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Mass Market Paperback Sandstorm Book

ISBN: 0060580674

ISBN13: 9780060580674


(Book #1 in the Sigma Force Series)

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A heart-stopping novel of adventure and suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins--the first in his critically acclaimed Sigma Force series

A freak explosion in the British Museum in London ignites a perilous race for an earth-shaking power source buried deep beneath the sands of history. Painter Crowe is an agent for Sigma Force, a covert arm of the Defense Department tasked with keeping dangerous...

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5 ratings

Great beach book

I bought this book at the beach and read it in 2 days!!! Great book. It reminded me of Indiana Jones,The DaVinci Code and Clive Cussler books all rolled into one book. Don't pass this one up!

Rollins's best work yet...

What I love about Rollins is the way he lets me escape into a world where the incredible becomes credible. I've read every one of his books, and I always find myself assuming something supernatural is afoot, only to have Rollins bring in just enough science to make it plausible within the story world. Sandstorm did just that to me, but there was something different from his prior books. I think he's kicked his prose up to a higher, richer plateau. Yes, all the great escapist fiction elements were still there: the can't put down pacing, heart-pounding excitement, characters seemingly trapped with no chance of escape. But this time these elements are presented in a more robust fashion that I found very pleasing. Well done, Mr. Rollins. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Indiana Jones + The Mummy + a touch of Sci-Fi = FUN!!

WOW! James Rollins has hit the homerun of his career with 'Sandstorm'. Even though 'Ice Hunt' was a great action/adventure thriller, I for some reason (that still eludes me to this day) just didn't enjoy it with the usual amount of excitement I have come to expect from this talented Veterinarian turned author...however he totally has one amazing thrill ride with this tale. The novel almost defies a specific genre, bordering on an adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones, the supernatural via The Mummy and add a touch of semi Sci-Fi and well, the results are just spectacular. Fun from beginning to end, 'Sandstorm' is a surge of adrenaline in written form. The characters are all well-drawn and fleshed out (at least they were for me) and provided just the right amount of just about everything you could want from a novel that is supposed to entertain you. Action, adventure and a touch of romance, this book has it ALL. What has devastated a chunk of one of the most important historical museums in the world? Caught on film, the explosion seems to defy a normal explanation, until the theory of anti-matter is brought forth. Suddenly things begin to make sense, and pieces to a long buried puzzle begin to fall into place. An expedition to the Arabian penninsula is organized not just to uncover the possibility of a true source of anti-matter, but to also solve a mystery that happened many years ago. Like I said, this novel has virtually something for everyong, including techno-thriller fans. The absolute best part: How Rollins manages to tie all the pieces together so well as the story weaves itself into a cohesive mix of adventure, REAL history and thrills. For fans of Rollins' previous tales, 'Sandstorm' will truly be high on the list of Must Reads this year, and quite possibly his best novel to date. After reaching the fun climax, I distinctly remember thinking one thing in particular: Just HOW long will I have to wait for another novel from this guy? Great, fun stuff.

Sandstorm rocks!

Sandstorm, from its first page (which launches the first mystery), is a true page turner. Rollins is a combination of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, and Tom Clancy. He is able to bring to life scientific mysteries with fully fleshed, believable characters reminisent of Crichton. Like Cussler, Rollins weaves a tale of archealogical wonder around mysteries that have their roots in our most ancient history and mythology. Yet what Rollins does best is blend Clancy-style military intrigue into the mix. But he does it with three-dimensional characters that are believable because they are human and humane, flawed and fascinating. Like all three authors, Rollins' plot steams along, taking you on a sweeping journey of adventure and excitement. There is enough cutting edge technology to keep a techno-geek like my husband happy. But as a woman, I appreciate Rollins strong female characters and the fact he cares for his romantic sub-plot in a way the other three male authors I mentioned don't. So if you like scientific mysteries, archeological adventures, and military thrillers, you are going to love this book!

James Rollins whips up a great tale in Sandstorm

With Sandstorm James Rollins takes his story telling skills to a new level. Sandstorm like all of his previous works is a fast paced, action packed adventure that takes to fabulous locations and keeps the action moving. This is the best Rollins book yet and it is sure to please.Sandstorm begins in England, and after a mysterious murder, an artifact is found inside an ancient statute. It leads to a race in the desert between two groups searching for the lost city of UBAR.The story leads of a fact paced, and exciting finish that will have you on the edge of your seat turned each page faster and faster. The writing takes you into the desert and you can feel the Sandstorm heading towards you. If you are looking to be transported away for a fun filled journey, this is the book for you!Along the way there are the normal twists and turns that keep you wanting more. Some in the past have said there was not enough character development in Rollins' books, but this time, I think there is just enough. You get to know what is driving the characters and can see why they are doing the things that they are. This is a great book for that summer weekend at the beach or just sitting out on your front porch! Fans of Rollins will love this new book, and if you are a first time reader of Rollins, I am sure that you will be hooked. I HIGHLY recommend Sandstorm by James Rollins!
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