By James Rollins
James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and ancient secret, combines state of the art biotechnology with a centuries-old mystery in an apocalyptic tale that finds the place humankind is actually headed
The Doomsday Key
At Princeton college, a famed geneticist dies inside of a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located useless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outdoor a crimson go camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents undergo a frightening connection: the entire sufferers are marked by means of a Druidic pagan pass burned into their flesh.
The extraordinary murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to resolve a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is came upon within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a ugly mystery that threatens the United States and the world.
Aided by means 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 rate, and to save lots of the long run, grey must sacrifice one of many ladies at his facet. That by myself will not be adequate, because the actual route to salvation is printed in a gloomy prophecy of doom.
Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum chance 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 last word nightmare is locked inside a talisman buried via a lifeless saint--an historic artifact referred to as the Doomsday Key.
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A determine rounded the a ways finish of the hallway, his gun blazing. Rounds tore into the ground and partitions. Monk shouldered into Andrea and fired blindly down the corridor, squandering precious ammunition. The gunman ducked momentarily away. Monk shoved the girl in the course of the closest door. Creed bowled via after them. The door resulted in a small anteroom. A moment set of double doorways stood at once in entrance of them. “Go! ” Monk yelled. They piled via into the subsequent room. lighting flickered on immediately and published a wide house divided by means of rows of stainless steel cages.
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Kowalski cursed, pulled Rachel at the back of him, and started a quick retreat again up the hearth get away. grey noticed the shooter, half-hidden by way of a Dumpster. The bastards already had the alley go out coated. Seichan fired again. The gunman ducked away, yet her pistol had no silencer. The blasts stung Gray’s ears and have been definitely loud sufficient to be heard via the assassins inside of. “Make for the roof! ” he ordered. The shooter less than took potshots as they fled, yet Seichan stored him pinned down, and the iron cage of the fireplace get away helped take care of them.
Mount up! ” he referred to as to the others. they'd to maneuver now. each moment counted as a extra insidious possibility closed round them. Peat fires traveled underground, spreading outward in smoldering channels and deeper fiery pits. even though the woods have been darkish, they concealed a raging conflagration under. Wallace had expected that the whole valley will be ate up in lower than an hour. No rescue might succeed in them in time. grey had used his satellite tv for pc mobilephone to touch Painter, to in brief clarify their scenario and cross on their GPS coordinates, yet even the director had agreed that air aid couldn't be mobilized in time to arrive them.
Grey grew to become. A slender determine, wrapped in a gown, stepped from the lavatory. Her black hair was once rainy, freshly combed instantly prior her shoulders. Almond eyes the colour of chilly jade stared again at him. Her legs, naked to mid-thigh, crossed casually as she leaned at the rest room door body. In her unfastened hand, she leveled a pistol at him. “Seichan …” 1:15 A. M. Washington, D. C. “We’re not likely to get something extra out of her,” Monk advised Painter as he sank into the seat around the table. “She’s exhausted and nonetheless in a country of outrage.