The Eye of God

The Eye of God

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The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy associated with the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who vanished a decade earlier. It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khan-the long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumored to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire. Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma-joined by a pair of Vatican historians-race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.
Published: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062262981
006226298X
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 43 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Baskous, Christian

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GHSMrWolf
Jun 06, 2016

Didn't care for the narrator, but that alone didn't deter me from continuing with the book. I found the story to be a bit too vast, making it bland and even a bit boring at times. Nonetheless, I am endeared to these characters and love seeing the story lines progress.

MerlinsMum Nov 27, 2014

Entertaining. I agree that the narrator does not do accents well or women's voices but well worth the listen all the same.

I enjoy James Rollins' Sigma force novels and the science included in them. This one revolves around a comet, dark matter and the search for Genghis Khan's tomb.

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billmacrotarian
Apr 17, 2014

James Rollins Sigma Force series could be considered techno-thriller. There are some science fiction elements to the series but it’s not primarily SF. In The Eye of God life on earth is threatened and Sigma Force has to deal with the usual suite of bad guys. Most of the action takes place in Asia from Macao to Lake Baikal. There’s a fair amount of SF content in the novel including dark energy and quantum mechanics. In fact the ending leaves 2 clear and distinct paths that the series can take for the next installment. It’s a great entry in this action series. Any series themes are a bonus.

One complaint in listening to the CD version is that the reader's Asian and Italian accents sound the same.

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nitetraino
Jul 02, 2013

Seldom does a story with such an intriguing premise collapse so mightily into the abyss as this tale. This work is too long and unnecessarily violent for a good read, unless you are into some type of apocalypse. 1 of 10 stars

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