Bloodline by James Rollins


Recommended by Gordon Holmes

Sometimes you just can’t beat a full-on action adventure blockbuster and Rollins and his Sigma Force novels are the very top of the genre.

Add in the usual mix of scientific breakthroughs and historical mysteries and you have high-octane tales that drag you in and won’t let go.

Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress’s labyrinth: the Bachal Isu - the staff of Jesus Christ - a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power. A power that will change humankind for ever.

A millennium later, Somali pirates kidnap the President’s daughter. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission in the African jungle.

And halfway around the world a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries and lies within our genetic code. SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity. Great stuff.