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- The Judas Strain
- James Rollins
- 04 May 2020
The Judas Strain Characters ó 108 La dell’arcipelago indonesiano si diffonde un’epidemia devastante che costringe le autorità a reuisire una lussuosa nave da crociera in modo da isolare le persone contagiate da un virus letale e sconosciuto Tuttavia soltanto poche ore dopo alcuni pirati abbordano la nave e ignorando il ricchissimo bottino concentrano invece la loro attenzione sugli individui infetti e sugli scienziati che stanno investigando sull’accaduto Perché uell’ep.
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The Judas Strain Characters ó 108 Idemia è così importante E in uale modo è legata all’enigmatico obelisco e al misterioso viaggio di ritorno di Marco Polo dalla Cina mai raccontato nel Milione Da Washington al Sud est asiatico dal Vaticano a Istanbul gli agenti della Sigma sono gli unici a poter scongiurare una minaccia che la Storia sembrava aver cancellato per sempre Ma non potranno fidarsi di nessuno perché chiunue amico o nemico potrebbe avere in sé il marchio di Giud. A friend recommended James Rollins to me as I like books by Dan Brown and Steve Barry I have read a couple of his books so far and am in complete agreement with my friend I find that the books start off in a very exciting way and hold my attention throughout In this book The Judas Strain I am learning about Marco Polo and the mystery surrounding his 24 year voyage that took him to the palaces of Kublai Khan in China I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical thrillerRead & download The Judas Strain
The Judas Strain Characters ó 108 Una giovane donna irrompe nella casa di Grayson Pierce agente della Sigma e sviene tra le sue braccia Sconcertato lui la riconosce all’istante è Seichan membro di una potente organizzazione terroristica La donna è gravemente ferita e ha con sé un piccolo oggetto un obelisco di pietra su cui sono incisi simboli di una lingua antichissima addirittura antecedente ai geroglifici Cosa significano uei segni E chi vuole uccidere Seichan In un’iso. AN ANCIENT PANDEMIC CAUSING VIRUS whose origin and cure is linked to the ANGKOR WAT and the mysterious return voyage of MARCO POLO from the court of KUBLAI KHANyep it looks like another job for SIGMA FORCEThe SIGMA Force is one of the truly delicious concepts to be introduced into the popcorn eating page turning actiony spy guy thrill o rama genre PhD toting scientific brainiacs with Navy Seal kill skills and James Bond spy craft minus babes and boozedamn SIGMA is a covert ops team working under the auspices of the DOD as an agency of DARPA Defense Advance Research Projects Agency SIGMA is charged with tracking down and neutralizing threats in the form of advanced technology whether biological chemical or mechanical The threats are always large the explosions are always loud and the pace with a few exceptions I mention in my gripes is always on turbo Now in a less capable story teller s hands this Michael Baysummer blockbuster sounding novel could get out of control uickly and begin to reek of cheese Fear not because James Rollins is a very capable story teller and maintains very good command of his plot His novels are very well researched and incorporate fascinating real life historical events and mysteries which he then extrapolates from to create a wild story with enough factualhistorical background to keep suspension of disbelief possible Despite my not uite 4 star rating for reasons set forth below this is a series that I intend to continue to read as Rollins is a very compelling tale spinner and his plots are big bold and very well thought out Put simply they are both smart and a ton of fun The Judas Strain is the 4th SIGMA novel and finds the team racing against time as usual to investigate an unusual and highly contagious viral outbreak in the Indian Ocean The plague has the potential to be an extinction level event if not contained or if no cure can be found Complications arise when SIGMA s evil counterpart the GUILD shows up looking to control the plague and possibly weaponize it Of course those of you who have read previous SIGMA novels know that there is MUCH MUCH to the plot than that The story of the plague actually begins with Marco Polo s 13th Century return from China after spending 20 years in the court of Kublai Khan Marco left China with 14 ships and 600 men but when he arrived in Italy was down to 2 ships and only 18 men In his famous book of travels Marco hinted at a mysterious tragedy but refused to elaborate This historical mystery forms the jumping off point for Rollins story From there clues lead to a mysterious connection between Marco Polo and the Vatican clues written in angelic script the Hindu temple complex of Angkor Wat cannibalism piracy and lions tigers and bearsOH MY Exciting smarter than your average action thriller and containing highly engaging plot points If you are a fan of this genre you should definitely be reading this MY GRIPESFor all the love I heap on this novel there are a few issues I have that keep me from giving it a 4th star though just barely First as with many of these types of novels it is very formulaic You know pretty much what you are going to get when you pick it up Good guys win bad guy lose world is saved peace preserved and justice served Nothing horrible about that it just takes a bit of the tension out of certain aspects of the plot My biggest gripe is that I think the story should be about 150 to 200 shorter than its 550 pages by cutting out the failed attempt to flesh out the characters and provide uiet little family moments and bad romances This is one thing Rollins does not do well and yet he spends too much time trying to make it work His characters are two dimensional and for this kind of story that is just fine If he were to cut out all of the attempts to round out his characters and show they have any life outside of SIGMA he could trim this down to 350 to 400 pages of smart high octane covert action mystery with great historical background and turn this novel into a 5 star thrilltastic joy bringer Alas he doesn t and it is the extraneous stuff that Rollins does not do well that keeps me from giving this a higher rating Still the good parts are so interesting and I love the complicated historical based plots so much that I will continue happily reading the series hoping for of the same good and less of everything else 35 stars RECOMMENDED