In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and
ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue,New York
Timesbestseller James Rollins takes mankind to the brink of
our coming destruction, to a fate written in rock and ice, to an
event known asThe Sixth Extinction.
A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress
call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers
arrive to investigate, they discover everyone in the lab is
dead-not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty
square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even
bacteria. The land is completely sterile-and the blight is
To prevent the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must
decipher a threat that rises out of the distant past, a time when
Antarctica was green and Earth''s life balanced on a knife edge.
Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library
of Alexandria, Sigma will make a shocking discovery involving a
prehistoric continent, and a new form of death buried under miles
But is it already too late?