By James Rollins

James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling grasp of nail-biting suspense and historic secret, combines state of the art biotechnology with a centuries-old mystery in an apocalyptic tale that finds the place humankind is actually headed

The Doomsday Key

At Princeton college, a famed geneticist dies inside of a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is located lifeless in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outdoors a purple go camp. the 3 murders on 3 continents undergo a scary connection: the entire sufferers are marked by means of a Druidic pagan go burned into their flesh.

The strange murders thrust Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength right into a race opposed to time to unravel a riddle going again centuries, to a ghastly crime opposed to humanity hidden inside a cryptic medieval codex. the 1st clue is stumbled on within a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog--a grotesque mystery that threatens the US and the world.

Aided by way of ladies from his past--one his exlover, the opposite his new partner--Gray needs to piece jointly the scary fact. however the revelations come at a excessive rate, and to save lots of the longer term, grey should sacrifice one of many ladies at his facet. That on my own will not be sufficient, because the actual route to salvation is published in a dismal prophecy of doom.

Sigma strength confronts humankind's maximum chance in an event that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the misplaced tombs of Celtic kings. the last word nightmare is locked inside a talisman buried through a lifeless saint--an old artifact often called the Doomsday Key.

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Kowalski stepped nearer now that Seichan was once out of sight. He pointed on the satchel. “What’s in that factor? ” grey had already teased open the leather-based strings. Now he emptied the contents into his palm. He sensed the load of Rachel’s gaze on him, expecting his evaluation. “Is that—? ” Kowalski had leaned over Gray’s shoulder. He pulled away. “Oh, guy, that’s in poor health. ” grey didn’t disagree, scowling his distaste. “It’s a human finger. ” “A mummified finger,” Rachel extra. Kowalski’s expression soured. “And realizing us, it’s most likely cursed. ” “Where did it come from? ” grey requested. “I don’t comprehend, yet Father Giovanni used to be operating within the mountains of northern England. At an excavation there. there have been not more info within the police file. ” grey rolled the leathery digit again into the handbag. As he did so, he famous the crude spiral burned into the leather-based. Curious, he grew to become the satchel over and noticed one other mark at the different part. A circle and a move. He instantly well-known it from Painter’s description of occasions again in D. C. There have been different murders on continents, either our bodies bearing this comparable mark. grey confronted Rachel. “This image. You acknowledged you knew the satchel needed to be attached to the bombing. Why have been you so sure? ” He received the reply he was once anticipating. “The attackers branded Father Giovanni”—she touched her forehead—”with an identical mark. It was once a element disregarded of the click. Interpol was once investigating its value. ” grey stared down on the pouch in his palm. Make that 3 murders on 3 continents. yet how have been these kinds of deaths attached? Rachel should have learn whatever in his face. “What is it, grey? ” sooner than he may well solution, the lodge cellphone at the nightstand rang. every person iced over for a second. Seichan stepped again into the room, wearing black slacks and a burgundy shirt. She pulled on a battered black leather-based jacket. “Is somebody going to get that? ” Kowalski requested because the telephone rang back. grey stepped to the desk and collected the receiver. “Hello? ” It used to be Franco, the lodge proprietor. “Ah, Signor Pierce, I simply desired to inform you your 3 viewers are headed as much as your room. ” grey struggled for a second to appreciate. It was once a standard customized in Europe to announce viewers, in case their site visitors should be indisposed. And Franco knew Rachel and grey have been ex-lovers. He wouldn’t wish them stuck with their pants down, so as to communicate. yet grey wasn’t looking ahead to an individual. He knew what that intended. He mumbled out a moved quickly “Grazie,” then confronted the others. “We’ve acquired corporation at the method up. ” “Company? ” Kowalski requested. Seichan instantly understood. “Were you undefined? ” grey concept again. He’d been so eager about Rachel’s absence he’d didn't pay strict recognition to the encircling site visitors. He additionally remembered his past quandary in regards to the hunters, how they may be establishing surveillance on somebody and everybody attached to Rachel. grey had put numerous calls. His main issue should have reached the incorrect ears. Seichan learn the starting to be sure bet in his face and swung for the door.

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