The newest book for the year is the next Sigma Force novel by James Rollins, the Seventh Plague. Now if you know me then you know that I love James Rollins and his sigma force novels. I like his other books too but I have a soft spot for the sigma force. I have followed these guys for a long time so I of course had to read the next novel. Unfortunately I didn’t read this last year when it came out because I wanted to make sure that it counted towards my new year challenge. If you haven’t read James Rollins before, you need to. He’s an amazing author. Still haven’t had the chance to meet him in person like my mom but I will someday.
So the Seventh Plague has to deal with the biblical plagues from Exodus. If you don’t remember what that is, the plagues that Moses created to get the Pharaoh of Egypt to let his people, the slaves, go. So the reason that sigma is called in is because the archeologist that was in search of the mysterious proof of the plagues who disappeared, reappears but he looks like he was mummified WHILE HE WAS ALIVE! So of course there were tests done of the body after the archeologist died from the mummification but what is weird is that the body has set of a plague of it’s own, a strain of some sort of organism that is spreading at an alarming rate. When scientists try to figure out how to stop the plague by looking at the archeologist’s body, someone destroys the body and kidnaps the scientist that is looking into it, who has a connection to the dead archeologist, and who is a friend of Painter Crowe, the leader of the Sigma Force. So of course Sigma had to get involved. So Painter and his assistant (Right hand man) Kat go to find his missing friend while Monk and Grey fly to London to guard and help the dead archeologist’s daughter Jane. Monk and Grey get separated in Cairo (where the ground zero for this new pathogen is) because Monk needs to stay and help the research team because of his medical background and Grey is helping Jane find the cure that her father tried to show her in clues.
So the interesting this about this novel is how well the history and the science is mixed together. I love how James Rollins explained how the plagues in the bible actually happened. Not only that, he mixed in Samuel Clemens into the mix. That was really interesting. I’m not going to say how he did it but I will say that I really loved how he did it. The book was a really interesting mix of science and history that only few can pull off. I was sad, though, at the end of the book because of what happened to Grey. I also am wondering as to what he meant at the end. Is Grey leaving Sigma or did he just want to get away for awhile. I am really interested to know what will happen next. Well on to a new book for me.
(For those who want to know this is the book with a red spin on the pop sugar reading challenge. My first book was a bestseller from a genre I don’t read much. I’m tracking these because I want to finish as much of the challenge if not all of it by the end of the year)
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