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Map of Bones

(2005)
(The second book in the Sigma Force series)
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The bestselling master of astonishing adventure James Rollins delivers his most relentlessly exciting page-turner to date -- a gripping and explosive novel of an ancient conspiracy to create a terrifying new world order out of the ashes of modern civilization.

The crime is inhumanly cruel with horrific consequences both unthinkable and inevitable. During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike. The killers haven't come for the church's gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within: the preserved bones of the Three Magi who once came to pay homage to a newborn savior. As they flee the carnage they have wrought, they carry a prize that could reshape the world.

The Vatican is in turmoil, and Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome's carabinieri is assigned to lead the investigation. But no ordinary police organization alone can deal with the bizarre theft and massacre, and SIGMA Force -- an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department -- is called in under the command of Grayson Pierce. New to SIGMA, Pierce assembles a crack team of scientific and Special Forces operatives to unravel the mystery of the stolen bones, and together they set out on a twisting trail through a labyrinth of clues and dark revelations that carry them to the sites of the Seven Wonders of the World -- and to the doorstep of the mystical and terrifying Dragon Court.

An ancient, secret fraternity of alchemists and assassins, the master-adepts of the Dragon Court have plans for the sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind in devastating ways that only the maddest of zealots could desire -- and they will let nothing and no one stand in their way. Suddenly Pierce, Verona, and the SIGMA team are the hunted as well as the hunters, forced to use every skill they possess to survive as they follow the bones to the ultimate confrontation between darkness and light -- in a lost place of history where science and religion will unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

A masterful novel that combines the exhilarating mysticism of The Da Vinci Code with the pulse-pounding action of a Tom Clancy thriller, James Rollins's Map of Bones is destined to be a modern classic that will stand among the very best adventure tales ever written.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-7862-8055-7 / 978-0-7862-8055-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Map of Bones (Sigma Force)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-076387-6 / 978-0-06-076387-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-206653-6 / 978-0-06-206653-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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April 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones (Sigma Force)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-201785-3 / 978-0-06-201785-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-202238-5 / 978-0-06-202238-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones (SIGMA FORCE)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 1-4091-1752-9 / 978-1-4091-1752-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-7528-8530-8 / 978-0-7528-8530-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones (SIGMA FORCE)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-7528-8121-3 / 978-0-7528-8121-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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April 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones (Sigma Force)
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-06-076524-0 / 978-0-06-076524-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Map of Bones
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 1-4072-2002-0 / 978-1-4072-2002-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 2
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 2
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 2
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Map of Bones
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 0-7528-8601-0 / 978-0-7528-8601-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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December 2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 1-4193-6296-8 / 978-1-4193-6296-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Map of Bones
Author(s): James Rollins
ISBN: 1-4193-6298-4 / 978-1-4193-6298-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Series Book 2)
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: William Morrow
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September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Novels Book 2)
Author(s): James Rollins
Publisher: Orion
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