Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Eye of God, by James Rollins

This novel is clearly in a series featuring the same main characters, but the author did a good job of not making that an issue for someone who picks this book up at random.   It is, however, one of those spy / save the world novels that relies on bizarre conveniences to make the story work.   I don't mind a novel occasionally stretching credibility, but to me, that's best done in stretching the plot premise, and not in manufacturing scenarios that couldn't possibly happen.

The plot was interesting though.  So this book is fine to read as long as you're not in a picky mood.   In summary:  a comet carries a dark matter force with it, it passed the Earth 2800 years ago and some dark matter -affected materials ended up as relics.   It is passing nearby again and is drawn to contact the Earth to rejoin those materials, unless our band of heroes can stop it by aligning the right dark matter with the other right dark matter in the middle of Mongolia after having passed through and escaped from North Korea and other pleasant way points.

The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Novels)

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