Reader and editor reviews
  • “[Crucible] is a gripping story about science’s future that is rooted in history…. As usual, Rollins knows about strong storytelling.”

    South Florida Sun Sentinel (Reader Review)
  • “Sigma Force roars back into action...Rollins is a master of the genre, able to sweep us up and carry us along until he brings the story to a riveting conclusion.”

    David Pitt, BOOKLIST (Reader Review)
  • "[Crucible] is a wild ride...a rollercoaster of raucous events...from a technothriller to a medical suspense story to a shoot-'em-up adventure..."

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Reader Review)
  • “Rollins takes his readers to hell…spins an entertaining thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews (Reader Review)
  • “Superb and scintillating…Rollins shades Crucible with equal measures of science and speculation, mixed in typically brilliant fashion and propelling him past the likes of Wilbur Smith and Alistair MacLean to claim the mantle of the greatest action-adventure writer of this or any generation.”

    Providence Journal (Reader Review)
  • “Rollins…marries nail-biting action with a highly imaginative premise…This is a thoughtful, nonstop thrill ride that’s an exemplar of an escapist page-turner." *Starred Review*

    Publishers Weekly (Reader Review)
  • “The science in Bloodline reads like the best of Michael Crichton. The machinations of government read like the best of David Baldacci. And the action and thrills read like the best of Clive Cussler. Rollins takes the best of all of these and creates an amazing thriller unlike any other.”

    Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
  • “With his latest Sigma Force adventure, James Rollins shows yet again why he’s the heir apparent to the throne previously held by Michael Crichton . . . Crucible is a riveting thriller that’ll stay with readers for a very long time.”

    TheRealBookSpy (Reader Review)
  • “One of his most exciting and most terrifying books to date….Rollins has truly secured his claim as heir to the best of Michael Crichton..”
    —Booklist (*starred* review)

    Book list (Reader Review)
  • "Terrible secrets, the sweep of history, an epic canvas, breathless action...nobody—and I mean nobody—does this stuff better than Rollins."

    Lee Child on The Devil Colony
  • “His books have everything…Yet it works, because Rollins is a master of controlled chaos.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • "James Rollins is a master of international action and intrigue."

    Richmond Times Dispatch
  • "This guy doesn't write novels-he builds roller coasters...Rollins excels at combining action and history with larger-than-life characters...A must for pure action fans."

  • "Rollins's roguish charm comes from his efforts to persuade readers the story is credible [through] real-life sources for his novel's science, history and geography."

    New York Times
  • "After Crichton passed away in 2008 he clearly passed the baton to James Rollins, who like Crichton, is a renaissance man."

    Huffington Post
  • "If you're a fan of smart, entertaining adventure fiction, this is your summer beach read writ large. . . .All the science, all the history, and all the locations are masterfully intertwined. The characters are multi- dimensional. And the story is, well, a corker."

    Mark Sullivan, New York Journal of Books
  • "Rollins has done it again. Real history and science play a key role in all of the action, which never wanes...Definitely keep an eye out for this one."

    Library Journal [Starred Review]