The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel by James RollinsThe Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel

byJames Rollins

Mass Market Paperback | March 27, 2012

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“Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem; throat-clutching suspense; high-style adventure; and a terrific story told terrifically. He makes the rest us look bad.”
—Steve Berry, author of The Emperor’s Tomb

“This guy doesn’t write novels—he builds roller coasters.”
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New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins is back with The Devil Colony, another electrifying combination of suspense, history, science, action, and ingenious speculation. In The Devil Colony, Sigma Force stalwarts Painter Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce must investigate a gruesome massacre in the Rocky Mountains and root out a secret cabal that has been manipulating momentous events since the time of the original thirteen colonies. Once again, Rollins delivers a spine-tingler that will leave fans of Michael Crichton, The Da Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones breathless—as he exposes the dark truth behind the founding of America.

James Rollins is theNew York Timesbestselling author of thrillers that have been translated into forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (Peoplemagazine). Acclaimed for his originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthro...
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Title:The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.51 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061785652

ISBN - 13:9780061785658

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from action packed another great sigma novel filled with lots of action that will make you keep turning the pages.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigma Great SIGMA adventure. Can't wait for more.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Devil Colony I enjoyed this book. Found it started slow. But, moved at a goodly pace once it got going. Has love interest, dog, history, science, some "shoot em up". All in all a good read.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigma Force. Love it love it
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Devil Colony Love the blend of fact and fiction. Collins does it again!
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect meld of Science and History! I live all of James Rollins books and buy them all!!!
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Devil Colony I found it illuminating....nice mixture of history, religion, science and especially Native American lore...it's plausible and thought provoking....enjoyed it very much....
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Devil Colony One of the few books that held my interest from start to end.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Devil Colony A definite must read!!! James Rollins keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire book! The characters are real and believable. I couldn't put this book down!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Devils Colony Loved it. ...entertaining and informative too! Now for the sequel hopefully coming soon.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Devil Colony A good book that brings some things to light. It makes you think about what you have been told and what you may believe. It makes you think about history
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting book The book was very interesting especially in the discussion of nanotechnology possibly being used in ancient industry. Rollins always does a good job of balancing science, history and fiction. It was very suspenseful and kept my attention.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Can't wait to continue on to the next Sigma! :)
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from thriller I have read most of Rollins tales and this one is not the best by far. His first Sigma force novels were much better. In this tale they are split up, working seperately and were at times boring. Some of the threads are just left to peter out, such as the whole of law enforcement that are looking for Gray and partners. The ending was a bit fad. Makes me wonder where Rollins is going with this group.
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I found this book disappointing and not close to the author’s previous more gripping novels with superior plots and characters. Would recommend Amazonia, Sandstorm and Map of Bones, but would give this one a miss.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his best yet Let me just start off by saying that I love books by James Rollins. Specifically, I love the books in his Sigma Series. Having said that, I think that this book is one of the best in his Sigma Series. Over the course of the series, you are introduced to characters who have pretty much reappeared throughout every one of the seven books. What I especially love, is that no one character is the main focus of the novel where he/she single-handedly solves the worlds problems and holds off the evil foe. Each of the main character's in this series has their specialty and individual talents and they use them to form one hell of a team. In the Devil Colony, James Rollins brings the Sigma team back to their home turf and as such the majority of the action takes place in the U.S. In this novel, we get more of a look into the shadowy organization that has been a thorn in the side of Sigma and the U.S. intelligence community. At the same time, Rollins provides a bit of history lesson on the founding of the U.S and ties a 200-year-old mystery to events happening in books modern setting. There is plenty of action, and intrigue, and the suspense is enough to keep you flipping from page to page to see how it all plays out. Plus, I love all the various explanations and lessons that happen in the course of the story unravelling. As someone who works with engineers and physicists on a daily basis, I wish they would explain things as clearly to me as it's done in the book. The concepts are fairly advanced, but the way they are explained makes them relatively easy to understand on a fundamental level. One thing I was very pleased with is that the characters continue to develop and show hidden depths with each book in the series. The way that Rollins' describes them and the situations that they are in, had me imagining that I was there as well watching everything unfold as it was happening. I have yet to come across another series or author that combines action, adventure, suspense, mystery, history, and various other scientific concepts and principles in such a way that they are not leaving the reader either out of their depth or feeling like the author has dumbed down the concepts for them to understand. All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a well thought out book with plenty of suspense and intrigue.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What's up with that? Huh, well....where to begin? I guess I'll start by saying that Rollins' Sigma series is one of my favourite action/thriller reads. Unfortunately, I would have to say that The Devil Colony, the latest installment, is my least favourite of the bunch. Rather a disappointment after the two year wait between novels. The Devil Colony has all of Rollins' usual breakneck pacing, intriguing plot twists and Hollywood-esque action, but there was just something about it. It's hard to pin down, but I think possibly it's because it felt like Rollins has tried to divy up the story between too many characters, like he spread it too thin. It felt like both Painter and Gray were jockeying for the lead with a multitude of secondary characters, including some new ones, close at their heels. Worse, it felt like a lot of the sideplots were superfluous and simply distracted from the main story. I also found that the plot premise was just so way out there. Yes, I realize it's fiction. I'm fully capable of suspending reality for a good read, but this time out, Rollins just had me shaking my head. Sure he justifies almost all of his theories in his Writer's Notes at the end, but it still just didn't do it for me. The thing I have always liked about Rollins' stories is that despite how 'way out there' they seem, they always had me thinking 'yeah, I could see that happening'. Not this time. The story just didn't grab me the way past ones have and I found this book way too easy to put down (and put it down I did, for days at a time). The only thing that really kept me turning pages was the pacing, you can't help but get caught up. If you are a fan of the series, of course you are going to want to read this next installment. If you are new to the series, this isn't the place to start. Read Map of Bones. It's still my favourite. 2011-031
Date published: 2011-07-13

Editorial Reviews

“A first-class, breathtaking adventure that will have readers whizzing through the pages. The only thing wrong with this tale: it has to end.”