Thursday, August 30, 2012

Map of Bones by James Rollins

Library staff enjoy discovering new authors.  Dorothy in our Morden Branch discovered Map of Bones by James Rollins and really enjoyed it.  But – she warns not to start it just before bed.  It will keep you up until you finish the book. 

The thrill ride begins at Cologne Cathedral during midnight mass.   Hooded men invade and kill almost everyone present.  They break into a gold sarcophagus and steal the bones of the Three Wise Men.  It seems that a medieval cult, the Dragon Court, still operates within the Catholic Church, and the bones of the Three Wise Men are not bones at all.  The book is populated with believable characters who engage in believable dialogue. 

Fans of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, or other secret society fiction, might want to give this a try.  David Pitt, in a Booklist magazine review states that “this is a much better book, and even those who found Brown’s opus unpalatable will thoroughly enjoy the taste of this one”.  The book is one of Rollins’ Sigma Force novels, of which the library has several.  Sound like a good read with which to finish off the summer.

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