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An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert. But others are being drawn there as well, some with dark and sinister purposes. And the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey's end: an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia . . . or destroy everything humankind has built over countless millennia.

ISBN: 9780060580674


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SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

An explosion at the British Museum sparks a desperate race to find long-buried answers in Oman's Rub' al Khali desert. The fantastical elements are a little harder to swallow in this, Rollins' last adventure novel before switching to thrillers, but he continues to make great use of likeable characters and exciting locations.

Dec 02, 2014

This is the first book in one of my favorite series, Sigma Force. It combines many of my favorite themes: action, adventure, science, and history.

Aug 02, 2013

Excellent book! Lot's of action and intrigue. Interesting archaeology, fun scientific ideas, and up-to-date technology involved in the plot. A real thriller! Ought to be made into movie.

cdbautista Feb 23, 2013

My kind of story... conspiracies, hidden societies, hi tech gadgets and action, buried cities, untapped resource of power, bloodlines, etc. A total page turner that has definitely satisfied my creative imagination!

Apr 03, 2011

James Rollins "Sandstorm" is a good page-turner! Plan to read his other publications, well worth it.

Dec 18, 2009

decent read.. a lot of far fetched ideas that all got mushed in together to make the story... some good characters introduced for possible other stories... Painter and Omaha...


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Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Violence: The book is about a special ops team. Lots of killing and graphic violence.

Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Coarse Language: Some "F words" and other mild swearing. More than any other Sigma Force book, but still not much.

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Bazooka_B9 Jul 19, 2011

Bazooka_B9 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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