Last Oracle: A Sigma Force Novel (Mass Market)
July 2008 Indie Next List
“Peter David takes a huge risk in attempting a reimagining of the Peter Pan story and succeeds brilliantly in this deeply touching fantasy about the pain we all encounter on the road to adulthood.”
— Katie Glasgow, Mitchell Books, Fort Wayne, IN
In this superb thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, Sigma Force must battle a group of rogue scientists who have unleashed a diabolical project that could bring about the extinction of mankind.
Salvation . . . or annihilation?
What if scientists could bio-engineer the next great world prophet—the next Buddha, Mohammed, or even Jesus? Would it mark the Second Coming or initiate a chain reaction leading to the end of mankind?
Formed during the Cold War, a think tank of world scientists known as the JASONS have discovered a way to manipulate and enhance autistic children who show savant talents—mathematical geniuses, statistical masterminds, brilliant conceptual artists. Yet among their young patients a strange side-effect begins to arise. Before it can be analyzed fully, a rogue group of the JASONS begins their own secret experimentation with a cadre of the best children. Their goal, to create a world prophet for the new millennium, one who can be manipulated to create a new era of global peace . . . a peace on their own terms, that is. But such manipulation has grim consequences as a biological meltdown among the children begins to occur—turning the innocent into something far more frightening.
To stop the JASONS before they engineer the extinction of mankind, Commander Gray Pierce of SIGMA Force races against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history—the Greek Oracle of Delphi. But can the past save the future?
James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada.
“Lots of absorbing scientific information and tantalizing sentences.” — Publishers Weekly
“Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action to create rousing stories of adventure that are as exciting as any movie.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“Once again, the action is nonstop.” — Sacramento Bee
“The perfect escape novel, an edge of-your-seat read.” — Knoxville News-Sentinel
“Rollins has outdone himself with this fabulous mix of history, science, and adventure that will easily increase his growing number of fans.” — Library Journal
“Go out and buy James Rollins’s latest saga. He just keeps getting better and better.” — The Barnstable Patriot