James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]


An unknown disease quickly starts spreading throughout Cairo. Have the ten plagues of Moses started again? Find out in James Rollins’ new novel, The Seventh Plague. (Photo by Bill Dickinson, Flickr)

In the latest Sigma Force novel, The Seventh Plague, a threat born out of the ancient past threatens to destroy all of the world’s children and ultimately all of mankind forever. Blending biblical philosophies with modern day science, this promises to be one of the most riveting stories of James Rollins’ career. 


William Morrow

Professor Harold McCabe and his research team have been missing for two years as they searched for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. When he finally stumbles out of the desert, he is rambling on like a very sick man. Before anyone can ask him any questions, he dies.

During McCabe’s autopsy, it is discovered that he has been mummified while alive! As if that isn’t chilling enough, soon the team who performed the autopsy start becoming ill with an unidentified illness that quickly spreads across Cairo.

Director Crowe, Commander Grayson Pierce, and the rest of the Sigma team turn to McCabe’s daughter Jane for help. An archaeologist like her father, she works to help the Sigma Force find the person (or persons) responsible for this deadly plague.

I was fully enamored with every character and setting in this novel. Rollins deftly used the various countries to paint a fascinating backdrop for his story. But more importantly, the premise for this book, the notion that scientists could recreate a plague thousands of years after it occurred, is pure genius, and it captivated me until the very last page.

The Seventh Plague is simply a riveting, globetrotting action-adventure novel that is as gripping as it is plausible, and therefore succeeds in being utterly terrifying. With so much on the line, old fans of Rollins’ work and new readers alike should buckle up tight and hold on for the ride of their lives! This is one thriller you won’t want to miss.


James Rollins

James Rollins

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers like The Seventh PlagueWar Hawk (written with Grant Blackwood), The Bone Labyrinth, and The 6th Extinction, which have been translated into more than 40 languages.

His Sigma series has been praised for both its popularity and originality as it unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. Rollins first thriller, Subterranean, was published in 1999.

Jim is also one of the creators of International Thriller Writers, Inc., which was established in 2005 to recognize and promote the thriller genre. In 2009, he served as co-president of the organization alongside novelist Steve Berry.

When he isn’t writing, touring, giving seminars, or making presentations, Jim can be found spelunking, scuba diving, hiking, and/or traveling. He lives in Northern California with his two- and four-legged family members. Visit him at his home on the Web, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter or Instagram.

By James Rollins
448 pgs. William Morrow. $27.99

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Thousands of years ago, the ten plagues of Moses decimated Egypt. Now they are resurfacing, and no one is safe. Find out why our reviewer loved James Rollins’ new thriller, THE SEVENTH PLAGUE.

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