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26 July 2008

The Last Oracle (Sigma Force #5)

The latest Sigma Force novel by James Rollins is The Last Oracle.

Sigma Force is a branch of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). It is a group of military commandos who have been trained in a science. Each member has a specialty and teams are put together to best address the discovery/threat at hand.

In The Last Oracle, Rollins takes the heritage of the Roma (Gypsies) back through Europe to the Punjab region of India. In the novel, it is possible that the Roma originated in Greece, in the genetic line of the Oracle of Delphi.

Now someone has captured the line of Roma who have mystical powers. They have bred children with superpowers in an attempt to be the next world prophet. But in order to set off the reign of the new prophet, the plan is to create a nuclear holocaust.

Sigma Force is led into the mix when a scientist who has been studying mystics around the world is shot of their front step.

As always, Rollins has created a fascinating thrill ride that readers will not be able to put down. The book stands alone, but for better character info, read them in order: Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle. (All other great James Rollins novels are stand-alones and can be read in any order - and I recommend reading them all!)

Rollins, James. (2008). The Last Oracle. New York: William Morrow.

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