A Cidade Perdida

A Cidade Perdida✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ A Cidade Perdida By James Rollins ✾ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Numa noite de tempestade, a restauradora Safia al Maaz acordada por uma explos o terr vel Minutos depois, um telefonema confirma lhe o pior a Galeria Kensigton do Museu Brit nico, da qual ela a princi Numa noite de tempestade, a restauradora Safia al Maaz acordada por uma explos o terr vel Minutos depois, um telefonema confirma lhe o pior a Galeria Kensigton do Museu Brit nico, da qual ela a principal respons vel, foi destru daA estranha explos o teve origem numa est tua milenar, aparentemente normal, mas ap s uma investiga o descobre se no seu interior um cora o de metal com uma inscri o em Sabeo, a antiga A Cidade ePUB ✓ l ngua dos povoadores da Ar bia Ubar o nome da m tica cidade das mil colunas, a capital da rainha de Sab , que desapareceu sob a areia h milhares de anos, devido ao seu orgulho e opul ncia Safia, acompanhada pela sua amiga Kara Kensigton e pelo explorador e aventureiro Omaha Dunn, parte para Om com a inten o de resolver o mist rio, mas o cora o apenas o primeiro obst culo numa cadeia de pistas e indica es que conduzem s portas de Ubar Para o conseguirem t m de agir com rapidez, j que brevemente ir o descobrir que n o s o os nicos interessados em averiguar o que se esconde por baixo da areia Assim come a uma corrida impiedosa, da qual s uma das partes pode sair vencedora. Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city But by the time it did, I didn t care any All I saw was a swirly world of sand, glass, and static electricity populated by cardboard characters The good ones would probably survive and the bad ones wouldn t and so what What happened in between was pedestrian and predictable thriller fare with too many guns and action and not enough thrill.Anti matter Bucky Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city But by the time it did, I didn t care any All I saw was a swirly world of sand, glass, and static electricity populated by cardboard characters The good ones would probably survive and the bad ones wouldn t and so what What happened in between was pedestrian and predictable thriller fare with too many guns and action and not enough thrill.Anti matter Bucky balls Parthenogenesis Underground cities It all adds up to too much to suspend disbelief More like Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls than Raiders of the Lost Ark , if you want an Indiana Jones comparison and Rollins apparently does, naming one character Omaha and having another repeatedly calling him Indiana.The characters never really clicked for me, although the settings were pretty vivid The plot started unraveling for me when the big puzzle turned into a simple map to a city that wasn t lost, but sealed If you intentionally hide a city, why do you leave a map to it And if you do, why do you make it a puzzle In the end, there was absolutely no point for anyone to go there, anyway Which is pretty much how I felt Well, if you re going to have insomnia, this is one heck of a book to have handy It took me a long time to finish this book because I had so many irons in the fire towards the end of last year I am so glad that I did pick it up now, because it turned out to be a very rewarding read.Just a few of Danielle s Late Night Review Observations 1 James Rollins writes detail oriented, science heavy action adventure It took me a bit to get used to his writing style, but I have to say it really worked Well, if you re going to have insomnia, this is one heck of a book to have handy It took me a long time to finish this book because I had so many irons in the fire towards the end of last year I am so glad that I did pick it up now, because it turned out to be a very rewarding read.Just a few of Danielle s Late Night Review Observations 1 James Rollins writes detail oriented, science heavy action adventure It took me a bit to get used to his writing style, but I have to say it really worked for me Since I am a self admitted science nerd, I found the scientific aspects quite interesting, and it usually didn t go too far over my head I loved Coral Novak s character A tough as nails special forces operative, who is also a serious brainiac Which leads me to my next point.2 I think Mr Rollins really loves and respects women Painter Crowe and Omaha Dunn are strong, pivotal characters in this novel, but the women really carry the show This novel is underscored and wrapped in the depths and characterization of women, from the shy, introverted, scholarly, tortured Safia, to heroutgoing adoptive sister, Lady Kara, who is equally tortured, to the seriously twisted villain character a major spoiler if you haven t read the book, and then there are the mysterious women of the Ubar descent who trace their origins back to the Queen of Sheba Although I thought that Lady Kara could have beenfleshed out, I think overall Rollins did a great job of rounding out this book with incredible women.3 Painter Crowe and Omaha Dunn surprise you, because they are a lotemotional than I would expect tough guy action heroes to be Painter actually gets choked up a few times It was sexy And I loved the image of him running around in his boxers I m a bit boy crazy, I freely admit I like a man who can be free with his emotions Omaha is in the Indiana Jones vein, but with a soft hearted depth that Jones doesn t quite show with women he s never fallen out of love with Safia, even with the bad mistakes he made That s another plus with this novel that Rollins is unafraid to stray from gender conventions, and dare I say, stereotypes.4 Going back to point 1, forgive me, it s almost four am, and my brain is muzzy , I like that Rollins does his research to write a story that is about the possible and the plausible I loved the fact that he built this imaginative science fantastical adventure on a foundation of real life facts 5 The action in this book is hot and heavy When I said it was detailed in the science facts, don t let that scare you away Mr Rollins doesn t let his readers down when it comes to things blowing up, characters in serious jeopardy, and yes, violent, gruesome deaths Nothing gratuitous mind you If you like all the hardware and high tech action meeting the ancient treasure hunting motif, you ll be a happy camper with this novel.Wrapping my wobbly thoughts together, I thought this would just be a four star novel because of the fact it took a while to get into the book However, I have talked myself into a higher rating during this review, actually as I read the incredible imagery in this book at its climax I was mentally reading with my mouth wide open A guy who can write with this kind of depth and imagination is a man I want to readof I have to give this book 4.5 stars at the minimum.Highly recommended This is the first of James Rollins s Sigma Force novels This is different than most of the books that are in my book list, quite different in some cases It s basically an action movie in book form, but it s a good one, like Indiana Jones style And Rollins seems to know that it s that kind of adventure One of the characters is referred to as Indiana Jones occasionally It s the kind of humor I like in books, the wink to the audience that everything is kind tounge in cheek.But even with it This is the first of James Rollins s Sigma Force novels This is different than most of the books that are in my book list, quite different in some cases It s basically an action movie in book form, but it s a good one, like Indiana Jones style And Rollins seems to know that it s that kind of adventure One of the characters is referred to as Indiana Jones occasionally It s the kind of humor I like in books, the wink to the audience that everything is kind tounge in cheek.But even with it being not in the same class of book as Hitchhiker s Guide or Lost In A Good Book, it s a lot of fun I usually read one of these after I ve read something by George R.R Martin, because I know that it s going to be fast paced and fun with action, explosions, humor and completely ridiculous science And that s one of the things I like about the Sigma Force novels, there s always a scientific reason behind everything, and it looks like James Rollins actually does a lot of research into these subjects It may not always be totally believeable, but I enjoyed Jurasic Park and I doubt I d actually enjoy being chased by dinosaurs across a tropical island Er, that means that it s good enough for me Not nearly as good as I expected,I read personal quirks I live with Usually I read a book a week, because I usually find good reads based on reviews, research sales There was nothing to suggest that I w Not nearly as good as I expected,I read loved Map of Bones, Rollins most recent release, so I picked up this book thinking it would be just as good I moved backwards to this predecessor because I had not heard of Rollins before Mistake I cannot start a book not finish it I don t like to readthan one book at a time personal quirks I live with Usually I read a book a week, because I usually find good reads based on reviews, research sales There was nothing to suggest that I wouldn t like this Reviews of the book were good, sales were good, the story seemed enthralling My formula did not work This was a month long marathon of torture I felt like I was back in high school or college reading a book that I hated but had to read to complete a report or take a test to pass the course.What a disaster of a novel The book is over 500 pages long for 1 very simple reason this guy can drag out the description of a piece of dirt for at least a page It would also appear that Rollins pulled out a thesaurus the day he started writing this book, picked out five to ten words that are not often used in conversation, regurgitated those five to ten words over and over again Why I don t know.The story and the facts supporting it are promising, intriguing It involves anti matter yes, the same stuff in Angels Demons , the lost city of Ubar the queen of Sheba and the Garden of Eden , the potential for world domination based on some long buried secret A good formula for a scientific historical thriller Right Wrong To top it off, Rollins attempts to add a love story you could call it a love triangle to this train wreck of a novel, which only further bogs down the story.Some of the characters described in full as if they will be a major player exist for no apparent reason other than to add a line of dialogue, and the dialogue is bad throughout One character, who appears in the first chapter is described with enough detail that you can assume he will be a key character, never returns Why It s a muddled mess.The main characters are unemotional unresponsive, almost lifeless, considering that they are facing life and death situations.The dialogue is ridiculous calm conversations about scientific realities falsehoods in the midst of a gunfight taking place under the so called sand storm of the century attempted witty banter between two characters that have not had an ounce of chemistry run on, endless dialogue about scientific facts without a pause or interruption.I was thoroughly disappointed in this book I won t be reading any of Rollins earlier works I may attempt the follow up to Map of Bones , if one is released Maybe that was the turning point for Rollins, the place where he found his writing niche I m not sure if I will, but I might.I am sure that there are many people who truly enjoyed this novel, but I found it to be trite cliche, a drudgery I hope anyone who buys this book enjoys it, I just want to let you know that you may want to think twice before believing the great reviews.For the sake of relativity, I will provide a list of some of my favorite books in this genre so you can decide whether or not my opinion matters to you The Last Templar by Khoury, The Third Secret The Romanov Prophecy by Berry, Obsessed by Dekker, Brethren by Young, Labyrinth by Mosse, and The First Horseman The Genesis Code by Case Here s the thing about James Rollins his books are utterly predictable and he is just unable to create any type of suspense or intrigue I ve read multiple Rollins books and they are all pretty much the same They are the epitome of the books that you see on endcaps at your local pharmacy or grocery store and that s about the type of reading level they are as well I just can t read anyof his novels This one was another disappointment a wannabe Michael Crichton Clive Cussler type of s Here s the thing about James Rollins his books are utterly predictable and he is just unable to create any type of suspense or intrigue I ve read multiple Rollins books and they are all pretty much the same They are the epitome of the books that you see on endcaps at your local pharmacy or grocery store and that s about the type of reading level they are as well I just can t read anyof his novels This one was another disappointment a wannabe Michael Crichton Clive Cussler type of story but nowhere near the skill to pull it off the way that thoose two excellent authors can I m sure this will rub some the wrong way because his books sell millions and millions of copies see Dan Brown , but I have to be honest Yahhhhh loved it, 4 read, t rrific Harry It s all there, has the right formulae for a good read glad I finally got around to this series.Starts with a BANG, a mystery evolves, scientists government agencies come to the fore as the lead protagonists, many with obvious sterotypical flaws which is all good fun, a nemesis comes into the fray BOO HISS whose well you ll see, there s a few good scientific leaps which are kinda viable if not plausible, there s the Oh yeah thats clever Yahhhhh loved it, 4 read, t rrific Harry It s all there, has the right formulae for a good read glad I finally got around to this series.Starts with a BANG, a mystery evolves, scientists government agencies come to the fore as the lead protagonists, many with obvious sterotypical flaws which is all good fun, a nemesis comes into the fray BOO HISS whose well you ll see, there s a few good scientific leaps which are kinda viable if not plausible, there s the Oh yeah thats clever alright moment which bridges the story nicely it finishes with a There s even an Indiana Jones style character called.wait for it Omaha Dunn Moments of tongue in cheek recommend to all who ve not come across this series before, will be adding Sigma 2 to my trl The first Sigma Force Novel A freak explosion in the Meuseum of Natural History in London sets off a chain reaction of events A race to find out what caused the explosion and find the source begins, with deadly consequences for the civilized world Painter Crow, hardened CIA operative takes a job at DARPA in the newly organized Sigma Force Their first mission takes them into the scalding Saudi desert in search of the unknown The answers may be older than Christ and rooted in obscure script The first Sigma Force Novel A freak explosion in the Meuseum of Natural History in London sets off a chain reaction of events A race to find out what caused the explosion and find the source begins, with deadly consequences for the civilized world Painter Crow, hardened CIA operative takes a job at DARPA in the newly organized Sigma Force Their first mission takes them into the scalding Saudi desert in search of the unknown The answers may be older than Christ and rooted in obscure scripture from the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the truth could shake the pillars of Christianity itself Fun charachters I Found Painter Crow Hard around the edges but in a way that I liked In the finest tradion of Action Adventure, Rollins starts fast and ends at a crazy fast pace I ve read the entire Sigma force series well listened to the audio books for some and this is another just plain fun read.And just when you think this is all too good to be believed, James Rollins comes out after the story and tells you what he invented and what really exists, along with references you would be amazed at what we can do these days Simply put, I love this guy s work Less bromantic than Clive Cussler andaccessible than Micheal Crichton, both of whom I do enjoy, his tales are just fun, adventurous, and often educational I wanted to read the Sigma Force books in order, so it took me a while until I could track down the first in the series and I wasn t disappointed.With any literature of this type, you have to be able to muster up a certain suspension of belief Sigma Force, in itself, is a wild concept scientist Simply put, I love this guy s work Less bromantic than Clive Cussler andaccessible than Micheal Crichton, both of whom I do enjoy, his tales are just fun, adventurous, and often educational I wanted to read the Sigma Force books in order, so it took me a while until I could track down the first in the series and I wasn t disappointed.With any literature of this type, you have to be able to muster up a certain suspension of belief Sigma Force, in itself, is a wild concept scientist soldiers running around acquiring deadly tech for DARPA We re not even going to get into the near meta physics that pop up in every book The thing is none of that matters You don t read these books looking for an accurate portrayal of our impact in socio economic politics you read these books for sexy spies, crazy weapons, secret societies, and stuff blowing up And oh, oh does Rollins give it to us.So yes, I m hooked Painter Crowe and the whole crew are awesome I think I m on the 4th book now And seriously Gray Pierce would beat The DaVinci Code s Robert Langdon into a stain with one fist This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is one of those stories I felt that I should ve liked, but didn t The plot needed some editing it reached the part I felt should ve been the exciting climax and then kept going, building to the level of absurdity and then the characters killed it.I liked Safia for all of about one page after she was introduced, after which my opinion of her started to wane After a chapter of her, I was sincerely hoping she d get killed off, so I was very disappointed to learn that not only would she n This is one of those stories I felt that I should ve liked, but didn t The plot needed some editing it reached the part I felt should ve been the exciting climax and then kept going, building to the level of absurdity and then the characters killed it.I liked Safia for all of about one page after she was introduced, after which my opinion of her started to wane After a chapter of her, I was sincerely hoping she d get killed off, so I was very disappointed to learn that not only would she not get killed off, but that she was crucial to the story All of the characters make observations about how strong Safia is, which is interesting, since I never saw Safia being strong In fact, if it wasn t for the other characters beating me over the head with how strong and admirable Safia was, I would ve pegged her as being kinda pathetic, seeing as how she kept having panic attacks and angsting over her not so terrible terrible past Ugh.I kinda liked Painter Crowe, up until his infatuation with Safia, at which point I started to lose some respect for him Then later in the book there was some horrible line about how Safia s wonderful, womanly vulnerability called out the man in him and I very nearly stopped reading Sandstorm was like an Indiana Jones adventure set in the Arabian desert, with the added edge of secret service agents Likeable characters, great action, a semi supernatural mystery with well researched elements and fast moving plot made it a really enjoyable and fun read This is my favourite kind of thriller so I ll definitely be readingof James Rollins books.

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Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city But by the time it did, I didn t care any All I saw was a swirly world of sand, glass, and static electricity populated by cardboard characters The good ones would probably survive and the bad ones wouldn t and so what What happened in between was pedestrian and predictable thriller fare with too many guns and action and not enough thrill.Anti matter Bucky Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city But by the time it did, I didn t care any All I saw was a swirly world of sand, glass, and static electricity populated by cardboard characters The good ones would probably survive and the bad ones wouldn t and so what What happened in between was pedestrian and predictable thriller fare with too many guns and action and not enough thrill.Anti matter Bucky balls Parthenogenesis Underground cities It all adds up to too much to suspend disbelief More like Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls than Raiders of the Lost Ark , if you want an Indiana Jones comparison and Rollins apparently does, naming one character Omaha and having another repeatedly calling him Indiana.The characters never really clicked for me, although the settings were pretty vivid The plot started unraveling for me when the big puzzle turned into a simple map to a city that wasn t lost, but sealed If you intentionally hide a city, why do you leave a map to it And if you do, why do you make it a puzzle In the end, there was absolutely no point for anyone to go there, anyway Which is pretty much how I felt Well, if you re going to have insomnia, this is one heck of a book to have handy It took me a long time to finish this book because I had so many irons in the fire towards the end of last year I am so glad that I did pick it up now, because it turned out to be a very rewarding read.Just a few of Danielle s Late Night Review Observations 1 James Rollins writes detail oriented, science heavy action adventure It took me a bit to get used to his writing style, but I have to say it really worked Well, if you re going to have insomnia, this is one heck of a book to have handy It took me a long time to finish this book because I had so many irons in the fire towards the end of last year I am so glad that I did pick it up now, because it turned out to be a very rewarding read.Just a few of Danielle s Late Night Review Observations 1 James Rollins writes detail oriented, science heavy action adventure It took me a bit to get used to his writing style, but I have to say it really worked for me Since I am a self admitted science nerd, I found the scientific aspects quite interesting, and it usually didn t go too far over my head I loved Coral Novak s character A tough as nails special forces operative, who is also a serious brainiac Which leads me to my next point.2 I think Mr Rollins really loves and respects women Painter Crowe and Omaha Dunn are strong, pivotal characters in this novel, but the women really carry the show This novel is underscored and wrapped in the depths and characterization of women, from the shy, introverted, scholarly, tortured Safia, to heroutgoing adoptive sister, Lady Kara, who is equally tortured, to the seriously twisted villain character a major spoiler if you haven t read the book, and then there are the mysterious women of the Ubar descent who trace their origins back to the Queen of Sheba Although I thought that Lady Kara could have beenfleshed out, I think overall Rollins did a great job of rounding out this book with incredible women.3 Painter Crowe and Omaha Dunn surprise you, because they are a lotemotional than I would expect tough guy action heroes to be Painter actually gets choked up a few times It was sexy And I loved the image of him running around in his boxers I m a bit boy crazy, I freely admit I like a man who can be free with his emotions Omaha is in the Indiana Jones vein, but with a soft hearted depth that Jones doesn t quite show with women he s never fallen out of love with Safia, even with the bad mistakes he made That s another plus with this novel that Rollins is unafraid to stray from gender conventions, and dare I say, stereotypes.4 Going back to point 1, forgive me, it s almost four am, and my brain is muzzy , I like that Rollins does his research to write a story that is about the possible and the plausible I loved the fact that he built this imaginative science fantastical adventure on a foundation of real life facts 5 The action in this book is hot and heavy When I said it was detailed in the science facts, don t let that scare you away Mr Rollins doesn t let his readers down when it comes to things blowing up, characters in serious jeopardy, and yes, violent, gruesome deaths Nothing gratuitous mind you If you like all the hardware and high tech action meeting the ancient treasure hunting motif, you ll be a happy camper with this novel.Wrapping my wobbly thoughts together, I thought this would just be a four star novel because of the fact it took a while to get into the book However, I have talked myself into a higher rating during this review, actually as I read the incredible imagery in this book at its climax I was mentally reading with my mouth wide open A guy who can write with this kind of depth and imagination is a man I want to readof I have to give this book 4.5 stars at the minimum.Highly recommended This is the first of James Rollins s Sigma Force novels This is different than most of the books that are in my book list, quite different in some cases It s basically an action movie in book form, but it s a good one, like Indiana Jones style And Rollins seems to know that it s that kind of adventure One of the characters is referred to as Indiana Jones occasionally It s the kind of humor I like in books, the wink to the audience that everything is kind tounge in cheek.But even with it This is the first of James Rollins s Sigma Force novels This is different than most of the books that are in my book list, quite different in some cases It s basically an action movie in book form, but it s a good one, like Indiana Jones style And Rollins seems to know that it s that kind of adventure One of the characters is referred to as Indiana Jones occasionally It s the kind of humor I like in books, the wink to the audience that everything is kind tounge in cheek.But even with it being not in the same class of book as Hitchhiker s Guide or Lost In A Good Book, it s a lot of fun I usually read one of these after I ve read something by George R.R Martin, because I know that it s going to be fast paced and fun with action, explosions, humor and completely ridiculous science And that s one of the things I like about the Sigma Force novels, there s always a scientific reason behind everything, and it looks like James Rollins actually does a lot of research into these subjects It may not always be totally believeable, but I enjoyed Jurasic Park and I doubt I d actually enjoy being chased by dinosaurs across a tropical island Er, that means that it s good enough for me Not nearly as good as I expected,I read personal quirks I live with Usually I read a book a week, because I usually find good reads based on reviews, research sales There was nothing to suggest that I w Not nearly as good as I expected,I read loved Map of Bones, Rollins most recent release, so I picked up this book thinking it would be just as good I moved backwards to this predecessor because I had not heard of Rollins before Mistake I cannot start a book not finish it I don t like to readthan one book at a time personal quirks I live with Usually I read a book a week, because I usually find good reads based on reviews, research sales There was nothing to suggest that I wouldn t like this Reviews of the book were good, sales were good, the story seemed enthralling My formula did not work This was a month long marathon of torture I felt like I was back in high school or college reading a book that I hated but had to read to complete a report or take a test to pass the course.What a disaster of a novel The book is over 500 pages long for 1 very simple reason this guy can drag out the description of a piece of dirt for at least a page It would also appear that Rollins pulled out a thesaurus the day he started writing this book, picked out five to ten words that are not often used in conversation, regurgitated those five to ten words over and over again Why I don t know.The story and the facts supporting it are promising, intriguing It involves anti matter yes, the same stuff in Angels Demons , the lost city of Ubar the queen of Sheba and the Garden of Eden , the potential for world domination based on some long buried secret A good formula for a scientific historical thriller Right Wrong To top it off, Rollins attempts to add a love story you could call it a love triangle to this train wreck of a novel, which only further bogs down the story.Some of the characters described in full as if they will be a major player exist for no apparent reason other than to add a line of dialogue, and the dialogue is bad throughout One character, who appears in the first chapter is described with enough detail that you can assume he will be a key character, never returns Why It s a muddled mess.The main characters are unemotional unresponsive, almost lifeless, considering that they are facing life and death situations.The dialogue is ridiculous calm conversations about scientific realities falsehoods in the midst of a gunfight taking place under the so called sand storm of the century attempted witty banter between two characters that have not had an ounce of chemistry run on, endless dialogue about scientific facts without a pause or interruption.I was thoroughly disappointed in this book I won t be reading any of Rollins earlier works I may attempt the follow up to Map of Bones , if one is released Maybe that was the turning point for Rollins, the place where he found his writing niche I m not sure if I will, but I might.I am sure that there are many people who truly enjoyed this novel, but I found it to be trite cliche, a drudgery I hope anyone who buys this book enjoys it, I just want to let you know that you may want to think twice before believing the great reviews.For the sake of relativity, I will provide a list of some of my favorite books in this genre so you can decide whether or not my opinion matters to you The Last Templar by Khoury, The Third Secret The Romanov Prophecy by Berry, Obsessed by Dekker, Brethren by Young, Labyrinth by Mosse, and The First Horseman The Genesis Code by Case Here s the thing about James Rollins his books are utterly predictable and he is just unable to create any type of suspense or intrigue I ve read multiple Rollins books and they are all pretty much the same They are the epitome of the books that you see on endcaps at your local pharmacy or grocery store and that s about the type of reading level they are as well I just can t read anyof his novels This one was another disappointment a wannabe Michael Crichton Clive Cussler type of s Here s the thing about James Rollins his books are utterly predictable and he is just unable to create any type of suspense or intrigue I ve read multiple Rollins books and they are all pretty much the same They are the epitome of the books that you see on endcaps at your local pharmacy or grocery store and that s about the type of reading level they are as well I just can t read anyof his novels This one was another disappointment a wannabe Michael Crichton Clive Cussler type of story but nowhere near the skill to pull it off the way that thoose two excellent authors can I m sure this will rub some the wrong way because his books sell millions and millions of copies see Dan Brown , but I have to be honest Yahhhhh loved it, 4 read, t rrific Harry It s all there, has the right formulae for a good read glad I finally got around to this series.Starts with a BANG, a mystery evolves, scientists government agencies come to the fore as the lead protagonists, many with obvious sterotypical flaws which is all good fun, a nemesis comes into the fray BOO HISS whose well you ll see, there s a few good scientific leaps which are kinda viable if not plausible, there s the Oh yeah thats clever Yahhhhh loved it, 4 read, t rrific Harry It s all there, has the right formulae for a good read glad I finally got around to this series.Starts with a BANG, a mystery evolves, scientists government agencies come to the fore as the lead protagonists, many with obvious sterotypical flaws which is all good fun, a nemesis comes into the fray BOO HISS whose well you ll see, there s a few good scientific leaps which are kinda viable if not plausible, there s the Oh yeah thats clever alright moment which bridges the story nicely it finishes with a There s even an Indiana Jones style character called.wait for it Omaha Dunn Moments of tongue in cheek recommend to all who ve not come across this series before, will be adding Sigma 2 to my trl The first Sigma Force Novel A freak explosion in the Meuseum of Natural History in London sets off a chain reaction of events A race to find out what caused the explosion and find the source begins, with deadly consequences for the civilized world Painter Crow, hardened CIA operative takes a job at DARPA in the newly organized Sigma Force Their first mission takes them into the scalding Saudi desert in search of the unknown The answers may be older than Christ and rooted in obscure script The first Sigma Force Novel A freak explosion in the Meuseum of Natural History in London sets off a chain reaction of events A race to find out what caused the explosion and find the source begins, with deadly consequences for the civilized world Painter Crow, hardened CIA operative takes a job at DARPA in the newly organized Sigma Force Their first mission takes them into the scalding Saudi desert in search of the unknown The answers may be older than Christ and rooted in obscure scripture from the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the truth could shake the pillars of Christianity itself Fun charachters I Found Painter Crow Hard around the edges but in a way that I liked In the finest tradion of Action Adventure, Rollins starts fast and ends at a crazy fast pace I ve read the entire Sigma force series well listened to the audio books for some and this is another just plain fun read.And just when you think this is all too good to be believed, James Rollins comes out after the story and tells you what he invented and what really exists, along with references you would be amazed at what we can do these days Simply put, I love this guy s work Less bromantic than Clive Cussler andaccessible than Micheal Crichton, both of whom I do enjoy, his tales are just fun, adventurous, and often educational I wanted to read the Sigma Force books in order, so it took me a while until I could track down the first in the series and I wasn t disappointed.With any literature of this type, you have to be able to muster up a certain suspension of belief Sigma Force, in itself, is a wild concept scientist Simply put, I love this guy s work Less bromantic than Clive Cussler andaccessible than Micheal Crichton, both of whom I do enjoy, his tales are just fun, adventurous, and often educational I wanted to read the Sigma Force books in order, so it took me a while until I could track down the first in the series and I wasn t disappointed.With any literature of this type, you have to be able to muster up a certain suspension of belief Sigma Force, in itself, is a wild concept scientist soldiers running around acquiring deadly tech for DARPA We re not even going to get into the near meta physics that pop up in every book The thing is none of that matters You don t read these books looking for an accurate portrayal of our impact in socio economic politics you read these books for sexy spies, crazy weapons, secret societies, and stuff blowing up And oh, oh does Rollins give it to us.So yes, I m hooked Painter Crowe and the whole crew are awesome I think I m on the 4th book now And seriously Gray Pierce would beat The DaVinci Code s Robert Langdon into a stain with one fist This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is one of those stories I felt that I should ve liked, but didn t The plot needed some editing it reached the part I felt should ve been the exciting climax and then kept going, building to the level of absurdity and then the characters killed it.I liked Safia for all of about one page after she was introduced, after which my opinion of her started to wane After a chapter of her, I was sincerely hoping she d get killed off, so I was very disappointed to learn that not only would she n This is one of those stories I felt that I should ve liked, but didn t The plot needed some editing it reached the part I felt should ve been the exciting climax and then kept going, building to the level of absurdity and then the characters killed it.I liked Safia for all of about one page after she was introduced, after which my opinion of her started to wane After a chapter of her, I was sincerely hoping she d get killed off, so I was very disappointed to learn that not only would she not get killed off, but that she was crucial to the story All of the characters make observations about how strong Safia is, which is interesting, since I never saw Safia being strong In fact, if it wasn t for the other characters beating me over the head with how strong and admirable Safia was, I would ve pegged her as being kinda pathetic, seeing as how she kept having panic attacks and angsting over her not so terrible terrible past Ugh.I kinda liked Painter Crowe, up until his infatuation with Safia, at which point I started to lose some respect for him Then later in the book there was some horrible line about how Safia s wonderful, womanly vulnerability called out the man in him and I very nearly stopped reading Sandstorm was like an Indiana Jones adventure set in the Arabian desert, with the added edge of secret service agents Likeable characters, great action, a semi supernatural mystery with well researched elements and fast moving plot made it a really enjoyable and fun read This is my favourite kind of thriller so I ll definitely be readingof James Rollins books. 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  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • A Cidade Perdida
  • James Rollins
  • Portuguese
  • 28 February 2017
  • 9722909703