Man Teeters on Verge of Extinction in James Rollins’ ‘The Demon Crown’ [REVIEW]


Even science isn’t ready for the horrors that wait off the coast of Brazil in James Rollins’ latest thrill ride, The Demon Crown. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When a team of scientists sets out to explore an island off the coast of Brazil, they are horrified by what they find. But someone doesn’t want their discovery to be made public, and soon they are imperiled themselves. Now only Sigma Force can stop the attrocities from wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting public. But will they be able to do so in time? Find out in James Rollins’ breathtaking rollercoaster ride of a novel, The Demon Crown. 

James Rollins' THE DEMON CROWN

William Morrow

Following the scientist’s discovery of a deadly new species, an enigmatic agency targets the explorers and kills everyone but Professor Ken Matsui, an expert on venomous creatures from Cornell University.

Long ago, the same threat was contained below the National Mall by none other than Alexander Graham Bell and a different cabal of scientists who decided it was better to hide it away than to destroy it altogether. But the ancient horror refused to stay buried and now it has been developed into a weapon of destruction the likes of which the world has never known.

That’s where Sigma Force, America’s front line of defense against emerging threats, and Commander Grayson Pierce come into play. They must decipher and put a stop to this evolving menace before it renders mankind extinct, even if it means teaming up with Sigma’s greatest enemy to do so.

With The Demon Crown, James Rollins once again blends history from the Civil War era with scientific data to create a novel that brings our darkest nightmares to vivid life. Here he reveals in pulse-pounding detail how invasive species could be used as a means to decimate the world’s population and end life on Earth as we know it. Thus Rollins weaves a horrifying, enthralling tale which examines how Homeland Security is exploring the concept of using certain species as foreign invaders which man would be powerless to resist.

As always, Rollins populates this tale with unforgettable characters we can’t help but cheer for. Grayson Pierce is a tough act to follow, and as he leads Sigma in a race against time, all we as readers can do is buckle in and hold on tight as they seek to find the species and save mankind from eradication by any means necessary, and all within three short days. This novel isn’t for the faint of heart. It challenges history, exposes daunting scientific discoveries, and makes us question just how quickly mankind could go dark in today’s political climate. Rollins raises the bar on the genre with this one. Don’t miss The Demon Crown.

James Rollins

James Rollins
(Photo by David Sylvian)


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
464 pgs. William Morrow. $28.99

Purchase The Demon Crown at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and HarperCollins.

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 Man Teeters on Verge of Extinction in James Rollins’ ‘The Demon Crown’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    A scientific discovery decimates everything in its wake. Will Sigma Force be able to decipher this evolving threat and save the world? Find out in James Rollins’ THE DEMON CROWN, a book that brings our darkest nightmares to vivid life.

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