What can I say about James Rollins. I can unequivocally say that he just may be the best writer I have ever stumbled across. He can simultaneously teach me and scare me at the same time. I had never heard of James, despite his illustrious career as a novelist, until about three years ago. I was shelving books in my library when I went to put this title up...
It instantly drew me in. I had to know what the tie was between what looked like a DNA strand in the form of a cross. Let me tell you, I was hooked instantly! I was even more pleasantly surprise to learn that this was the 8th book
in the series and that I would get to dive into more immediately.
Luckily it happened that at the time all his books were on sale on my
Nook, so I was able to buy the 7 previous titles for $2.99 a piece. Talk
about a windfall man! I also set to work on ordering the rest of the
books in this series for my library and I have been suggesting them to
people ever since. I pulled this quote from a Wikipedia Page dedicated to James. I couldn't describe this series better than it.
"The SIGMA Force is a fictional division of the U.S. DARPA
program. The chief operatives in SIGMA combine highly trained military
skills with specialized scientific knowledge. The Force's purpose is to
investigate and to secure sensitive information that could be a threat
to the United States; its functions are a combination of counter-terrorism, research, and covert operations. Following the first book, Sandstorm (2004), the SIGMA Force headquarters moves into the sub-basement of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. These novels are intended to be read in chronological order."
So I am now three years into my love affair with the work of James and I hope it never ends. I was so very estatic to meet James in April of 2014 at the Texas Library Assosciation Annual Conference. I had no clue he would be in the exhibit hall signing. There had never been any announcements made to that extent. If my coworker hadn't stumbled by him and came back and told me I would have missed him and never knew it. Guess what he was signing that day....Bloodline, the very first book that got me hooked! It was fate.You know what else James brought me...a community of friends. I am now part of the best James Rollins group on Facebook. We loving refer to it as Base Camp. If you're interested in becoming a member let me know and I'll recommend you for membership! Besides just discussing James work and other things we find we have in common, we also raise money for a charity close to James heart, USA Cares. Shout out to Jerry Zavada and Heather Beth for a great group! I'm so happy I found you guys!
I've included the book trailer link below the picture of the dust jacket. You should go watch it and see if it makes you want to read Bloodline and the rest of the Sigma Force books too!
Did ya watch it? Did ya like it? Leave me a comment below and let me know!