The Resource The last oracle, James Rollins

The last oracle, James Rollins

Label
The last oracle
Title
The last oracle
Statement of responsibility
James Rollins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Washington, D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man's hand, an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Gray Pierce discovers that the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity. An international think tank of scientists known as the Jasons has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children who show savant talents -- mathematical geniuses, statistical masterminds, brilliant conceptual artists -- into something far greater and far more "frightening," in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium, one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace... a peace on their own terms. Halfway around the world, a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is, knowing only that he's a prisoner in a subterranean research facility. With the help of three unusual children, he makes his escape across a mountainous and radioactive countryside, pursued by savage hunters bred in the same laboratory. But his goal is not escape, nor even survival. In order to thwart a plot to wipe out a quarter of the world's population, he must sacrifice all, even the children who rescued him. From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums, from the slums of India to the toxic ruins of Russia, two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history -- the Greek Oracle of Delphi. But one question remains: "Will the past be enough to save the future?"
Member of
Cataloging source
RCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rollins, James
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O5398
LC item number
L37 2011
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pierce, Grayson (Fictitious character)
  • Sigma Force (Imaginary organization)
  • Bioengineering
  • Scientists
  • Savants (Savant syndrome)
  • Conspiracies
  • Prophets
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The last oracle, James Rollins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A title in the Sigma Force novel series
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 592 pages
Isbn
9780062018014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn769781843
  • (OCoLC)769781843
Label
The last oracle, James Rollins
Publication
Copyright
Note
A title in the Sigma Force novel series
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 592 pages
Isbn
9780062018014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn769781843
  • (OCoLC)769781843

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