The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction

In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes mankind to its endpoint, to a fate written in rock and ice in an event known as The Sixth Extinction.
A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers arrive to investigate, they discover everyone in the lab is dead—not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is completely sterile—and the blight is spreading.

To prevent the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must decipher a threat that rises out of the distant past, a time when Antarctica was green and Earth’s life balanced on a knife edge. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will make a shocking discovery involving a prehistoric continent, and a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge yet: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?

Title:The 6th Extinction
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062194923
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    The 6th Extinction Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The 6th Extinction is book 10 in the Sigma series and you don't need to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this book. Although it wouldn't hurt to read them in the right order. Mostly...

  • Jennifer

    I realized something when reading this book, something that should have hit me long before now: James Rollins writes awesome female characters. And if you read thrillers as much as I do, you know what...

  • Barbara

    3.5 stars In this tenth book in the Sigma Force series two civilian scientists - one in California and one in Brazil - are trying to develop 'outside-the-box' solutions to counteract humankind's destr...

  • Leslie

    This is the 10th book in the series but I can't see any reason it isn't a stand alone. This book should come with a five point restraint since once the actions starts it never stops and you just caree...

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    The 6th Extinction by James Rollins is the very highly recommended 10th Sigma Force Novel, but more importantly, it is a terrific thriller that will deliver an action packed ride to the suspenseful en...

  • Amy Rogers

    ScienceThrillers.com review: If you're a fan of science-themed or techno-thrillers but you don't know author James Rollins and the Sigma Force series, it's past time to join the party.Rollins is easil...

  • Frances

    It’s Alright.Have been a fan of James Rollins since reading one of his first books Map of Bones. In The 6th Extinction, once again, there is only a matter of hours to save the world. The book jumps ...

  • Veronica

    Gah!! At 75% mark I lost all interest. Too stupid and way too predictable. The science in this one went too far. I much preferred the earlier books. Shame......

  • Jon Kurtz

    This is the 10th Sigma Force novel by James Rollins. All the members of the team are back, including Commander Grey Pierce, Dr. Lisa Cummings, Painter Crowe, and Kowalski. Two other main characters Je...

  • Shannon

    I felt like this book was a bit lacking in originality and shared many of the same info as James Rollins' other books. A few examples: this book has the underworld of Antarctica component of Subterran...