THE 6TH EXTINCTION
In this continuation of his Sigma Force series, Rollins’ plot weaves together terrorists, man against nature, historical facts, plenty of action and a touch of romance. Readers will encounter a story so terror-laden and adrenaline-pumping that before-bedtime reading may be hazardous. Sigma Force characters must grapple with situations more horrifying than previously encountered.
Sigma Force Director Painter Crowe and his fiancée — and fellow operative — Lisa postpone their upcoming wedding when called to investigate an unimaginable disaster. A remote California military research station explodes shortly after broadcasting a distress call saying “Kill us all.” Lisa stays in California to deal with the medical fall-out, while Painter travels to Brazil tracking a mad scientist and Commander Gray Pierce’s team battles mercenaries and prehistoric creatures in Antarctica. The fate of mankind rests in their hands. (WILLIAM MORROW, Aug., 448 pp., $27.99)