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The Judas Strain
The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel | James Rollins
14 posts | 40 read | 1 reading | 7 to read
From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis, operati
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AngelaBurr88
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Loving this so far

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TorieStorieS
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The last of my #VacationReads! This fast-paced addition to the Sigma Force series isn‘t my favorite but is still an entertaining and exciting read tying together a deadly illness and the mystery of one of Marco Polo‘s last adventures when he lost hundreds of men and four of his six ships. And the ending makes me glad I actually finished this at home, so I can immediately start the fifth book in the series!

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EadieB
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Mixture of science and history of Marco Polo's trip to China. Virus threatening - it is a race for the cure between Guild and Sigma. Cambodia, Christmas Island, Istanbul with pirates, cannibals, crabs and squid. Interesting plot with lots of action. Science hard to follow but flowed easier with the audio. The final cliffhanger makes you want to read the next book soon. I would recommend this series to those who love science, history and adventure.

Melissa_J I really need to get back to reading this series. I really enjoyed the books I‘ve read. 14mo
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Andrew65
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This is a big book in all senses. There is some excellent plotting in here and a wonderful story but did feel at points the author got bogged down in the science. I really enjoy The Sigma Force Series But I don‘t feel this is the best of them. Really pleased to have read, and completed it and some interesting twists and cliff hangers towards the end. Onto book 5!

EadieB @andrew65 I was babysitting today so I have the last bit to finish. I‘m enjoying it because audio eases the pain of scientific data. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Just Gone midnight and only just finished it! 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Just feel this bogged it down at times and spoilt the flow. 14mo
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EadieB @Andrew65 I didn‘t feel bogged down because I probably tuned out the boring stuff. (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I do think listening helps with a book like this! (edited) 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 it helped me for sure! 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Definitely a #YearoftheChunkster book. 14mo
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Andrew65
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#MapsOfLitsy Love it when a book has a map, makes it feel more of an adventure. Marco Polo definitely travelled!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love a good map 🗺 1y
Crazeedi Love maps, geneologies, timelines, etc. I refer to them constantly! 1y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Yes all good to add depth to stories, and I constantly reference them. (edited) 1y
Crazeedi @andrew65 👍😉 1y
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Andrew65
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This is the schedule for the Group Read of the Judas Strain in case anyone wants to read along with us. Happy for anyone to join us, all welcome. We can post any comments on Litsy at the end of each day or the following day.

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB 👍Have you started it yet? (edited) 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I listened to the audio this morning while cleaning but I have to go through the book again in order to get all the characters straightened out in my mind. 1y
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Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m approaching two-thirds of the way through the section and there are a lot of characters to sort out. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I know! I think I‘m going to go through it again but this time Audio and book together and take notes and get the names down. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB That sounds a great plan! It‘s quite a big book! Great to be back with the characters though. James Rollins does like his environmental and scientific elements! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes! Being a veterinarian he does have a scientific mind! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB He uses this to good effect in his writing. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes he does! He gives us a lot of meat to chew on and he is definitely a better writer than Berry. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes most definitely the better writer, but sometimes the history is a bit better in Berry‘s. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s because Berry is the history major. They should team up together. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘d read that book! I loved it when James Rollins teamed up with Rebecca Cantrell. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Maybe someday they will unless they are too competitive and want to do their own thing. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB see my latest post! 1y
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Andrew65
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Starting a Group Read of this book over on Librarything today. This is book 4 in the Sigma Force Series and James Rollins Books always have plenty of action.

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Jogo
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Really enjoyed this one. Somehow I got ahead in the series with the last one, so this explained some of the head-scratching things in that one. Actually this was probably the most enjoyable of the Sigma Force set.

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BiblioNyan
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🦀Spectacularly researched in regards to real sciences & historical contexts.
🦀Fast-paced & absorbing.
🦀Its got pirates, cannibals, sea monsters, deadly viruses, & plenty of different locales.
🦀Wonderfully written.
🦀Avoids many tropes within the genre.
🦀Does an excellent job at maintaining suspense.
🦀4.25/5

#thejudasstrain #jamesrollins #action #adventure #sigmaforce

TrishB 👍 great review 2y
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BiblioNyan
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I took a small break from my novels to tackle some manga & comics, which felt great. It helped me defeat an awful slump that was sneaking around the corner. Back to novels!

I'm half-way thru this. The story is fast-paced & all of the lore (which is inspired by Marco Polo's travels) is wonderfully woven into the plot! There's a lot of creativity here I'm enjoying. Can't wait to see what'll happen next!

#thejudasstrain #jamesrollins #suspense

Texreader My fave author!!! 2y
Sace Manga and comics are perfect for beating slumps. 2y
BiblioNyan @RestlessFickleBookSlut Definitely, I totally agree! 😃 2y
BiblioNyan @Texreader I really enjoy a lot of his books! 2y
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Susanita
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Medical thriller. Dan Brown meets Clive Cussler meets Dr. House. It has 4+ stars on Goodreads, but I thought it was a little goofy. #startswithj #anditsaugust (This also fits #notmynormalgenre for #backtoreading if I want to jump ahead. 😜)

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BiblioNyan
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Looked up from reading to get my water bottle and found a bonafide Goddess staring at me. 🖤🖤 Shinobi is Goddess Queen, god bless.

Also, this book is very interesting. It's about a unique virus that has a physiological strain that turns benign, harmless bacteria into killer parasites. The science is all very, very good. 👍🏽

#litsycats #amreading #litsygram

Sue 😻She's beautiful ( and reminds me of my Bast who is named after the Egyptian goddess) 2y
JazzFeathers She is a queen 😻😻😻😻❤ 2y
UglyOldBat Love this 2y
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Texreader
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Some of the #bestcliffhangers are in the Outlander series but my mom has my books. So...back to my fave author James Rollins. In this book a central character disappears and it is not known whether he lived or died. Well it's now many books hence so I know now but for those new to the series I won't tell. #booklove17

PatriciaU I just bought his new one. 3y
MaleficentBookDragon I really liked this one because Monk is highlighted. He, Kat, and Kowalski are my favorite Sigma characters. 3y
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AmyAgentBor
Mehso-so

Fast paced and I liked re historical tie in but a bit zombiesque