The latest book in the Sigma Force Series by James Rollins, The Demon Crown, starts right where Ghost Ship ended. In Ghost Ship, Seichan and Grey were on a sabbatical from the Sigma Force and they landed in Australia, where they had a small adventure. Next, they went to Maui, because that should be a nice, quiet place where the two could finally relax.
As if that would ever happen.
Because there is a madman who not only wants to destroy the world, but he also wants to destroy it with Grey and Seichan in it. And now, it’s up to the Sigma Force team to stop the crazy guy and save the Earth from total destruction.
So, Seichan and Grey Pierce are on Maui resting, swimming and just relaxing. And then the attack starts. Some oversized wasp manages to sting Seichan who almost faints right away. And then more wasps appear in what seems to be a whole overrun of the place.
When they contact Sigma, they discover that something much more sinister is at work, and Maui might be just the beginning. Painter Crowe, the Sigma boss sends Kat and Monk someplace else to try to find a cure, while he sends Kowalski to help Grey and Seichan try to contain the problem from their end.
Much to everyone’s surprise, it all seems to go back to the founder of the Smithsonian building (the same building where Sigma is also located), specifically to the founder of the Smithsonian Institute, James Smithson, who seemingly knew about the threat ready to be unleashed way back then.
But sadly he took the secret to his grave. So, when Smithson was buried in Italy, Alexander Graham Bell (yes the famous one) went from the US to Italy to take his body back home, and along with it, an artifact and journal that Smithson was writing in, one that would prove to be key to the whole thing.
Of course, things are never as simple as that, so Graham Bell had his own adventures to deal with, and suffice to say that for the longest time, the artifact called Demon Crown, was safely hidden in a secret vault under the National Mall. Until it wasn’t anymore.
Now, with the artifact long gone, the team has to find a cure for the horrors unleashed. But to do that, they first have to understand why the Demon Crown was so important and why it held the secret to life after death.
With Seichan losing strength day after day as the poison (and something else even worse) would take over her body bit by bit, the team is running against the clock to find a cure not only for her but for the entire humanity. Because if they can’t, the world will soon cease to exist in any shape or form that people are familiar with.
This latest Sigma Force series book was a blast to read. Just as suspenseful as the previous books, and the characters were just as engaging as I knew them from before.
Seichan really grew on me so knowing that she could be the one to die didn’t sit with me well at all. The poor woman (not that she’d ever allow anyone to feel pity or sorry for her), she is not only a “shoot on site” target for most agencies in the world, but she is also battling her inner demons. And if she can’t win this latest battle with the wasps, there is much more for her at stake than just her life.
The Demon Crown Series: Sigma Force Series #13
Published by William Morrow
Genres: Adventure, Techno-Thriller, Thriller
Also by this author: Ghost Ship, The Seventh Plague, The Bone Labyrinth, Innocent Blood, The 6th Extinction, Tracker, The Eye of God,