Book Review: The Devil Colony

Roxanne Barbour’s Reviews > The Devil Colony

The Devil Colony by James Rollins
The Devil Colony (Sigma Force, #7)
by James Rollins (Goodreads Author)

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Roxanne Barbour‘s review

Dec 30, 12  ·  edit
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Read in December, 2012
Blurb:Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery–hundreds of mummified bodies–stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts about the bodies’ origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.
During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of television cameras. All evidence points to a radical group of Native Americans, including one agitator, a teenage firebrand who escapes with a vital clue to the murder and calls on the one person who might help–her uncle, Painter Crowe, Director of Sigma Force.
To protect his niece and uncover the truth, Painter will ignite a war among the nations’s most powerful intelligence agencies. Yet an even greater threat looms as events in the Rocky Mountains have set in motion a frightening chain reaction, a geological meltdown that threatens the entire western half of the U.S.
From the volcanic peaks of Iceland to the blistering deserts of the American Southwest, from the gold vaults of Fort Knox to the bubbling geysers of Yellowstone, Painter Crowe joins forces with Commander Gray Pierce to penetrate the shadowy heart of a dark cabal, one that has been manipulating American history since the founding the thirteen colonies.
But can Painter discover the truth–one that could topple governments–before it destroys all he holds dear?

I enjoyed this novel immensely. Even though I had not been introduced to any of these characters previously, Rollins does an excellent job of re/introducing them–even to new readers.

I thought the plot was a tad too complicated–but only a little.

The scientific concepts were well explained, with just enough detail.

The close timing (character predicaments) seemed a little too forced a couple of times.

I haven’t read any other Sigma Force novels, but that will be remedied shortly!

I only found two editing errors (not that I was actually looking for them), a “\” popped in two places (page 135, and 213).

This was a wonderful novel, and I am looking forward to the next Sigma Force novel.

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