James Rollins has achieved success on the bestseller lists in recent years by writing smart adventure thrillers, most of them in a series featuring the soldier-scientists of Sigma Force, a top-secret agency within the Defense Department. The latest of these, The Last Oracle, is likely to once again find him a spot high on the charts.
A group of Russian scientists have developed a biotechnology project designed to harness the savant-like abilities of autistic children. Their goal is to unleash the hidden powers of the human brain in order to further their plans for world domination. And it's up to the men and women of Sigma to stop them.
Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action to create rousing stories of adventure that are as exciting as any movie. The Last Oracle takes a little while to get going, but once it does, there's no stopping it.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, June 29, 2008