As Rollins’ story surges forward at breakneck speeds, two haunting realities become painfully apparent for the Sigma Force gang. First, someone woke an ancient, deadly threat unlike anything humanity has ever seen. Secondly, this species of killer wasps displays the frightening ability to adapt in real time, changing their tactics and adjusting to their opponents on the fly ... James Rollins takes his series to a whole new level with The Demon Crown, which features a chilling plot, plenty of action, and several well-timed twists that’ll keep readers flipping pages at a blazing clip ... Those opening sequences set the tone and feel for the rest of the book, as the chapters unfold with a sense of urgency and purpose, creating a relentless pace that never lets up ... Bold plotting, colorful characters, a mystery dating back to the days of James Smithsonan, and hard-hitting action…The Demon Crown has it all.
Rollins’ latest Sigma Force novel is one of the best in the series ... The mix of science, history, and high-concept adventure is always first-rate in a Rollins novel, and that’s true here as well, even with killer wasps in the mix — and don’t forget those bones and Alexander Graham Bell! Rollins raises the stakes even higher by daring to present the wasps’ point of view in several scenes. Go with him, and you’ll agree that he pulls it off beautifully. Devotees of Clive Cussler and Steve Berry are no doubt reading Rollins already, but if they’re not, what’s keeping them?
James Rollins’s riveting The Demon Crown is a mix of biology, techno-thriller and archaeology ... The biology element centers on insects, the most dangerous creatures on earth... The techno-thriller part involves, of course, a plot to take over the world by unleashing 'a biological Pearl Harbor.' But it may be the archaeology which is most factual and most fascinating ... The nuggets of hard information, often accompanied by illustrations, are what make the story, but plot revelations keep coming and the pace never slows. Just the thing for a post-holiday booster shot.