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The Last Odyssey

(2020)
(Book 15 in the Sigma Force series)
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To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this pause register thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.

For eons, the city of Troy - whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer's Iliad - was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the 19th century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer's twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles - The Iliad and The Odyssey - could also be true and awaiting discovery?

In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day climatologists and archaeologists stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half mile below the ice. The ship's hold contains a collection of even older artifacts - tools of war - dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain's cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold atlas encircled by an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism is signed with the name of its creator, Ismail al-Jazari, a famous Muslim inventor considered to be the Da Vinci of the Arab world - a brilliant scientist who inspired Leonardo's own work.

Once activated, the moving globe traces the path of Odysseus' famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal an underground river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. The map indicates that this subterranean world is called Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned.

When word of Tartarus spreads - and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there - tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer's tales are all too real - and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity.

Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

January 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel (Sigma Force Novels)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-289289-4 / 978-0-06-289289-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Last Odyssey (SIGMA Force Novels)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-289291-6 / 978-0-06-289291-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Odyssey (SIGMA Force Novels)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-289296-7 / 978-0-06-289296-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition

Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition

Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition

Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Odyssey: A Novel (Sigma Force Novels Book 21)
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: William Morrow
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