Plot Details Revealed For James Rollins’ 13th Sigma Force Novel, ‘The Demon Crown,’ Scheduled For Release This December

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#1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins proved last year with The Seventh Plague that his fan-favorite Sigma Force series still has plenty of gas left in the tank. 

One of his best novels in years, Plague was about Harold McCabe, an archaeologist who, two years after mysteriously vanishing into the Sudanese desert, miraculously found his way back to civilization but died before he could explain what happened to him. A routine autopsy revealed a startling discovery–the inside of his skull was glowing. When the entire medical team present during the autopsy suddenly falls ill and dies, Painter Crowe, Sigma Force’s fearless director, tasks his elite, top-secret unit with finding out what happened to the archaeologist.

Sigma’s initial findings reveal that McCabe had been searching for proof of the biblical plagues from the days of Moses, begging two questions: were the plagues, in fact, real? And if so, are they starting all over again in the present day? 

So, how will Rollins, one of today’s best thriller authors, follow up his last high-octane thriller? For starters, by introducing an unlikely alliance in his forthcoming novel, The Demon Crown, which is slated to come out December 12, 2017. 

Read the plot details below: 

To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop a primordial threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins

A construction project beneath the National Mall unearths a terrifying secret dating back to the Civil War. It is a cache of bones preserved in amber and buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists to protect humankind. The scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution, were safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is linked to a horror from the ancient past, a horror that has remained dormant yet all too frighteningly alive in the marrow of those bones—and has now been freed again to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

From a crystalline lab atop Mount Fuji to a verdant island off of Hawaii teeming with the “dark matter of life,” Sigma Force must unlock a deadly mystery that winds back eons, to the very origins of life on Earth. But with each discovery Sigma Force makes, the menace they hunt is spreading, changing, growing, adapting—surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled.

With time running out, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this ancient threat and save humankind’s future he will have to team up with Sigma’s greatest enemy—the newly resurrected Guild—even it if means sacrificing one of his own.

Readers anxious to get their hands on The Demon Crown can pre-order Rollins’ latest thriller here, or wherever else books are sold. Also, don’t forget to check back, as we’ll be covering all the details surrounding this book up to its release, including the highly-anticipated cover art and Rollins’ book tour information, just as soon as that information is available. 

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