The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force Series)

The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force Series)

by James Rollins

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Overview

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061784811
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Series: Sigma Force Series , #10
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers that have been translated into forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). Acclaimed for his originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets at breakneck speed.

Hometown:

Sacramento, California

Date of Birth:

August 20, 1961

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

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The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review: THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by JAMES ROLLINS A riproaring adventure thriller with unstoppable chills, terror, and fatality (not to.mention fatalism), THE SIXTH EXTINCTION presents a very near future of unimaginable horror. I am fond of praising the concept of Implacability in horror, but I think.the premise here beats it all out. One need only view headlines and do some research to comprehend that the consequences in this novel are far beyond Probable. James Rollins' trademark excellent carries this graphic and horrifying story, which I predict will find a wide audience--and maybe inspire more of us to consider the ultimate fate of this planet. I reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the sole purpose of my fair and honest review. No fees were exchanged.
Dean_Kutzler More than 1 year ago
Marking the tenth anniversary of James Rollins best-selling Sigma series, The 6th Extinction takes you on a roller coaster ride of the real possibility of where this world is heading.  It also hints at the sad fact of the possible irreversibility in the situation of our fate.  This Sigma adventure is balls-out on action as well in truth and fiction with historical data and the latest technological advances.  It's an eye opener that you shouldn't miss.
rwmatse More than 1 year ago
This book is a good read and good story line, however, it takes about a 150 pages or so to get into, but, it is worth it. I like the narrative style of the author (almost like, but not quite like Jack Reacher) AND, the premis of the story is just a little too real. This is the first Rollins book I've read (Sigma Force) and will read another one.
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I found this book to be exciting fascinating thrilling I couldn't put it down. I love the history and science that are involved and much appreciate the explanations the author gives at the end of the book I have read about some of these things in magazines such as Smithsonian and I watch documentaries and it's fun to see further explanations and ideas of how these things could workout over time will be reading all of this author's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting read! Kept wondering how of its technology really exists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rollins’ weaving of science and fiction is truly captivating. He brings you into the possible near future of science in our world in a terrifying way.
MKPMRP More than 1 year ago
Another blockbuster from James Rollins. This edition of the Sigma series takes us from Yellowstone to Antarctica as they try to stop another earth extinction event. Once again great writing with an all star cast leads us on a non stop action adventure. Highly recommend you read this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is all the more entertaining because of it's blend of scientific fact, history and imagination to take the reader on a fascinating journey reminiscent of those by author Jean Auel.
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Harold_McFarland More than 1 year ago
If you can look past the preposterous science that forms its premises, James Rollins' The Sixth Extinction is an entertaining adventure. Unfortunately, Rollins' science consists of a series of pop-sci articles which he collected without understanding. The plot centers on a universally infectious man-made super-virus with a virtually indestructible capsid (outer shell). That shell would make a real virus noninfectious, since the job of a virus' capsid is to trick a cell into bringing it inside, then to open up to dump its nucleic acid contents into the cell to do its dirty work. Add on to this an entire ecology based on something other than DNA hiding in caves under the ice of Antarctica, and impossible conspiracies (a 5,000-man expedition kept an enormous secret for decades and a cabal of eco phreaks ready to destroy the world ) and you can see that this book requires hefty suspenders for any reasonably literate person's disbelief. That said, as an adventure novel it moves right along, keeping the reader interested in the action on several fronts at once. The characters are well developed and the pace never drags.
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Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always love a book by James Rollins! Fast paced scientific adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action. Always the non stop action!
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Fascinating plot line and the story moves well. I had not read the previous Sigma books but could not really tell I was missing much. Character development was a bit light but that is most likely because that was handled in previous books. As a biologist, I appreciated the discussion in the back about separating fact from fiction. I'm going to try the first Sigma book and see how this all fits.
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AMA001 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. A lot of scientific jargon, but the story for very good.
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Deep within the Sierra Nevada Mountains a secret lab lays buried deep away. The research is un-known to many and only known to a few. Word only gets out when a message is sent out from the institution, "There's been a breach. Failsafe initiated. No matter the outcome: Kill us...kill us all." With the park in danger, Jenna and her search and rescue dog Nikko are sent out to investigate. Only once they get their all the scientist and all living things are dead. Nothing is a live, even on a microscopic level. With this unknown menace spreading there is no one to stop it but one team. Sigma force and it’s leader Commander Gray Pierce. With the menace spreading Gray must lead his team on a globe trotting race to decipher what will end this menace before it ends mankind.