The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel

By James Rollins

James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and historic secret, combines state-of-the-art biotechnology with a centuries-old mystery in an apocalyptic tale that unearths the place humankind is actually headed

The Doomsday Key

At Princeton college, a famed geneticist dies within a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located lifeless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain open air a pink go camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents endure a scary connection: the entire sufferers are marked via a Druidic pagan pass burned into their flesh.

The strange murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to unravel a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is chanced on within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a ugly mystery that threatens the United States and the world.

Aided by way of girls from his past--one his exlover, the opposite his new partner--Gray needs to piece jointly the scary fact. however the revelations come at a excessive fee, and to avoid wasting the longer term, grey should sacrifice one of many ladies at his part. That by myself may not be sufficient, because the precise route to salvation is printed in a dismal prophecy of doom.

Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum hazard in an experience that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the misplaced tombs of Celtic kings. the final word nightmare is locked inside of a talisman buried via a lifeless saint--an historic artifact referred to as the Doomsday Key.

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Grey hated to become involved along with her, but when she had perception, he dared no longer push aside it. “I don’t be aware of. yet no matter what is going on over at Viatus, it’s merely the top of the beast. i believe the Guild has been manipulating and exploiting the company simply as a source. It’s what they do most sensible. They’re like a parasite that invades a physique, sucks it dry, then strikes on. ” “But what's their finish objective? ” “To locate that key. however the higher query is why is the most important so vital to the Guild? detect that and you can be one step towards discovering it. ” She stopped talking, letting that sink in. grey needed to admit she used to be correct. possibly he did need to examine the matter from the opposite direction round, paintings backward. She eventually endured. “We comprehend that Viatus took these mummies and experimented on them. however the our bodies have been chanced on 3 years in the past. So for years now the undertaking has been working less than anyone’s radar. I definitely wasn’t conscious of it. but simply as Father Giovanni makes a run for the Vatican, the Guild rises up. a person with an ear to the floor like mine may well listen it. within the final twenty-four hours, they’ve uncovered themselves greater than I’ve obvious them ever do sooner than. It used to be what drew me to Italy within the first position, what made me hunt down Rachel. ” grey heard the smallest wince in her voice on the point out of Rachel’s identify. She grew quiet after that. grey stuffed the silence. “Wallace believes that the most important could be a counteragent opposed to a few early kind of biowarfare. If the Guild can regulate the major, they could keep watch over the weapon. ” “You may be correct, however the Guild’s curiosity lies deeper than that. belief me. ” grey fought opposed to reacting to her final phrases. belief me. these have been phrases she had no correct to utter. He used to be stored from responding whilst Wallace lifted an arm forward and pointed all the way down to the floor. “Here it really is! ” “Just take into consideration it,” Seichan comprehensive. “I’m going again to the tractor. ” grey endured on my own to the cave. Lyle had ducked into it. the doorway was once shorter than Gray’s waist, however it opened right into a tiny cave past. Kneeling, grey pulled out a flashlight from his pack and performed it over the interior. It was once a usual cavern, and apart from a dented beer can and just a little trash, it was once nondescript. If this was once Merlin’s ultimate resting position, he had to bitch in regards to the lodgings. No ask yourself Father Giovanni by no means gave it a re-assessment. “Nothing’s here,” Wallace eventually concluded. grey agreed. “Let’s head over the hill. ” They walked quickly again as rain started to spatter tougher. after they reached the trailer, they trigger back. Lyle drove the tractor over the summit of the hill and down the some distance facet. Lowlands stretched forward, back parceled out into tracts of farmland and grazing fields. yet on the foot of the hill rose their vacation spot. It was once a sq. tower, part in rubble, emerging in the course of a cemetery. It used to be all that used to be left of Saint Mary’s Abbey. a more recent chapel and chapel condo stood off to at least one facet. From this top, grey can also make out a few crumbled origin partitions of the previous abbey.

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