- Mass Market Paperback: 540 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books; Reprint edition (May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060765240
- ISBN-13: 978-0060765248
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.8 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,188,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Map of Bones Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 2006
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pacy and totally "listenable" as read by the king of the thriller readers, the fabulous Kerry Shale. (Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The horrific theft of a priceless relic...a secret society reaching back to the Middle Ages...and the top-flight US team who must stop them. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
this prize they plan to change the world!
The Vatican is stunned, unsure of how to react. A secret arm of the US defense department is called in to try and unravel the mystery behind the stolen bones. The investigators are lead into an unknow world of ancient secrets and terrifying realities not seen since the begining of time. This novel is a cross between the Da vinci Code, Cussler's dirk pitt novels, and the best of Tom Clancy. If you like adventure this is the book for you!
I Also recomemend "A Tourist in the Yucatan" for another great thriller adventure!
Half way through the book... I am seeing stars when Rollins trying to write about magi and superconductors then more about bones and white powder/bread stuff. He is trying to make the plot to certain degree of logic. I find it dragging too long and so much elements in explaining the string of clues. Go straight to the point... Gray might say. Now the story move up the next level - finding the 4th magi in Alexandria.
Just finish this book. As said before - loads of riddle and mystery to crack. from white powder to golden key and much of it centred around the force of magnetism, electricity, superconductors and of coz the bright lights at the end.
There are lots of twist with earlier characters falling into playing the part of villians... there are some sacrifices to hide the truth. Still the heroic team manage to stay alive and find 'half of the truth' in the Hourglass mystery - only the first half 'above'. I suspect there will be a sequel to find the truth for the second half 'below' of the Hourglass venture. Maybe is from Black Order...will do that next.
Very good read, abit of MR's Seven Ancient Wonders and also the book I just read The Alexandra Cipher. Not as good as many books I came across rate it 3.5/5.
James Rollins' latest novel however, is Dan Brown's novel with a heavy dose of adrenalin and a strong strain of the fantastic injected. It is also a far more satisfying read and should be taken purely on its own merits. Forget comparisons to Brown's blockbuster. Map of Bones is a great book in its own right.
It is also an improvement on Rollins' previous books, including Sandstorm, which introduced the activities of Sigma Force that feature in Map of Bones. The story is better paced, along with being more rounded and satisfying.
The only weakness is in the characterisation. Wilst they fulfil their roles the individuals who populate the story are nothing more than dramatic devices. They lack depth and their actions are cliched to the point of predictability.
Despite this Map of Bones remains a satisfying read, with events moving along at such a rapid pace that you barely notice the flaws. If Rollins can continue to improve his next book, Black Order, should be more than worth waiting for.
The only Clue; The bones of the Magi, the three wise men who visited Jesus at His birth in the Manger, are stolen by the cult.
Called in to investigate; A secret U.S. Government angency called Sigma, and accompanied by a Vatican Cardinal in charge of Church security, and his niece, an agent in the Carbinieri, Itali's version of our FBI.
The group Chases around Europe after the Cult, and the clues to the importance of the Bones of the Magi-the M(or Metalic)State of Gold, offering power beyond anyone's wildest imagination, and extremely dangerous in the wrong hands.
The action is nearly non-stop, in this mystery adventure that puts The Da Vinci Code to shame for pace, story line, and research.
This is without a doubt Rollins's best book yet! And I've read every one of his excellent adventure thrillers!
For anyone who like Matt Reilly's Temple, and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, give this one a try. I garantee you'll be more than satisfied!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this. A bit of science, a bit of faith but an enjoyable rollercoaster with some good twists and turns. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Julian Dean
Great read I just hope the other books are just as good, from the sigma force team who are great.Published 6 months ago by Eddie C.
This book changes gear from the first one and feels like an excellent sequel. Also spot out for the cameo from another book, very clever, could be the start of a Marvel type... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Won't buy another by this author, don't like his style.Published 12 months ago by Jeremy P. Garnett
Fast-paced and well researched. As with all James Rollins, a good read. Looking forward to reading the next Sigma Force episode.Published 12 months ago by Miss Tabby
my wife enjoyed it she is the reader but does not use a computerPublished 14 months ago by cardiffian