Crucible

Crucible

In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery and pulse-pounding action. Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in thi...

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Title:Crucible
Author:James Rollins
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Crucible
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Crucible Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Feb 09, 2019
    I will admit, I am rubbish when it comes to understanding the workings of the computer. I do know how to turn them on an off, do the important things like write my blog and compile my shopping lists, but the rest leaves me with a blank look upon my face and the feeling that somehow I h...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Nov 19, 2018
    Commander Gray Pierce arrives home on Christmas Eve, only to find out that Seichan, his pregnant lover is gone and his best friend's wife Kat is on the brink of death. Kat is the only one that saw the attack, but how to get someone in a semi-comatose state to speak? A neurologist may h...
  • Skip
    Feb 09, 2019
    At the heart of this installment of the Sigma Force series is a scary scenario: that artificial intelligence will eventually develop to an extent to protect itself against its human creators. Eve is invented by a Spanish scientist (Mara), and during her introduction to her sponsors, th...
  • Steve
    Feb 03, 2019
    An absolute home run. Rollins never fails to disappoint, but this Sigma adventure was a real treat. The technological aspects of this novel were pivotal to its success and the detail captured was comprehensive without being overdone. Something not easily achieved. Writers hoping to del...
  • Suzi
    Mar 18, 2019
    Slow start, good ending. ...
  • Sahitya
    Jan 25, 2019
    My romance with globe trotting action-adventure/spy thrillers started almost a decade ago and I?ve always had so much fun reading them. But I did feel that some of them have been losing their mojo when some of their books in the past few years didn?t feel upto the mark. However, I ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 05, 2019
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/21/... James Rollins is one of those authors who has been on the periphery of my attention for a while now, and so when I was offered a chance to review his newest Sigma Force novel, I decided to give it a try. Al...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Jan 10, 2019
    Crucible by James Rollins is a very highly recommended action/adventure thriller and the latest addition to the Sigma Force Series. Rollins never lets you down! On Christmas Eve Sigma Force commander Gray Pierce and his best friend, Monk Kokkalis, return to Monk?s house in Silver ...
  • Roger
    Feb 17, 2019
    Crucible was incredibly thrilling. I was in the semi-enviable position of not being able to sleep so I powered thru this book in around twenty four hours. I've come to really enjoy James Rollins' Sigma Force novels-I genuinely like the characters and the situations they find themselves...
  • Kate
    Jan 26, 2019
    This time it's personal for the Sigma team and that certainly adds tension and upset, for our heroes and for the reader. AI is the big threat here and, as usual, we have the excellent mingling of science and action. Fascinating depiction of a developing AI, really enjoyed that. This is...
  • Freda Malone
    Feb 22, 2019
    Thuu, thuu, thuu. That is me trying to untie my tongue! This novel was slow going because it has a lot of Internet Technology in it. I'm not very experienced with modern technology but thankfully Rollins dumbed it down just a tad for me to put two and two together. Monk's daughters...
  • Joan
    Jan 28, 2019
    I came upon Rollins' novels by accident and I am glad I did. I find his novels to be a good combination of cutting edge scientific research and intense suspense. This novel fits that description well. The cutting edge science is artificial intelligence. The suspense is nearly continuou...
  • Mariko
    Jan 30, 2019
    If I could give this book 10 stars I absolutely would! So fast paced & full mind blowing information, I loved it! I?d try & stop, but couldn?t, wanting to know more! Thank you James, your books never disappoint! Let?s also not forget my favourite features - historical not...
  • Shannon
    Nov 19, 2018
    4.5 stars The Sigma series can always be counted on to deliver a great read and this addition to the series is no exception. In this fourteenth installment, the whole gang is back for Christmas but things go bad quickly and?in classic Rollins fashion?they split up to figure thin...
  • Reeda Booke
    Feb 03, 2019
    Another fast paced thriller, this one with an almost what-if? scenario involving the creation of an AI program. The result is truly terrifying, especially because this can be become a very real problem in the near future. I hope that whoever out there is working towards achieving AI, w...
  • Steven
    Feb 28, 2019
    Another excellent entry into the Sigma Force series! They?re not always entirely believable, but they?re always fun, and this one is no exception... though I?m not sure the characters would say it was fun for them. ;) Makes me want to reread the whole series again! ...
  • David Eppenstein
    Mar 23, 2019
    This book is the 15th addition to James Rollins' Sigma Series. I have read all of Rollins' books even the ones written prior to the start of the Sigma Series which, to me, evidence a misspent youth watching entirely too many old 1950's sci-fi movies featuring horrendous monsters create...
  • Vicky
    Jan 24, 2019
    Crucible is everything that you would expect from a Sigma Force novel, plenty of death defying action, cool technology, and truly evil villains, but this particular addition to the series is a bit different. Witches, artificial intelligence, and a group of religious zealots whose histo...
  • Brandy Wilkes
    Nov 22, 2018
    Happy Thanksgiving friends! I took full advantage of my break and got to tear through this amazing book! The Crucible is the 13th installment in this amazing series. James Rollins once again proves he has what it takes to keep you on the edge of your seat! It starts with a heartb...
  • Chad
    Jan 22, 2019
    After a gut wrenching start to the book, Rollins delivers another fast paced Sigma Force thriller. In this one a young woman creates the next evolution in A.I. But a group called the Crucible is determined to do anything to get the device and send the world back to the Dark Ages. Monk ...
  • The Real Book Spy
    Nov 26, 2018
    James Rollins? (The Demon Crown, 2017, etc.) 14th Sigma Force novel delivers such a shocking conclusion that the author actually starts off with a warning to readers to proceed at their own risk. What starts as a lighthearted opening set in Silver Spring, Maryland, soon morphs int...
  • Andy Oerman
    Feb 28, 2019
    Yuck. A nominal ?thriller? with numerous nods to all the very 2019 left-wing talking points. This reads like someone spliced the worst of a concussed Dan Brown into a Sandy Ocasio-Cortez cold-medicine dream. To wit: a Moorish lesbian witch re-creates the Garden of Eden with AI. She...
  • Chris Wood
    Jan 26, 2019
    Sigma force? Sigma farce actually. If you are about to read this, thinking that it is another fantastic action packed Rollins jaunt involving our favourite greek lettered heroes, please don't. Stay back, retreat, theres nothing to read here! Where to start, firstly this is not a nove...
  • Rissa
    Jan 26, 2019
    Crucible I liked the characters but I was a but lost. Seeing as though this was the 14th book in the series and I hadnt read any before hand i wasnt connected with the characters. I liked the ancient history and symbols ? ...
  • Brad
    Feb 07, 2019
    Crucible is the latest Sigma Force novel from James Rollins. ?Four women are killed on the Winter Solstice by an ancient order left from the Spanish Inquisition. A young scientist flees but leaves her fragile AI creation behind. Monk?s children are kidnapped along with a pregnant S...
  • Beth
    Jan 27, 2019
    Not even close to his best I automatically order every Rollins novel to be delivered to my Kindle upon publication. One more of this caliber and I will require a sample first. While the premise was intriguing, the excess repetition rapidly became boring and the conclusion obvious. I...
  • Amy Bruestle
    Mar 10, 2019
    Whoa.... This is the first book I have ever read by James Rollins...and I can definitely say that I?m glad I read it! I won it through a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review... Since I had other books I was working on when this came in the mail, I let my Dad read...
  • Ahuva Traube
    Jan 26, 2019
    To be honest, I'm a James Rollins fan but I found it difficult getting through the book. It wasn't as enjoyable as many of his other books. I felt like he was throwing a whole lot at a wall and hoping something would stick. The whole idea of AI as the cause of man's destruction was don...
  • Arik Ermshaus
    Jan 22, 2019
    "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition. Especially when there?s AI involved in the brouhaha. Another mindless entertainment to fill time better spent with Monty Python?or Indiana Jones." ?KIRKUS REVIEW (not a starred review) "Rollins does a good job keeping the action moving...
  • Sharon King-Hanley
    Apr 19, 2019
    Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma are back in a story ripped from today?s science journals yet infused with lore from the oldest history tome. All the Sigma favorites are back: Seichan, Kowalski, Monk, and Kat (as we?ve never seen her before). Tech prodigy Mara has created a dynamic ...