The demon crown / James Rollins.Series: : ; Rollins, James, Sigma Force novel: 13.Publisher: New York William Morrow, Copyright date: ©2017Edition: First editionDescription: 441 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062692016Subject(s): Special operations (Military science) -- Fiction | Entomologists -- Fiction | Scientists -- Fiction | Special operations (Military science) | Brazil -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction). | Action and adventure fiction. | Fiction. | Suspense fiction. | Adventure fiction. | Suspense fiction. | Suspense fiction | Action and adventure fiction. DDC classification: 813.6 LOC classification: PS3568.O5398 | D46 2017
Sequel to: The seventh plague.
Includes bibliographical references in Author's note to readers: truth or fiction, pages -441.
Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University. Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists - led by Alexander Graham Bell - to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death. Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror - dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones - is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui.