Saturday, April 26, 2014

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

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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, Rollins twists the plot just at the moment when the reader thinks he can relax. But there is no rest for the weary, just as the poor fictional souls in "Blood Line" can never stop looking over their shoulders.

----- Darden North, IPPY-award winning author of "Wiggle Room"

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