The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Left Bank Books are pleased to present acclaimed action-adventure author James Rollins for a discussion and signing of his latest installment in the thrilling Sigma Force series, "Bloodlines," on Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality.
Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu--the staff of Jesus Christ--a priceless icon that holds a terrifying power. A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. SIGMA Force Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for the covert rescue mission into the African jungle--for the woman is no rich tourist; she's the daughter of the U.S. president.
Halfway around the world, an act of terrorism exposes a centuries-old conspiracy to manipulate our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save not only the hostage, but also her unborn child, who holds the key to a mystery and whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking: Could you live forever? Would you live forever?
Known for building high-octane adventures on a solid science foundation, Rollins juxtaposes the familiar with the exotic and then turbo charges his tales with suspense. Always mindful of history's legacy, Rollins reveals how secrets, some hidden for centuries, can change the course of human events. His novels explore how advancing technology can affect society--not just the physical threats of unchecked advancements, but also the spiritual and moral challenges. "The true terror of technology is not the cogs and the wheels, but how it will change us," he says.
Rollins is the author of eight thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series; the blockbuster movie novelization "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull;" and six individual adventure thrillers. Rollins is also writing the Jake Ransom series for kids and adults.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.
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