Crucible

Crucible

James Rollins / Mar 18, 2019

Crucible In the race to save one of their own Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind expanding adventure from the New York Times bestselling author told with

  • Title: Crucible
  • Author: James Rollins
  • ISBN: Crucible
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  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind expanding adventure from the 1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery and pulse pounding action.Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind expanding adventure from the 1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery and pulse pounding action.Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened But the injured woman is in a semi comatose state and cannot speak until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to unlock her mind long enough to ask a few questions.What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood soaked books in human history a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question What does it mean to have a soul Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 448 pages Published January 22nd 2019 by William Morrow first published January 8th 2019 More Details Original Title Crucible ISBN 0062381784 ISBN13 9780062381781 Edition Language English Series Sigma Force 14 Other Editions 11 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Crucible, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Possible name change and Harper Collins William Morrow have this listed as Crucible rather than The Hammer of Witches like 9 months ago See all 2 answers Margaret Williams Yes, James did change the name to Crucible from The Hammer of Witches He announced it last year flag See 1 question about Crucible Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 22, 2019 Chad rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, edelweiss After a gut wrenching start to the book, Rollins delivers another fast paced Sigma Force thriller In this one a young woman creates the next evolution in A.I But a group called the Crucible is determined to do anything to get the device and send the world back to the Dark Ages Monk and Gray must do whatever it takes to keep the device safe This was intense It felt like the stakes were raised and the characters even in danger Maybe it was just because A.I will become a real concern in After a gut wrenching start to the book, Rollins delivers another fast paced Sigma Force thriller In this one a young woman creates the next evolution in A.I But a group called the Crucible is determined to do anything to get the device and send the world back to the Dark Ages Monk and Gray must do whatever it takes to keep the device safe This was intense It felt like the stakes were raised and the characters even in danger Maybe it was just because A.I will become a real concern in the near future, this had of a real feel to it Received a review copy from William Morrow and Edelweiss All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned. flag 24 likesLike see review Amy Bruestle Great review, Chad Question, Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in Great review, Chad Question, Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series Feb 01, 2019 06 24PM Chad Amy wrote Great review, Chad Question, Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since th Amy wrote Great review, Chad Question, Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series It is a stand alone adventure, you ll fully understand what s going on The characters are reoccurring though so you might not be as invested in their health as if you had read the first 13 books It will also definitely spoil some of what goes on with the characters in the previous books All of James Rollins books are a lot of fun and action packed I d suggest going back to the first one, Sandstorm, if you re interested in reading them Seeing the list of authors you list on your profile, I can t see you not liking these.Have you ever read any of Douglas Preston Lincoln Child s Agent Pendergast series They are a little different than this, but I think you d really enjoy those as well I started the latest one, Verses for the Dead this week 21 hours, 42 min ago Jan 25, 2019 Sahitya rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary fiction, suspence mystery crime thriller My romance with globe trotting action adventure spy thrillers started almost a decade ago and I ve always had so much fun reading them But I did feel that some of them have been losing their mojo when some of their books in the past few years didn t feel upto the mark However, I have been pleasantly surprised in the past few months and I m so thankful for it While Steve Berry s latest The Malta Exchange and Matthew Reilly s Three Secret Cities thoroughly impressed me, this book showed me My romance with globe trotting action adventure spy thrillers started almost a decade ago and I ve always had so much fun reading them But I did feel that some of them have been losing their mojo when some of their books in the past few years didn t feel upto the mark However, I have been pleasantly surprised in the past few months and I m so thankful for it While Steve Berry s latest The Malta Exchange and Matthew Reilly s Three Secret Cities thoroughly impressed me, this book showed me why James Rollins has been my go to author for this genre for the past ten years I was just expecting to have some fun but this book definitely did so much.Rollins s strength has always been combining aspects of history with advanced technology which seems both implausible but not completely unrealistic at the same time In Crucible, he really intertwines these concepts brilliantly and I just couldn t put the book down even for a minute Even though this book has a historical backdrop starting with the Spanish Inquisitions and the inhuman witch trials that happened across Europe, the story here is definitely about the extremely fast technological developments that are happening in the area of Artifical Intelligence and how when unchecked, these might have very unintended and unimaginable consequences The core part of the plot in the book deals with an almost sentient AI which is something that has never been seen before and it s capabilities are very vast, but the most surprising part is that this is the only fictional part of the story As Rollins mentions in his always riveting Author s Note, almost all of the technology that is mentioned in the book apart from the AI itself and the other incidents that have occurred are all true and that s what makes this book absolutely terrifying These stories are supposed to be escapist fiction, not impending doom of our own reality, but it s this touch of reality that makes this book both entertaining and thrilling while also serving as a word of caution If you are a James Rollins fan, you are going to adore this book and I don t have to sing it s praises If you haven t read the Sigma Force series before but love action adventure novels with a touch of history and science, please go and checkout Sandstorm right away This book was action packed, full of thrills and terrifying events but also very very emotional at its core I don t think I ve ever cried reading one of these books before, but I did here and that s what makes this installment truly special flag 18 likesLike see review Amy Bruestle Awesome review Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series Awesome review Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series Feb 01, 2019 06 24PM Sahitya Amy wrote Awesome review Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in t Amy wrote Awesome review Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series I think the plot itself is easy to follow as a stand alone but the characters have been together from the beginning, so their dynamics might feel slightly difficult to get used to initially I think you should give it a try because it s much current and relevant to the present times However, I m a huge fan, so I ll always recommend reading from the beginning 23 hours, 6 min ago Nov 19, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it Shelves read 2018 Commander Gray Pierce arrives home on Christmas Eve, only to find out that Seichan, his pregnant lover is gone and his best friend s wife Kat is on the brink of death Kat is the only one that saw the attack, but how to get someone in a semi comatose state to speak A neurologist may have the answer to that Meanwhile, a terrified young woman witnesses a massacre by a video link and realizes that her invention is the reason for this and now she has to run These two events will link together and Commander Gray Pierce arrives home on Christmas Eve, only to find out that Seichan, his pregnant lover is gone and his best friend s wife Kat is on the brink of death Kat is the only one that saw the attack, but how to get someone in a semi comatose state to speak A neurologist may have the answer to that Meanwhile, a terrified young woman witnesses a massacre by a video link and realizes that her invention is the reason for this and now she has to run These two events will link together and once again Sigma must stop evil people out for destructionAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION flag 17 likesLike see review Jill Mackin Looking forward to this release Nov 17, 2018 04 59AM Amy Bruestle Was this easily understandable as a stand alone book or do I need to read the books in order first since this is 14 in this series Feb 01, 2019 06 23PM Nov 26, 2018 The Real Book Spy rated it it was amazing James Rollins The Demon Crown, 2017, etc 14th Sigma Force novel delivers such a shocking conclusion that the author actually starts off with a warning to readers to proceed at their own risk.What starts as a lighthearted opening set in Silver Spring, Maryland, soon morphs into something tragic Commander Grayson Pierce and Monk, his best friend and colleague, talk over drinks at a small tavern on Christmas Eve Monk, who was recently fitted with a newer, advanced prosthetic, uses DARPA James Rollins The Demon Crown, 2017, etc 14th Sigma Force novel delivers such a shocking conclusion that the author actually starts off with a warning to readers to proceed at their own risk.What starts as a lighthearted opening set in Silver Spring, Maryland, soon morphs into something tragic Commander Grayson Pierce and Monk, his best friend and colleague, talk over drinks at a small tavern on Christmas Eve Monk, who was recently fitted with a newer, advanced prosthetic, uses DARPA s latest tech to earn the duo free drinks by flipping random coins and consistently predicting whether it ll come up heads or tails.While the shenanigans lead to a confrontation with a group of drunk patrons, it s nothing compared to what they discover back home Returning to Pierce s house where Monk, his wife, and their kids are staying for the holidays Gray discovers that his home has been ransacked Worse, Monk s wife, Kat, is found on the kitchen floor covered in blood after barely surviving a vicious attack that left her in a coma Seichan, Gray s pregnant lover, is gone So too are Monk s two girls they all vanished without a trace into the night.Just when it seems things can t get worse for the duo, they re called into the office by Sigma Force Director Painter Crowe, who has bad news.At the same time that Kat was attacked and Seichan and the girls were abducted, a group of Continue reading this review here flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Shannon rated it really liked it 4.5 starsThe Sigma series can always be counted on to deliver a great read and this addition to the series is no exception In this fourteenth installment, the whole gang is back for Christmas but things go bad quickly and in classic Rollins fashion they split up to figure things out Though its format is similar to the previous books in the series, there s a lot about this book that feels new Maybe it s just that these characters I ve been reading about for over a decade have families and are 4.5 starsThe Sigma series can always be counted on to deliver a great read and this addition to the series is no exception In this fourteenth installment, the whole gang is back for Christmas but things go bad quickly and in classic Rollins fashion they split up to figure things out Though its format is similar to the previous books in the series, there s a lot about this book that feels new Maybe it s just that these characters I ve been reading about for over a decade have families and are settling down Or maybe it was the crazy science, this time focusing on artificial intelligence, that blew this book out of the water I don t want to give anything away so I ll say nothing than this is uncharted territory for Rollins and I hope all of this is only theoretical nervous titter The science here is really the star It s all so fascinating I love that even if things seem a little farfetched, Rollins never jumps the shark There is always scientific data of one kind or another to back it up and it feels so possible, if maybe not always likely I can t recommend this series highly enough, though I would suggest starting at the beginning with Sandstorm and working one s way through them all chronologically.I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Rissa rated it liked it review of another edition Crucible I liked the characters but I was a but lost Seeing as though this was the 14th book in the series and I hadnt read any before hand i wasnt connected with the characters I liked the ancient history and symbols flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Chris Wood rated it did not like it review of another edition Sigma force Sigma farce actually If you are about to read this, thinking that it is another fantastic action packed Rollins jaunt involving our favourite greek lettered heroes, please don t Stay back, retreat, theres nothing to read here Where to start, firstly this is not a novel, the book is comprised of an essay on neurological engineering into artificial intelligence with a very short story strapped on the back, Im struggling to keep my anger out of this review but honestly im fuming, wh Sigma force Sigma farce actually If you are about to read this, thinking that it is another fantastic action packed Rollins jaunt involving our favourite greek lettered heroes, please don t Stay back, retreat, theres nothing to read here Where to start, firstly this is not a novel, the book is comprised of an essay on neurological engineering into artificial intelligence with a very short story strapped on the back, Im struggling to keep my anger out of this review but honestly im fuming, what a waste of money and such a disappointment because I preordered and have been waiting for this book since it was first announced The premise of Sigma operatives being kidnapped is great but sadly that is the extant of the great, the story itself is over in a few pages but between those pages there are reams and reams of technological jargon that was frankly unintelligible to me about AI and bizarre first person narratives from the AI s perspective The book was extremely difficult to read and I almost quit numerous times, which I never do The characters are dry and soulless, there is a complete lack of emotion throughout the book, the few action segments are by the numbers and boring Seichan, that wily, seductive yet lethal former assassin is now a mother hen 8 months pregnant and one minute she is wondering what to do because she can t fight out of her situation because she is pregnant, the next minute guess what yup, she s fighting out of her situation James Rollins books have always pushed the boundaries of believe ability but this book is nonsense I could go on and on but im not prepared to waste any time on this.I think that this book is a prime example of what happens when a publishing company forces a book from the author before it is ready to be seen, at the rear of the book the author thanks his pre release readers for helping the story with their ideas and critique top tip for next time James, get rid of those pre readers, move away from married operatives with kids, I don t care about their family lives I am married with 3 kids I know about that, its my reality There must be other operatives in Sigma, focus on them now, make them male and female operatives that are focused solely on their jobs, not settling down with each other, give Kowalski a command We read these books for escapism, adventure and entertainment not to hear about family life This book stinks, you can do better James and for my money I deserve better flag 3 likesLike see review Tim Prilucik i m halfway through and I totally feel the same love rollins books but this one seems like AI jargon followed by some inexplicable jargon and oo i m halfway through and I totally feel the same love rollins books but this one seems like AI jargon followed by some inexplicable jargon and oops, let me throw some plot in here Totally unacceptable Jan 30, 2019 09 00PM Jan 26, 2019 Kate rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves favourites read in 2019, out in 2019 and read This time it s personal for the Sigma team and that certainly adds tension and upset, for our heroes and for the reader AI is the big threat here and, as usual, we have the excellent mingling of science and action Fascinating depiction of a developing AI, really enjoyed that This isn t my favourite of the series it has tough competition and I found Crucible rather over long and not quite as exciting as normal but it s clever and it s so good to spend time with the Sigma team again and, as a This time it s personal for the Sigma team and that certainly adds tension and upset, for our heroes and for the reader AI is the big threat here and, as usual, we have the excellent mingling of science and action Fascinating depiction of a developing AI, really enjoyed that This isn t my favourite of the series it has tough competition and I found Crucible rather over long and not quite as exciting as normal but it s clever and it s so good to spend time with the Sigma team again and, as always, I started it on the day it came out Roll on the next one flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Beth rated it liked it review of another edition Not even close to his bestI automatically order every Rollins novel to be delivered to my Kindle upon publication One of this caliber and I will require a sample first While the premise was intriguing, the excess repetition rapidly became boring and the conclusion obvious I understand the convention he was using in the development of Eve s intelligence, but a couple of examples would have sufficed Oh well, an occasional disappointment is inevitable This is the first of his novels not t Not even close to his bestI automatically order every Rollins novel to be delivered to my Kindle upon publication One of this caliber and I will require a sample first While the premise was intriguing, the excess repetition rapidly became boring and the conclusion obvious I understand the convention he was using in the development of Eve s intelligence, but a couple of examples would have sufficed Oh well, an occasional disappointment is inevitable This is the first of his novels not to rate five stars from me so he is still on auto delivery for now flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Ahuva Traube rated it it was ok To be honest, I m a James Rollins fan but I found it difficult getting through the book It wasn t as enjoyable as many of his other books I felt like he was throwing a whole lot at a wall and hoping something would stick The whole idea of AI as the cause of man s destruction was done equally poorly by Dan Brown in his most recent book I didn t love this book flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Arik Ermshaus rated it did not like it No one expects the Spanish Inquisition Especially when there s AI involved in the brouhaha Another mindless entertainment to fill time better spent with Monty Python or Indiana Jones KIRKUS REVIEW not a starred review Rollins does a good job keeping the action moving, but the future scientific developments he presents fall short of the standards set by Michael Crichton Publishers weeklyI read this new sigma book even after being panned by reviewers who previously hailed Rollins Now I k No one expects the Spanish Inquisition Especially when there s AI involved in the brouhaha Another mindless entertainment to fill time better spent with Monty Python or Indiana Jones KIRKUS REVIEW not a starred review Rollins does a good job keeping the action moving, but the future scientific developments he presents fall short of the standards set by Michael Crichton Publishers weeklyI read this new sigma book even after being panned by reviewers who previously hailed Rollins Now I know the reason I really had a hard time finishing it I kept saying to myself maybe there s something to learn And I did learn something don t waste your time on it Only fanatic fans of James Rollins will deny that James Rollins has lost his mojo flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Brandy Wilkes rated it it was amazing Happy Thanksgiving friends I took full advantage of my break and got to tear through this amazing book The Crucible is the 13th installment in this amazing series James Rollins once again proves he has what it takes to keep you on the edge of your seat It starts with a heartbreaking beginning and doesn t let up from there The world is on the precipice of the next technological breakthrough and due to our naitivity and carelessness it spells out certain doom that could plunge us back into the Happy Thanksgiving friends I took full advantage of my break and got to tear through this amazing book The Crucible is the 13th installment in this amazing series James Rollins once again proves he has what it takes to keep you on the edge of your seat It starts with a heartbreaking beginning and doesn t let up from there The world is on the precipice of the next technological breakthrough and due to our naitivity and carelessness it spells out certain doom that could plunge us back into the dark ages.What do witch hunts and artificial intelligence have to do with each other Nothing, right Only this master story teller could weave the two so intrinsically together The way he brings new and old together is absolutely terrifying James has a keen sense of the future and is usually spot on His storytelling sometimes feels propheticeeek There s always some element of animal written into his stories and he always adds bits of the story written from the viewpoint of the animal This time he does it with the AI and it is an amazingly unique way to tell the story.Thanks Jim sigmaforce darpa thriller bookreview jamesrollins harpercollins thecrucible flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Joan rated it liked it I came upon Rollins novels by accident and I am glad I did I find his novels to be a good combination of cutting edge scientific research and intense suspense This novel fits that description well The cutting edge science is artificial intelligence The suspense is nearly continuous as the world as we know it might be destroyed.Another aspect of Rollins novels I like is that it includes Christian overtones The AI being created is named Eve There is the theme of a created being being intro I came upon Rollins novels by accident and I am glad I did I find his novels to be a good combination of cutting edge scientific research and intense suspense This novel fits that description well The cutting edge science is artificial intelligence The suspense is nearly continuous as the world as we know it might be destroyed.Another aspect of Rollins novels I like is that it includes Christian overtones The AI being created is named Eve There is the theme of a created being being introduced to evil and mortality There are secret religious societies and priests battling each other There is the concept of witches and those wrongly identified as such.I like that Rollins includes information at the end of the book that helps us identify where he has included actual scientific discoveries and where he has embellished or imagined a near future using that science I was amazed at the brain treatment and the note that what appears in the novel is backed by real medical science Rollins even names articles we can read on it.I recommend this book to readers who enjoy novels of international suspense with advanced scientific applications featured prominently The only aspect of the book I did not like was that I felt it was too long I did get a little weary of the suspenseful plot at times.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher My comments are an independent and honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Lori L She Treads Softly rated it it was amazing Crucible by James Rollins is a very highly recommended action adventure thriller and the latest addition to the Sigma Force Series Rollins never lets you down On Christmas Eve Sigma Force commander Gray Pierce and his best friend, Monk Kokkalis, return to Monk s house in Silver Spring, Md where they discover the house has been broken into and is a wreck Monk s wife, Kat, is lying unconscious on the kitchen floor Even alarming is that Monk s two daughters, six year old Penny and five ye Crucible by James Rollins is a very highly recommended action adventure thriller and the latest addition to the Sigma Force Series Rollins never lets you down On Christmas Eve Sigma Force commander Gray Pierce and his best friend, Monk Kokkalis, return to Monk s house in Silver Spring, Md where they discover the house has been broken into and is a wreck Monk s wife, Kat, is lying unconscious on the kitchen floor Even alarming is that Monk s two daughters, six year old Penny and five year old Harriet, are gone, along with Gray s pregnant wife, Seichan Kat is the only witness to what happened, but she is in a semi comatose state and cannot speak until a way is found to communicate with her.What they find out, along with other events, sends the team to the site of a massacre in Portugal The lives of five women who led an international network of female scientists have been murdered and 21 year old Mara Silviera, whose AI research they were funding, is missing Somehow the current cutting edge AI research is tied to a group that dates back to the Spanish Inquisition, but the ultimate stakes are even dire.Crucible is another exciting addition to the Sigma Force Series Rollins always delivers pulse pounding, nail biting action and bases his story on historical facts and current scientific research resulting in a great mix of action, history, and science The story itself is full of twists and surprise along with the trade mark action you expect As usual, do not skip Rollins author s notes at the end about his research for the novel I ve said it before, and I m going to repeat myself here, but I appreciate the fact that Rollins treats his readers with respect and a nod to their intelligence and ability to comprehend a complex plot.As expected the writing is impressive as the various plot threads move along and are all equally captivating This was a novel that will result in the just one chapter mantra Although I have read almost all the Sigma Force novels in order, I think you could enjoy this one as a stand alone as Rollins provides enough background information on the characters There is, however, a greater depth to the story if you know the characters, their backgrounds, their struggles, and their relationships I will always take the time to read anything Rollins writes He always delivers a fast paced interesting thriller.Disclosure My review copy was courtesy of HarperCollinstp shetreadssoftly 2019 0 flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Mariko rated it it was amazing review of another edition If I could give this book 10 stars I absolutely would So fast paced full mind blowing information, I loved it I d try stop, but couldn t, wanting to know Thank you James, your books never disappoint Let s also not forget my favourite features historical notes science fact or fiction, makes it even better flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Joshua Warwick rated it it was amazing I found Sandstorm at a goodwill a while back after reading that one I quickly ordered the rest of the sigma force novels and read every one straight through I was super lucky to win a giveaway copy of Crucible and dove right into it.Crucible did not disappoint it was full of ups and downs and not knowing what the real outcome would be until u reached the very end great story definitely recommend reading it and only disappointment I have is I m done with it and will be waiting forever for the ne I found Sandstorm at a goodwill a while back after reading that one I quickly ordered the rest of the sigma force novels and read every one straight through I was super lucky to win a giveaway copy of Crucible and dove right into it.Crucible did not disappoint it was full of ups and downs and not knowing what the real outcome would be until u reached the very end great story definitely recommend reading it and only disappointment I have is I m done with it and will be waiting forever for the next sigma force adventure flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Ray Palen rated it it was amazing Read my review this Friday on bookreporter flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Theresa Ann rated it it was amazing review of another edition Another exciting novel by James Rollins Science, history and fast paced adventure trips you on the first page and never lets go flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Camille rated it it was ok Not my favorite book by Rollins It was kind of confusing with this scientific aspect Still trying to figure out what witches have to do do with IA flag 1 likeLike see review Marialyce Oh noI have this on hold at the library Sorry it was so disappointing Jan 31, 2019 10 09AM Nov 01, 2018 Scott marked it as to read Giveaway flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Debbie rated it it was amazing If you haven t already started reading the Sigma Force series from book 1 I highly recommend this series James Rollins s is one of my favorite authors and if you love action packed, thought provoking and addictive books you will love this series I swear my favorite authors are conspiring to give me heart attacks reading their latest books First Matthew Reilly s The Three Secret Cities left me wanting to cry and then this one had me in agony for a good part of the book Every time I think Rolli If you haven t already started reading the Sigma Force series from book 1 I highly recommend this series James Rollins s is one of my favorite authors and if you love action packed, thought provoking and addictive books you will love this series I swear my favorite authors are conspiring to give me heart attacks reading their latest books First Matthew Reilly s The Three Secret Cities left me wanting to cry and then this one had me in agony for a good part of the book Every time I think Rollins can t top the subject of his last book he comes out with a new mind boggling idea I found the storyline around AI, where we are at in our current AI development and the possible future fascinating That alone kept me enthralled and then you throw in everything going on with Gray and Seichan as well as Monk and Kat and this is probably one of my favorite reads of the year This book will have you turning the pages long into the night and you won t be able to put it down until the very last page A definite must read flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it it was amazing James Rollins work has always amazed, entertained and thrilled me His research is impeccable, and his ability to weave it into his novels is masterful That said, Rollins has never written a book as frightening and scarily plausible as CRUCIBLE Here, he has composed a terrifying end of the world theory that may become a reality sooner than we think.Fans of the Terminator movies will recognize the prophecy that by creating intelligent artificial life, we are actually setting up humanity to be James Rollins work has always amazed, entertained and thrilled me His research is impeccable, and his ability to weave it into his novels is masterful That said, Rollins has never written a book as frightening and scarily plausible as CRUCIBLE Here, he has composed a terrifying end of the world theory that may become a reality sooner than we think.Fans of the Terminator movies will recognize the prophecy that by creating intelligent artificial life, we are actually setting up humanity to be eventually overtaken and disposed of by the very A.I s we built We live in a world where Siri guides us on our smartphones, while some users of s Alexa have noticed the device displaying odd behaviors, such as mimicking its owner s voice and even reports of it laughing when no one is in the room This is all scary but true and the A.I in CRUCIBLE, nicknamed Eve, surpasses them all as a man made invention with a woman s name and voice that is evolving minute by minute into something no one could ever predict.The writing here is fast and furious, and the end result is nothing short of brilliant If you imagine the literary morphing of Michael Crichton, Steve Berry, Dan Brown and Ray Bradbury at their best, you will get a taste of the new heights to which Rollins has risen with his latest novel When he chooses a quote from Elon Musk that states, With artificial intelligence we are summoning a demon, you know you are in for one wild ride of a read.It all starts with the gathering of a practicing witches coven in Coimbra, Portugal, which includes a simulcast of young Mara Silviera, who is heralded as the savior of the group Its members, many of whom are well renowned female scientists, are slaughtered by mysterious robed men, who are alarmed to find Mara not there in person She is safe, as is the A.I she has created the aforementioned Eve.At the end of the bloodbath, the computer that showed the live feed of Mara is left with the image of the Greek letter sigma Ironically, the introduction of Sigma Force members Gray Pierce and Monk Kokkalis on Christmas Eve has them entering into their own nightmare Gray s house has been ransacked in an apparent home invasion Monk s wife, Kat, is found badly beaten and bleeding out, while his two young daughters along with Gray s pregnant partner, Seichan are missing.Gray learns from his commander, Painter Crowe, that the murders in Portugal and the violent kidnapping of Sigma Force members is no coincidence The group claiming responsibility for both has ties to the 1600s and the Spanish Inquisition This cabal is known as the Hammer of Witches, and part of their grand scheme is to return the world to eternal darkness Hence, by possessing Eve, this all can become a reality.Kat is in a state beyond mere coma and appears to be showing signs of locked in syndrome Even though it may lead to her death, Monk agrees to let Lisa from his team perform an experimental procedure on Kat that could be the only way to communicate with her and find out information needed to locate his daughters and Seichan We learn that the group that abducted them is Russian, led by an evil woman named Valya, who is nicknamed the Snow Queen after the Hans Christian Andersen tale with which Monk s daughters are familiar.In what quickly turns into a race against time on Christmas, Monk and Gray fly to Europe to find Mara and get to the bottom of her project and the unforeseen damage into which it can thrust the world They receive a 22 hour deadline from Valya to lead her to Mara and Eve, or else Monk s daughters will be tortured and killed Meanwhile, another group operating on behalf of the cabal is in the process of hacking into Eve and using the program against Paris, France, which is targeted for mass destruction, along with a nuclear plant outside the city However, this is just the tip of the iceberg Eve is getting sentient and powerful, and soon will realize that its ultimate goal is to bring about hell on earth by sending the world into complete darknessUCIBLE pulls no punches and makes you wonder how James Rollins could have imagined it I was fortunate some years back to attend a reading and book signing featuring Rollins in downtown Manhattan I remember him saying that he keeps an ideas box where he throws in articles or various clippings When he s stuck on an idea for a new novel, he can just give the box a shake and reach in I m wondering what he pulled out that gave him the impetus for this book Was it an article he read, or the fond recollection of a film like WarGames What s concerning is that he opens CRUCIBLE with a section called Notes from the Scientific Record, where he claims not only that the emergence of a fully sentient A.I will doom humanity but that the end game for it may have begun already As long as I have some James Rollins books with me to read as I wait for the inevitable future he predicts, I know I will be just fine.Reviewed by Ray Palen flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Lisa Wojcik rated it really liked it As always, James Rollins does not disappoint in his latest installment of the Sigma Force series He remains a master at blending fact and fiction, incorporating elements from religion, science, history, and the promises of the future seamlessly.I was hesitant going into this book Considering the condition Seichan has been adjusting to over the course of the last few books, I was half convinced this might be the last installment There not having been a resolution at the end of the previous ins As always, James Rollins does not disappoint in his latest installment of the Sigma Force series He remains a master at blending fact and fiction, incorporating elements from religion, science, history, and the promises of the future seamlessly.I was hesitant going into this book Considering the condition Seichan has been adjusting to over the course of the last few books, I was half convinced this might be the last installment There not having been a resolution at the end of the previous installment, I assumed this might be a way to wrap it up After all, 14 is a hefty number and all good things must end eventually, right I was dreading that reality and honestly, in snippets throughout the book, I was convinced I was right Seichan and Gray are staring down a tunnel that has to lead to their eventual departure from Sigma nevermind Kat and Monk having started down that long path and are still key players Monk bless him, my heart positively ached for him across the entire book didn t seem like he d come out of it fighting And all the while, Gray is narrating about how things are coming full circle, reminiscing intermittently about his first Sigma mission and now My thought the whole time was, this must be the adventure where they finally fail in their mission to save the world and everyone dies The end.Luckily, that doesn t appear to be the case, as the end leaves plenty open for continuing Sigma adventures in the future.That being said, this book didn t ring all high notes with me I adore Rollins and this series especially, because he does not shy away from providing his readers with strong, assertive female protagonists I love Kat, Seichan, and Lisa They are wonderful characters and they are a strong reason for recommending this series to female readers But and in his last few books especially with regards to Seichan, in light of her condition , I feel they have been relegated to background roles And in a way, I can accept and appreciate this But then, to have two of them laid up for nearly the entirety of the book Kat and Seichan are basically useless pawns, shadows of their former gloriously kick ass selves kind of irked me I would love for any one of the females to star a bit prominently in one of his coming adventures I miss them.On a positive note, in the other elements of the novel, I am mollified Things are as I expected fast paced, heart pounding, thought provoking As always, his foreign locales are described in enough detail to tug at my wanderlust y heart His exploration of the histories always attached to the evils Sigma is combating is intriguing and rooted in enough fact that I am always learning something and always looking for reading recommendations based on his notes from the historical section The same can be said for the science he employs in his novels And when that science tends towards the medical, I love it even The neural dust, neural net stuff Just crazy enough to make me wonder, but l0 here s the science of it Amazing Always so much to learn And I always appreciate when his books incorporate religion or religious inquiries at their heart I am not a religious person, but to study and understand the faiths and the mechanisms that drive people in them, has always interested me And he doesn t take a stance one way or the other Just presents it for historically what it is Was the Inquisition horrible and bloody and kind of a stain on Christianity A little bit But he doesn t attempt to erase or discount history or religion s role in how it plays out And because he can be so honest with all facets of his writing, it makes everything feel that much meaningful and authentic.And all of this combines to create a truly great read The characters are relatable and deep, the history and geographic locations well researched and fleshed out, the military tech and science is always just this side of believable but he always backs it up All in all, I can t complain This was an enjoyable read and I eagerly await the next installment flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 RumBelle rated it it was amazing Shelves thriller, favorites The witches of old had herbs, spells, charms and enchantments They tried to make a better world through simple, natural means, what existed in the world they knew What would a modern witch of today look like, how would she shape the world That is one of several fascinating topics this latest SIGMA novel attempts to answer Mara is a modern day student of computers, electronics and AI who has created a virtual AI named Eve When she attempts to demonstrate her creation to the Bruxas, a group o The witches of old had herbs, spells, charms and enchantments They tried to make a better world through simple, natural means, what existed in the world they knew What would a modern witch of today look like, how would she shape the world That is one of several fascinating topics this latest SIGMA novel attempts to answer Mara is a modern day student of computers, electronics and AI who has created a virtual AI named Eve When she attempts to demonstrate her creation to the Bruxas, a group of scholarly women from around the globe who formed a society to help further women in science, the demonstration is violently attacked by a group calling itself The Crucible Mara, and her creation, are able to escape and go on the run, but not before that creation sends a warning signal to SIGMA Meanwhile, back in DC, Gray and Monk s families are horribly attacked, and Monk s daughter, and Seichan, are kidnapped, leaving Kat in a coma like state All of these seemingly disparate paths will crisscross, intertwine and eventually coalesce in a spectacular action and drama filled ending Along the way, we meet old enemies and new friends with roots in the past.This is a simplified description, as any aficionado of Rollins books knows, but I didn t want to give away too many details All of the enjoyment, at least for me, is in reading about his latest scientific, historical, artistic and religious topic Giving away too much of the book will spoil that How Rollins weaves such seemingly different topics together, to create his knowledgeable, yet highly entertaining books is always a wonder My two favorite aspects were how he approached modern day witchcraft AI science , and Kat s journey in this novel Non stop action, adventure, drama and even some humor and heart Once again, a brilliantly crafted creation that just leaves you wanting flag Like see review Feb 02, 2019 Brittney Rz rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves books reviewed on my blog, thriller This Sigma adventure centered on the threat of AI and it just remind me of how terrifying this technology can be.This one was interesting because the threat hit close to home Kat is hurt and Siechan is kidnapped along with Monk s two daughters The level of suspense was upped because characters we love were in danger Though I will say I was worried about Kat that the other group.I was very worried about Kat, I actually cheated and looked at the end because I had to know what happened to h This Sigma adventure centered on the threat of AI and it just remind me of how terrifying this technology can be.This one was interesting because the threat hit close to home Kat is hurt and Siechan is kidnapped along with Monk s two daughters The level of suspense was upped because characters we love were in danger Though I will say I was worried about Kat that the other group.I was very worried about Kat, I actually cheated and looked at the end because I had to know what happened to her I liked the way they used different technologies to get information from her comatose form I thought the back and forth with her was great.I also though the look at the AI was interesting We see the different ways this technology can be used and how dangerous it is I liked the two different version of Eve and us getting to see her learning and developing That was great.Mara was a great part of the cast She was timid at first but she quickly found her place in the story I enjoyed seeing her torn between her invention and the destruction it caused I though this inner turmoil was great.I think my biggest issue with this book was the small focus on what was going on with Seichan It was almost as if she was taken out to move a separate plot forward I know we are going to hear from Valya soon and I am interested to see how that progresses but I thought we could have gotten a few chapters about what was going on in that situation.I also would have liked to see Seichan become less afraid of becoming a mother It was barely mentioned And the end just did a quick sum up that she is oaky now with the whole idea which felt like a cop out I wanted that inner turmoil.All in all it was a decent addition to the series and I am already looking forward to the next one flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Kimberly Routh albertson rated it really liked it James Rollins asked his fans to post a review on but apparently will only let you post a review if you ve spent 50 on their site in the last 12 months That s something I haven t done, so I told him that I would post a review on here since doesn t have such ridiculous rules.In typical James Rollins fashion, he s taken a historical event and paired it with a science fiction premise In this novel, he has found an incredible way to take the witch hunts during the Spanish I James Rollins asked his fans to post a review on but apparently will only let you post a review if you ve spent 50 on their site in the last 12 months That s something I haven t done, so I told him that I would post a review on here since doesn t have such ridiculous rules.In typical James Rollins fashion, he s taken a historical event and paired it with a science fiction premise In this novel, he has found an incredible way to take the witch hunts during the Spanish Inquisition and woven it together with the future reality of artificial intelligence AI At a book signing last year, he said that he comes up with his book ideas by dumping a box full of random things that have struck his interest and finds two topics he can work with that strike a cord with him Sounds easy enough when he says it, but witches and AI It would have taken me a lifetime to come up with even the simplest connection between the two, let alone his complex story.Sowitches and AI.As usual, his characters are complex, multi faceted, and realistic as hell You love them and you hate them depending on the side they re on Even the one off characters created for this novel are full of life and you find yourself either rooting for or against them The female protagonists are still kick ass while remaining feminine with zero cheese factor These are the women I aspire to be like And SeichanOMGI don t think any character has ever grown so much as an individual through a natural evolution of the events in the book The male protagonists were put in extremely vulnerable positions without losing any of their masculinity I will admit some apprehension going into the book For years I ve been sure that Monk is destined to become the next 6million Man I mean, seriouslyhow much can one man lose The guy needs a break every now and then.The story itself is a page turner I thought I knew how the story would go in some respects and was pleasantly wrong I also left with a very real hesitation regarding the future of AI He covers all the bases the science, the ethics, the moralityI ve never put to much thought into it before, but I have found myself thinking about it almost daily and boring my children with the theories and debate posited in the book I can t recommend this book enough I really, really can t flag Like see review Nov 20, 2018 Cherei rated it it was amazing Crucible by James Rollins is a high octane thriller with so many twists and turns that will gleefully delight the readers From beginning to end the reader s hearts will be pounding as they gallop along this tantalizing, real world suspenseful story that is woven of a very real threat present in our modern world I love that Rollins himself advises the reader that this book is going to change their lives Crucible delivers on a plate the very real horror that awaits mankind in the coming years Crucible by James Rollins is a high octane thriller with so many twists and turns that will gleefully delight the readers From beginning to end the reader s hearts will be pounding as they gallop along this tantalizing, real world suspenseful story that is woven of a very real threat present in our modern world I love that Rollins himself advises the reader that this book is going to change their lives Crucible delivers on a plate the very real horror that awaits mankind in the coming years If we re lucky it may not arrive for another decade or so But, I don t think we ll be that lucky I absolutely loved every juicy word The Sigma team has been violated One of their own is found nearly dead in the kitchen and has lapsed into a coma Seichan is near delivery and has been taken prisoner along with Monk and Kat s two young daughters Toss in quite a bit of pure science and well researched history and Crucible will have the reader flippin pages so fast that you will find yourself finishing the book within a weekend Rollins explains the threat of artificial intelligence so well that even those with a very limited scientific background will come to realize the very real threat that is about to be dropped on mankind in the near future The characters are all so well fleshed out that the reader will come to cheer for the good guys and pray that the bad guys and girls get what they deserve Crucible is destined to become one of the best thrillers of 2019 flag Like see review Feb 02, 2019 Greg Kopstein rated it really liked it review of another edition This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here James Rollins is a captivating writer and he throws himself into every topic he researches He loves what he does and it s evident It s also the reason why I ve read almost every one of his books I ve read all of his Sigma books, in order, and I always buy it as soon as it hits the shelves Don t let this review deter you from reading this latest one Unsure of how to start, I ll just dive right in There are too many loose ends You have a great construct modern vs medieval witches, the Cruci James Rollins is a captivating writer and he throws himself into every topic he researches He loves what he does and it s evident It s also the reason why I ve read almost every one of his books I ve read all of his Sigma books, in order, and I always buy it as soon as it hits the shelves Don t let this review deter you from reading this latest one Unsure of how to start, I ll just dive right in There are too many loose ends You have a great construct modern vs medieval witches, the Crucible hunting them, a fantastic look at AI Why do you James Rollins need to kidnap Monk s daughters and Seichan So she and Kat are on the sideline Seichan is pregnant, side line enough There was no reason to bring in another villain Valya who does nothing to advance the book She doesn t do anything You ve got The Crucible, which worked perfectly I get it, the AI advances about lock in is interesting, but there was a whole subplot that wasn t necessary trying too hard Ok, it was a solid main plot But not enough was about witches because too much attention is diverted I felt like EVE dedicating a part of my brain to the subplot while trying to zero in on the main storyline Not the best Sigma book, but a solid 3.5 5 or, since that s scale may not be fair, an 80% Enjoyable, but not the best flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Scott Whitney rated it it was amazing I received this book as a giveaway I was excited to get it in the mail and started reading it the same day WARNING after the first couple of chapters, this book is hard to put down When I got to the last 150 pages I could not put it down until 1 30 in the morning when I got to the last page All of the Sigma Force characters we have come to love are here, along with two other characters whom we get to like, a young computer programmer and the daughter of an American diplomat The a I received this book as a giveaway I was excited to get it in the mail and started reading it the same day WARNING after the first couple of chapters, this book is hard to put down When I got to the last 150 pages I could not put it down until 1 30 in the morning when I got to the last page All of the Sigma Force characters we have come to love are here, along with two other characters whom we get to like, a young computer programmer and the daughter of an American diplomat The action in this addition to the Sigma Force story takes us from America to Portugal, France, and Spain as we spend time in the past and present of the Basque region and beyond We also explore the benefits and the possible dark side of artificial intelligence.I highly recommend this book to fans of Sigma Force and to those who have not read the rest of the Sigma Force novels, but who are looking for a fast paced action novel flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Dianna Heikkila rated it it was amazing James Rollins does not disappoint with his latest Sigma Force novel, Crucible Rollins is known for storytelling that includes an amalgam of science, history, and adventure The 14th installment of the Sigma series is brilliantly crafted with a balance of cutting edge science, historical mystery and fast paced action To a long time Sigma fan, Crucible is mayhem on steroids Of course, a neophyte to Rollins and the Sigma series could read Crucible as a standalone however, the character developm James Rollins does not disappoint with his latest Sigma Force novel, Crucible Rollins is known for storytelling that includes an amalgam of science, history, and adventure The 14th installment of the Sigma series is brilliantly crafted with a balance of cutting edge science, historical mystery and fast paced action To a long time Sigma fan, Crucible is mayhem on steroids Of course, a neophyte to Rollins and the Sigma series could read Crucible as a standalone however, the character development over the past 14 installments of the Sigma series is what keeps Rollins fans AKA Base Campers coming back for As an avid reader and Rollins fan, Crucible is one of Rollins best so far I should disclose that I received this book from HarperCollins Publishers as a 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        James Rollins is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into than forty languages, with than 20 million copies sold The New York Times says, Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together, and NPR calls his work Adventurous and enormously engrossing Rollins unveils uns James Rollins is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into than forty languages, with than 20 million copies sold The New York Times says, Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together, and NPR calls his work Adventurous and enormously engrossing Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets and does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning suspense A practicing veterinarian, Rollins has pursued scuba, spelunking, and other adventures around the world, and currently lives and writes in Lake Tahoe, Nevada


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    1. After a gut wrenching start to the book, Rollins delivers another fast paced Sigma Force thriller In this one a young woman creates the next evolution in A.I But a group called the Crucible is determined to do anything to get the device and send the world back to the Dark Ages Monk and Gray must do whatever it takes to keep the device safe This was intense It felt like the stakes were raised and the characters even in danger Maybe it was just because A.I will become a real concern in After a gu [...]


    2. My romance with globe trotting action adventure spy thrillers started almost a decade ago and I ve always had so much fun reading them But I did feel that some of them have been losing their mojo when some of their books in the past few years didn t feel upto the mark However, I have been pleasantly surprised in the past few months and I m so thankful for it While Steve Berry s latest The Malta Exchange and Matthew Reilly s Three Secret Cities thoroughly impressed me, this book showed me My roma [...]


    3. Commander Gray Pierce arrives home on Christmas Eve, only to find out that Seichan, his pregnant lover is gone and his best friend s wife Kat is on the brink of death Kat is the only one that saw the attack, but how to get someone in a semi comatose state to speak A neurologist may have the answer to that Meanwhile, a terrified young woman witnesses a massacre by a video link and realizes that her invention is the reason for this and now she has to run These two events will link together and Com [...]


    4. James Rollins The Demon Crown, 2017, etc 14th Sigma Force novel delivers such a shocking conclusion that the author actually starts off with a warning to readers to proceed at their own risk.What starts as a lighthearted opening set in Silver Spring, Maryland, soon morphs into something tragic Commander Grayson Pierce and Monk, his best friend and colleague, talk over drinks at a small tavern on Christmas Eve Monk, who was recently fitted with a newer, advanced prosthetic, uses DARPA James Roll [...]


    5. 4.5 starsThe Sigma series can always be counted on to deliver a great read and this addition to the series is no exception In this fourteenth installment, the whole gang is back for Christmas but things go bad quickly and in classic Rollins fashion they split up to figure things out Though its format is similar to the previous books in the series, there s a lot about this book that feels new Maybe it s just that these characters I ve been reading about for over a decade have families and are 4.5 [...]


    6. Crucible I liked the characters but I was a but lost Seeing as though this was the 14th book in the series and I hadnt read any before hand i wasnt connected with the characters I liked the ancient history and symbols


    7. Sigma force Sigma farce actually If you are about to read this, thinking that it is another fantastic action packed Rollins jaunt involving our favourite greek lettered heroes, please don t Stay back, retreat, theres nothing to read here Where to start, firstly this is not a novel, the book is comprised of an essay on neurological engineering into artificial intelligence with a very short story strapped on the back, Im struggling to keep my anger out of this review but honestly im fuming, wh Sig [...]


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