The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
When a remote military research station is decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from Antarctica's distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, which could result in mankind's extinction.


A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?

& Taylor

When a remote military research station in Antarctica is completely decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from the land's distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, buried under miles of ice, which could very well lead to the extinction of mankind. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014
ISBN: 9780061784811
Branch Call Number: FIC ROL
Characteristics: xvi, 426 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Sixth extinction


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Jun 06, 2016

I picked this book up in Chicago before flying to Texas, and by the time I landed in Houston I couldn't wait to start reading again. Albeit out of order, this was the first of the Sigma Force novels that I read and speaks to Rollins' ability to write a story that ties seamlessly into previous installments, while still making it possible to thoroughly enjoy the book without having ever read any others.

The story is great, and if you're a dog-lover, this book may speak to you on another level. Despite other's criticism, I think Rollins does a nice job of entwining animals into the story without making them overly cheesy or irrelevant.

I started this book a little over a month ago and loved it so much I'm already on my 5th book in the series since then and this particular novel was one of my favorite in the Sigma Force series.

Jan 05, 2015

Another very good book from James Rollins.Also, he always gives satisfactory explanation about facts and fiction at the end of the book.

Dec 16, 2014

Life on this planet has always been a balancing act.

Nov 10, 2014

Once again, Rollins mixes fact and fiction into another entertaining novel. A little heavy on the science, but otherwise a good read.


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Dec 16, 2014

It's the unexpected that'll bite you in the ass every time.

Dec 16, 2014

Only as careful as I need to be.

Dec 16, 2014

Marines never leave a soldier behind. Even a four-legged one.

Dec 16, 2014

Life always finds a way.

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