Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws
Twentieth Century Fox, GK Films, New Regency Pictures and Queen Films Ltd present a PG-13, 134 minute, Biography, Music, Drama, directed by Bryan Singer, screenplay and story by Anthony McCarten with a theatre release date of November 2, 2018.
New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines historical mystery and scientific exploration in this thrilling adventure tale in which Sigma Force must stop an ancient plague from decimating the modern world
THE SEVENTH PLAGUE
If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale?
“Bestseller Rollins’s epic 12th Sigma Force features exotic locales, heroic quests, quixotic villains, action galore, and enough science and scientific curiosities to titillate even casual readers. ... Rollins’s characters are as large as his landscape in this vast and vastly entertaining thriller saga.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The intensity never lets up for a second as the narrative unfurls. When it comes to the blending of action, adventure, history, and science, there is no other author who does it better than Rollins.” — Booklist, starred review
ON SALE DECEMBER 13, 2016
As a global crisis grows, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science—a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world’s children . . . decimating mankind forever.
THE SEVENTH PLAGUE(William Morrow hardcover, ISBN 9780062381682, $27.99, on sale December 13, 2016) the newest blockbuster thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author James Rollins, findsthe leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, stumbling out of the sands of the Sudanese desert, frantic and delirious, two years after vanishing with his research team. He dies before he can explain what happened to him. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor’s body—while he was still alive.
His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man’s autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.
Are those plagues starting again?
Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor’s body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist’s only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what’s left of her father’s work, she discovers a puzzling connection, tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley.
To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear.
THE SEVENTH PLAGUE is a complex and compelling novel that intertwines simultaneous storylines that converge through a series of cryptic hieroglyphics, arcane biblical philosophies, a cutting edge power source hidden in a clandestine research lab in the Artic and a desperate search through the deserts of Africa for the origins of the plagues of Egypt. THE SEVENTH PLAGUE is an electrifying thrill ride from a master of the genre at the pinnacle of his career.
Author Bio: JAMES ROLLINS is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
CRASH AND BURN (William Morrow Impulse, e-book, original short story, ISBN 13: 9780062676757, $3.99, on sale 11/15/2016)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a shocking short story, where a chance mishap leads to the discovery of a weapon like no other in . . . Crash and Burn.
On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force—Seichan and Kowalski—must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together—but even then, it may be too late.
Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: Yes
JAMES ROLLINS will appear in the following venues to promote
THE SEVENTH PLAGUE
Please check http://jamesrollins.com/appearances/ for additional appearances
Monday, December 12, 2016 @ 7:00 PM PST
BARNES & NOBLE INC
1256 Galleria BLVD, Roseville, CA 95678
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 7:00 PM PST
6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale , AZ 85250
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM CST
MURDER BY THE BOOK
2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM CST
ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FORT COLLINS, CO
OLD FIREHOUSE BOOKS @ Harmony Library
4616 S Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM PST
5943 Balboa Ave Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111
Monday, December 19, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
4869 Main ST, Manchester Center, VT 05255
Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
45 S Main ST, Concord, NH 03301
Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EST
1400 Mass AVE, Cambridge, MA 02238
Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 6:30 PM EST
BOOK MARKS @ The Old Salem Visitor’s Center
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Sept 19, 2016
Popular Kentucky Bluegrass band NewTown lead singers Kati Penn and Jr. Williams will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, September 24, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.
They are promoting their newest CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company), which is filled with tales of the "everyman," and is available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets. The CD debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart in late July, and the critically-acclaimed disc’s “All That I Can Take” made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut that same week at #6. The CD is holding the #23 spot on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart this week.
The group continues a busy touring schedule with dates in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois and performances at the IBMA World of Bluegrass celebration in Raleigh next week.
Tuesday, September 27 @ 10 p.m. / Moonstruck Showcase at the Lincoln Theater
Wednesday, September 28 @ 2:40 p.m. / Mountain Home Records show
Thursday, September 29 @ 1 p.m. Kati Penn / Songwriter Workshop with CJ Cain
Saturday, October 1 @ 4 p.m. / Street Fair
A stand-out in any genre, NewTown features the vocal magic of award-winning fiddler Kati Penn and her husband, Jr. Williams, a dynamic banjo player. Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon (mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar) bring energy, far-ranging talents and Bluegrass, Jazz and Contemporary influences to the group.
NewTown joinedCarrie Underwood, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge and other luminaries for the September 5 launch of NASHVILLE INSIDER, a new, 30-minute entertainment series.The show debutedin well over 100 MILLION households viaHeartland TV, The Family Channel, AMG TV, Angel Two/Dish TV, Keep It Country (UK) and Country TV (New Zealand).
The band has received heavy media coverage, including The Culture News, Lexington Herald-Leader, Bluegrass Today, Flash Point, Bluegrass Situation, Nashville Music Guide,Prescription Bluegrass,The Alternate Root, Country Standard Time and AXS.com,
Founded in 2009, the Lexington, Kentucky-based NewTown made the national spotlight with the 2013 album, TIME MACHINE, and the #1 Bluegrass Today single, "All I Was to You." The group has gained a strong following playing festivals throughout the U.S., sharing bills with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, John Cowan Band and more. They have appeared several times at the Station Inn in Nashville, and twice performed at IBMA World of Bluegrass showcases in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Stay Social with NewTown:
New York, NY, January 2015 - Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced that following the Antarctic season in early 2016, the National Geographic Orion will set course for Europe where she will spend spring, summer and fall on a highly curated series of 22 one-week voyages.
The voyages will provide a unique take on a familiar geography, with innovative itineraries that will explore Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, the Baltic Republics and Scandinavia.
“A ship like National Geographic Orion depends heavily on past guests, and a vast majority of her past guests have been to the Kimberley and the South Pacific. We are committed to providing them the most compelling opportunities available on the Orion, and have listened to their feedback for new destinations,” stated Sven Lindblad, Founder & President of Lindblad Expeditions.
The voyages will be led by an extraordinary team with a diverse scope of expertise about the countries being explored covering ancient & modern history, political science, art, viniculture and music, as well as leading active options such as hiking, biking and kayaking. Special speakers will be drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs to add relevant insights as part of the ‘Global Perspectives Speakers’ program, and each voyage will feature a National Geographic photographer. The itineraries have been designed to afford guests the option to take consecutive voyages to discover a range of destinations.
On board dining will continue to be an integral part of the experience and will feature degustation menus by one of Australia’s renowned international chefs, Serge Dansereau, principal of Sydney’s The Bathers’ Pavilion. The cuisine will be influenced with the flavors of the region.
The 102-guest National Geographic Orion’s size and level of comfort will be highly appealing for European travel. The interior is spacious and offers a range of modern public rooms with panoramic views. Her public rooms include a window-lined main lounge, as well as an observation lounge and library at the top of the ship. In addition, a dedicated theatre provides a unique setting for specialist presentations, films or slideshows.
For more information or to book your Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic experience today, visit http://www.expeditions.com/, call 1-800-EXPEDITION or your travel agent.
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