A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the
prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-
edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery
buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave
readers changed forever . . .
In this groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and
intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history, New
York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes us to
mankindâ€™s next great leap.
But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . .
or our extinction?
In the remote mountains of Croatia, an archaeologist
makes a strange discovery: a subterranean Catholic
chapel, hidden for centuries, holds the bones of a
Neanderthal woman. In the same cavern system, elaborate
primitive paintings tell the story of an immense battle
between tribes of Neanderthals and monstrous shadowy
figures. Who is this mysterious enemy depicted in these
ancient drawings and what do the paintings mean?
Before any answers could be made, the investigative team
is attacked, while at the same time, a bloody assault is
made upon a primate research center outside of Atlanta.
How are these events connected? Who is behind these
attacks? The search for the truth will take Commander
Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years into the past. As
he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence to
its true source, they will be plunged into a cataclysmic
battle for the future of humanity that stretches across
the globe . . . and beyond.
With the fate of our future at stake, Sigma embarks on
its most harrowing odyssey everâ€”a breathtaking quest that
will take them from ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span
the breadth of South America to a millennia-old
necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors. Along the
way, revelations involving the lost continent of Atlantis
will reveal true mysteries tied to mankindâ€™s first steps
on the moon. In the end, Gray Pierce and his team will
face to their greatest threat: an ancient evil,
resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to
bring about the end of manâ€™s dominance on this planet.
Only this time, Sigma will falterâ€”and the world we know
will change forever.