Altar of Eden
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"Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem, throat-clutching suspense, high-style adventure, and a terrific story told terrifically."—Steve Berry, author of The Romanov Prophecy

The thriller king praised for his "edge-of-your-seat excitement" (San Francisco Chronicle), James Rollins storms the New York Times bestseller list with every novel he writes. With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Altar of Eden, Rollins takes a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) while delivering all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he's well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.

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"Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem, throat-clutching suspense, high-style adventure, and a terrific story told terrifically."
—Steve Berry, author of The Romanov Prophecy

The thriller king praised for his "edge-of-your-seat excitement" (San Francisco Chronicle), James Rollins storms the New York Times bestseller list with every novel he writes. With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Altar of Eden, Rollins takes a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) while delivering all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he's well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.

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      • content: This latest James Rollins offering, a science-based thriller, brings his fans the fast-pace and violence they've come to expect. However, the performance of narrator Paula Christensen may not meet listeners' expectations as readily. The shortcoming is not with pace, intensity, or clarity, which are all appropriate to the text. The challenge arises with the characters as the action careens through many settings--from Baghdad to the Louisiana bayous. Christensen's rendering of the various required accents lacks authenticity and consistency, with the Cajun inflections being the most troublesome. Although this weakness may not prove enough of a distraction to spoil the audio experience for all, some listeners may find the print version of this book more enjoyable. M.O.B. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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        Bestseller Rollins (Subterranean
        ) explores the genetic engineering theme popularized by Jurassic Park
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—Steve Berry, author of The Romanov Prophecy

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