James Rollins

Updated Thursday, 18 October, 2012

I discovered James Rollins while perusing the books on my father's bookshelf one day. The cover art of Excavation caught my eye, and the fact that Douglas Preston liked it sealed the deal for me. The James Rollins website can be found at www.jamesrollins.com.

Books I've Read by James Rollins


(I haven't read this book, yet) Amazonia (Mass Market Paperback) or (Hardcover edition)
Amazonia

The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world?s most inhospitable rainforest--a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . . and came out with both intact. Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils, to follow the trail of his vanished father . . . toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost. But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U.S. Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated; an ancient, unspoken terror--a power beyond human imagining--that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of . . .

AMAZONIA

(book description)

(I haven't read this book, yet) Deep Fathom (Paperback edition)
Deep Fathom

On The Day Everything Changed Forever . . .

The millennium's first eclipse of the sun cast a shroud over the Earth. And then catastrophe struck . . .

On The Day The End Began . . .

Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters. Earthquakes and hellfire rock the globe. The death toll rises at an unimaginable rate. And in the midst of chaos, Air Force One and America's president have vanished from the skies.

The Sea Revealed A Mystery

Ex-Navy Seal Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find the Earth burning--and the U.S. on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse. Now, aboard his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, Kirkland is on a desperate mission that is leading him to an earth-shattering discovery miles below the ocean's surface. For devastating secrets and a power an ancient civilization could not contain have been cast out into a modern day--and they will forever alter a world racing toward its own destruction. (book description)

Excavation (Paperback edition)
Excavation

The South American Jungle Guards Many Secrets . . .

and a remarkable site nestled between two towering Andean peaks, hidden from human eyes for thousands years.

Dig Deeper . . .

through layers of rock and mystery, through centuries of dark, forgotten legends.

Into Ancient Catacombs . . .

where ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting; where earth-shattering discoveries--and wealth beyond imagining--could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown.

Something is Waiting . . .

here where the perilous journey ends, in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis; something created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous. Something terrifying.

For untold centuries, the secrets of life have been buried in a sacred, forbidden chamber.

Those who would disturb the chosen must now face the ultimate challenge: survival. (book description)

(I haven't read this book, yet) Ice Hunt (Mass Market Paperback) or (Hardcover edition)
Ice Hunt

Buried deep in the earth's polar ice cap--carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States--is a secret place, the site of a remarkable abandoned experiment that could have frightening ramifications for the planet. The brain trust of the former Soviet Union who created the seventy-year-old Ice Station Grendel would like it simply to melt from human memory. But that becomes impossible when an American undersea research vessel, the Polar Sentinel, inadvertently pulls too close to the hollowed-out iceberg . . . and one of the crew sees something alive inside. Something that never should have survived.

It is a discovery that sends shock waves through the intelligence communities of two powerful nations, as American and Russian scientists, soldiers, and unsuspecting civilians are pulled into Grendel's lethal vortex of secrets, violence, and betrayal. To preserve the silence--to prevent others from uncovering the terrible mysteries locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel--no measures will be too extreme. For within the station, experiments have blurred the line between life and death. It was a place never meant to be found.

One man already knows too much: Matthew Pike, a former American Special Forces operative, living in seclusion in Alaska on the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the run after rescuing the survivor of a plane crash no one was meant to observe, Pike is relentlessly drawn into the eye of the gathering storm--even as a Russian nuclear attack submarine draws silently nearer to the men and women on the Polar Sentinel. The covert battle over Grendel is spinning out of control, and the future of all human life on Earth will be altered--or destroyed--once its nightmarish truths are revealed. (book description)

(I haven't read this book, yet) Map of Bones (Hardcover edition)
Map of Bones

No book description available.

Sandstorm (Mass Market Paperback) or (Hardcover edition)
Sandstorm

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum--a devastating blast that sets off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world, as the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means.

Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator, into a world they never dreamed actually existed. For new evidence exposed by the tragedy suggests that Ubar, a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert, is more than mere legend . . . and that something astonishing is waiting there.

Two extraordinary women and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, are not the only ones being drawn to the desert. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Painter Crowe, a covert government operative and head of an elite counterespionage team, is hunting down a dangerous turncoat, Crowe's onetime partner, to retrieve the vital information she has stolen. And the trail is pointing him toward Ubar.

But the many perils inherent in a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmarish secrets to be unearthed at journey's end. What is hidden below the sand is more than a valuable relic of ancient history. It is an ageless power that lives and breathes--an awesome force that could create a utopia or tear down everything humankind has built during millennia of civilization. Many lives have already been destroyed by ruthless agencies dedicated to guarding its mysteries and harnessing its might. And now the end may be at hand for Safia, for Kara, for Crowe, and for all the interlopers who wish to expose its mysteries, as it prepares to unleash the most terrible storm of all . . . (book description)

(I haven't read this book, yet) Subterranean (Paperback edition)
Subterranean

Travel To The Bottom Of The Earth . . .

to place you never dreamed existed.

Beneath The Ice . . .

a hand-picked team of specialists makes its way toward the center of the world. They are not the first to venture into this magnificient subterranean labyrinth. Those they follow did not return.

Over The Rocks . . . Across The Yawning Caverns . . . Beyond The Black River . . .

You are not alone.

Into The Darkness . . .

where breathtaking wonders awaits you--and terrors beyond imaging . . .Revelations that could change the world--things that should never be disturbed . . .

At The Bottom Of The Earth Is The Beginning. Keep Moving . . .

toward a miracle that cannot be . . . toward a mystery older than time. (book description)

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