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Darden North's review of "Blood Line" by James Rollins

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Apr 26, 14 · edit
4 of 5 stars Read from March 24 to April 26, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting the author James Rollins at a ThrillerFest Writers Conference a couple of years ago in New York. He introduced author Robin Cook as the ThrillerMaster of the annual event. Jim signed my purchased copy of his then current novel "The Doomsday Key." Another Sigma Force novel, "Blood Line" is back with Director Painter and his team of highly trained male and female operatives who at times seem just plan lucky. While some of the fertility science in "Blood Line" has been included in other works (namely "Fresh Frozen" by yours truly), Rollins exploits the technology into elements of what we hope is only science fiction. Weaving in bibilical history, he reveals how humanity can take a second to the advancement of science, power, and domination. While the constant mind-bending action and character flips can be exhausting at times, Ro…

Day Tour of Library Book Clubs - National Library Week 2014

I had the privilege to celebrate this recent National Library Week with a visit to the Union County Library in New Albany, Mississippi. The guest of Luncheon with Books president Anita Buster and former president, my Aunt Marjorie Livingston, I spoke to an enthusiastic group at the monthly book club about my four novels, including a reading from the newest thriller, “Wiggle Room.” A probing question and answer session followed, as well as a book signing, and I enjoyed all of it.  Aunt Marjorie warmly introduced me to the enthusiastic group, supplementing my bio with a few tales from my childhood visits to New Albany. My mother (her sister, Evelyn North) made the trip with me, and my cousins Nancy, Steve, and Patsy were in the audience as well. We had a great visit and lunch downtown, and I appreciate the hospitality and invitation. The day trip home to Jackson included a visit to the Drew (MS) Library Book Club at the invitation of Diane Shurden. Likewise, I was grateful to be included…