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February 27, 2014

The Book Worm: The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

GREENSBURG – This week, I will be reviewing The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins.

I came upon this book by chance. I was in a used book store a few years ago and the cover and title happened to catch my eye enough to make me pick it up and read the description. I’m a sucker for a novel heavy on science, history and action, so it sounded perfect for me. As always, requests for reviews can be sent to amanda.browning@greensburgdailynews.com.

Book description: The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind--a disease that’s unknown, unstoppable . . . and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis--operatives of SIGMA Force--search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions. In a savage and sudden coup, terrorists hijack the vessel, turning a mercy ship into a floating bio-weapons lab.

A world away, SIGMA’s Commander Gray Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a beautiful would-be killer who holds the first clue to the discovery of a possible cure. Pierce joins forces with the woman who wanted him dead, and together they embark upon an astonishing quest following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history: Marco Polo. But time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control. As a relentless madman dogs their every step, Gray and his unlikely ally are being pulled into an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity’s genetic code. And as the seconds tick closer to doomsday, Gray Pierce will realize he can truly trust no one, for any one of them could be . . . a Judas.

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