The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction

Book - 2014
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A remote military research station in Utah sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighbouring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles has been annihilated. The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780061784811
Characteristics: xvi, 426 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Sixth extinction


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JessicaGma May 07, 2019

I enjoy these books immensely and this was no exception. With the mix of science, myth and action, you really cannot beat these as travel reads/beach reads.

Jun 06, 2016

I picked this book up in Chicago before flying to Texas, and by the time I landed in Houston I couldn't wait to start reading again. Albeit out of order, this was the first of the Sigma Force novels that I read and speaks to Rollins' ability to write a story that ties seamlessly into previous installments, while still making it possible to thoroughly enjoy the book without having ever read any others.

The story is great, and if you're a dog-lover, this book may speak to you on another level. Despite other's criticism, I think Rollins does a nice job of entwining animals into the story without making them overly cheesy or irrelevant.

I started this book a little over a month ago and loved it so much I'm already on my 5th book in the series since then and this particular novel was one of my favorite in the Sigma Force series.

Aug 13, 2015

I liked this 10th installment of the Sigma Force series. It is a nice reach back to Subterranean, the first book in the series.

Jan 16, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the story.
Good mix of fantasy, facts, military action and concepts that really make you question current day possibilities.

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 12, 2015

good read, sometimes too technical for an average person to comprehend

Jan 05, 2015

Another very good book from James Rollins.Also, he always gives satisfactory explanation about facts and fiction at the end of the book.

Dec 16, 2014

Life on this planet has always been a balancing act.

Nov 10, 2014

Once again, Rollins mixes fact and fiction into another entertaining novel. A little heavy on the science, but otherwise a good read.


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Aug 13, 2015

Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
- Carl Sagan.
The Varieties of Scientific Experience (2007)

This quote opens the book. It was the hook that drew me in.

Dec 16, 2014

It's the unexpected that'll bite you in the ass every time.

Dec 16, 2014

Only as careful as I need to be.

Dec 16, 2014

Marines never leave a soldier behind. Even a four-legged one.

Dec 16, 2014

Life always finds a way.

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