading his work in 2008 when I was in Europe on vacation as a way to pass time on the flight and on the trains. I have been a fan ever since. The Sigma series is a particular favorite of mine and the character of Seichan has always been intriguing to me. She's gone from enemy to a sometimes-friend. She serves herself...always. This story brings to light a few unknowns about Seichan's past along with a new danger. Keeps you turning the pages until you realize it's over with questions still unanswered. This short story precludes the upcoming "Devil's Colony" due out (in America) on 21 June. Just a few short weeks away now. With a sneak peek at the latest installment of the Sigma series, the reader is left waiting with baited breath to see what happens. Here's to hoping the time passes fast. Stay shiny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good side adventure story for Seichan that leads into The Devils colony. Note: both should be read before Bloodline.
Ming-Toy More than 1 year ago
This packed a whollop for a short stort !!! All of James Rollins books are exciting and thought provocing
twink5519 More than 1 year ago
For anyone who thought the art of Short Stories was being lost! The Skeleton Key will grab you from the first page and not let up until the end! You will be glued to the screen of your nook begging for more when you finish! A must have!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome read. The full book kept me reading well into the night. A definite page turner!
rmd270 More than 1 year ago
This is a very short story <40 pages but is an interesting lead to Rollins next Sigma series book, The Devil Colony. I have just begun the Devil Colony and look forward to where this short story intersects with Sigma and the Devil Colony storyline.
MomWhoLovesToReadBooks More than 1 year ago
This was a short read but still very good - done in the classic James Rollins style! I couldn't put it down! It is a nice segway between The Doomsday Key and The Devil Colony. A must read for any Sigma fan! I hope that Mr. Rollins puts out more of these short in between stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I admit it elwas a bit too short although for a short story what do you expect? A full length novel? I highly reccomend this, it is a good read and well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story that fills in some blanks in the series. Can't wait for his next book!
FXSTI03 More than 1 year ago
An interesting look at an interesting character. Am glad to see the development of Seichan. I wish there was more. I can't wait for Devil's colony.
tattooedmommie More than 1 year ago
A short story (very short) but enough so to make me look into the Sigma Force Series and put the entire series on my wish list. Action packed, just how I like it! I've quickly become a James Rollins fan.
galwriterspeaks More than 1 year ago
James Rollins moves our imagination to the dank and moldy depths of the Catacombs in another satisfying addition to the Sigma Force Series. He plays our minds with electronic splendor shocking us into submission as Seichan takes the lead in this too short teaser in preparing us for The Devil Colony arriving around the 21st of June. Merci beaucoup, Mr. James Rollins.
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An interesting short story but doesn't compare to Rollins Delta Force novels.
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crldsl54 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed a short story by one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a book, very poor way to make a buck.
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Good filler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this series to anyone
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