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James Rollins - Deep_Fathom_v Read more · James Rollins - Subterranean James Rollins - Black Order James Rollins - Sigma Force 03 - Black Order Amazonia By James Rollins An Imprint of HarperEallinsPublishers This is a. Author: Rollins James Ergativity in Amazonia · Read more Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution: A Look into the Past. Read more. Amazonia. Related Series: Individual Adventures. This has been a project of formats—for both e-readers (ePub and Mobi) and for print (PDF) including the.
And for me liking and connecting with the characters is a huge thing for me when I read a Even though I gave this book three stars. As he stared down at the man, his eyes narrowed. As team members are killed off willy-nilly, time is running out for the desperate, remaining members of the expedition. A gasp escaped the Indian. His skin, burnt a deep mocha, was tattooed with blue and crimson dyes.
A simple flu could bring death. The scuff of feet on wood drew Garcia's attention back to the door. Henaowe had returned, burdened with the medical kit and a pail of clean water. But he was not alone. At Henaowe's side stood Kamala, a short, white-hairedshapori, the tribal shaman. Henaowe must have run off to fetch the ancient medicine man. Kamala did not say a word.
He simply strode into the room and crossed to the bed. As he stared down at the man, his eyes narrowed. He turned to Henaowe and waved for the Indian to place the bucket and medical kit down. The shaman then lifted his arms over the bedridden stranger and began to chant.
Garcia was fluent in many indigenous dialects, but he could not make out a single word.
Once done, Kamala turned to the padre and spoke in fluent Portuguese. He will die this night. His body must be burned before sunrise: Tell me what this symbol means: Blood Jaguars.
He belongs to them. None must give help to aban-yi, the slave of the jaguar. It is death: Alone in the dim room, Garcia felt a chill in the air that didn't come from the air-conditioning. He had heard whispers of the Ban-ali, one of the mythic ghost tribes of the deep forest.
A frightening people who mated with jaguars and possessed unspeakable powers. Garcia kissed his crucifix and cast aside these fanciful superstitions. Turning to the bucket and medicines, he soaked a sponge in the tepid water and brought it to the wasted man's lips. In the jungle, dehydration,more than any-thing, was often the factor between life and death.
He squeezed the sponge and dribbled water across the man's cracked lips. Like a babe suckling at his mother's teat, the stranger responded to the water. He slurped the trickle, gasping and half choking. Garcia helped raise the man's head so he could drink more easily. After a few minutes, the delirium faded somewhat from the man's eyes. He scrabbled for the sponge, responding to the life-giving water, but Garcia pulled it away.
It was unhealthy to drink too quickly after such severe dehydration. He struggled to sit up, reaching for the sponge, crying out eerily. As Garcia pushed him by the shoulders to the pillow, the man gasped out, and the padre finally understood why the man could not speak.
He had no tongue. It had been cut away. Grimacing, Garcia prepared a syringe of ampicillin and prayed to God for the souls of the monsters that could do this to another man. The medicine was past its expiration date, but it was the best he could get out here. He injected the antibiotic into the man's left buttock, then began to work on his wounds with sponge and salve. The stranger lapsed between lucidity and delirium. Whenever he was conscious, the man struggled mindlessly for his piled clothes, as if he intended to dress and continue his jungle trek.
But Garcia would always push his arms back down and cover him again with blankets. As the sun set and night swept over the forests, Garcia sat with the Bible in hand and prayed for the man. But in his heart, the padre knew his prayers would not be answered. Kamala, the shaman, was correct in his assessment. The man would not last the night. As a precaution, in case the man was a child of Christ, he had per-formed the sacrament of Last Rites an hour earlier.
The fellow had stirred as he marked his forehead with oil, but he did not wake. His brow burned feverishly. The antibiotics had failed to break through the blood infections. Resolved that the man would die, Garcia maintained his vigil. It was the least he could do for the poor soul. But as midnight neared and the jungle awoke with the whining sounds of locusts and the croaking of myriad frogs, Garcia slipped to sleep in his chair, the Bible in his lap.
He woke hours later at a strangled cry from the man. Believing his patient was gasping his last breath, Garcia struggled up, knocking his Bible to the floor. As he bent to pick it up, he found the man staring back at him. His eyes were glassy, but the delirium had faded.
The stranger lifted a trembling hand. He pointed again to his discarded clothes. The man closed his eyes a moment, shook his head, then with a pleading look, he again pointed to his pants. Garcia finally relented.
How could he refuse this last feverish request Standing, he crossed to the foot of the bed and retrieved the rumpled pair of pants. He handed them to the dying man. The stranger grabbed them up and immediately began pawing along the length of one leg of his garment, following the inner seam. Finally, he stopped and fingered a section of the cotton denim. With shaking arms, he held the pants out to Garcia.
The padre thought the stranger was slipping back into delirium. In fact, the poor man's breathing had become more ragged and coarse. But Garcia humored his nonsensical actions. He took the pants and felt where the man indicated. To his surprise, he found something stiffer than denim under his fingers, something hidden under the seam.
A secret pocket. Curious, the padre fished out a pair of scissors from the first-aid kit. Off to the side, the man sank down to his pillow with a sigh, clearly content that his message had finally been understood. Using the scissors, Garcia trimmed through the seam's threads and opened the secret pocket. Reaching inside, he tugged out a small bronze coin and held it up to the lamp.
A name was engraved on the coin. Was this the stranger? Atop the cot, the man stared blindly toward the ceiling, mouth lolled open, chest unmoving. He had let go the ghost, a stranger no longer. As he saw the words inscribed on the opposite side, his mouth grew dry with dread. United States Army Special Forces. As deputy director of Central Intelligence, he had often been summoned to urgent meetings by various division heads, but to get a priority one call from Marshall O'Brien, the head of the Directorate Environmental Center, was unusual.
The DEC had been established back in , a division of the intelligence community dedicated to environmental issues. So far in his tenure, the DEC had never raised a priority call. Such a response was reserved for matters of immediate national security. Fielding strode rapidly down the hall that connected the original headquarters building to the new headquarters. The newer facility had been built in the late eighties. It housed many of the burgeoning divisions of the service, including the DEC.
Fielding's own boss would be added to this wall one day, and if George played his cards smartly, he himself might assume the directorship. With this thought in mind, he entered the New Headquarters Building and followed the halls to the DEC's suite of offices. Once through the main door, he was instantly greeted by a secretary. She stood as he entered. O'Brien is waiting for you in his office. He was a towering man with silver-gray hair. He dwarfed the large executive desk. He waved to a chair.
I know your time is valuable, and I won't waste it: In fact, the man had been deputy director before Fielding, but he had bristled too many senators with his no-nonsense attitude and burned even more bridges with his rigid sense of right and wrong.
That wasn't how politics were played in Washington. So instead, O'Brien had been demoted to a token figurehead here at the Environmental Center. The old man's urgent call was probably his way of scraping some bit of importance from his position, trying to stay in the game. O'Brien settled to his own seat and opened a gray folder atop his desk. Someone's dossier,Fielding noted.
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Unable to comprehend this inexpl The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed — of perils to follow the trail of his vanished father…toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.
But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U. Army Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated…an ancient, unspoken terror — a power beyond human imagining-that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better… and for worse.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. It's official: I am going to read every single James Rollins book in existence! View all 5 comments. Jun 07, Will M. What a huge disappointment. My rating now might change depending on my further assessment of the novel. I'm still contemplating whether I should give it 1 or 2 stars. Most of my 1 star are for my dnf books, so I might go ahead and give this a 2. Lucky bastard, but like I said, it might drop down to 1star one day.
The main problem would be the characters. Almost all of them were flat and dull. Dull to the point that you wouldn't mind them dying. To be honest Kelly and her daughter were the only What a huge disappointment. To be honest Kelly and her daughter were the only ones well developed. That says a lot about this novel, she's not even the main character.
Nate was terribly boring, despite his knowledge of the Amazon and all. No sympathy felt while reading this. Another huge problem would be the plot, or the substance of it. This novel had huge potential, but wow, it failed big time. The Amazon. That alone drawn me in to read this novel, and obviously I was expecting a lot. I was expecting to read more of the animals, insects, and other weird made up creatures, but instead I was shoved with plants, and a few mildly interesting creatures.
Next issue would be the "secret" of the Amazon. It was okay, but nothing to be amazed about. Even the cure itself was utterly boring for me. Need I repeat myself, James Rollins could've given us more. Amazon, jungles, underwater, desert, etc. Those things interest me, especially the animals and weird horror filled things that could be unraveled. Mystery filled Sci-Fi adventure is an amazing genre for me, I've read some books, and also seen some movies regarding these, and I liked them.
So to sum it all up, I really didn't like this novel. It had a huge potential to be one of my favorites, but it ended up being one of the novels I wouldn't recommend to anyone. I didn't like it, but I guess it was also okay in a way.
Mildly interesting botany facts, and a few mildly interesting creatures. If I were you though, I'd read something else of James Rollins. I've read some of his other novels, and really liked them.
I did have huge expectations before reading this, so maybe that contributed to this awful disappointment I'm feeling right now. View all 8 comments. Jul 15, RedemptionDenied rated it really liked it. Not too bad. It's just that towards the end it got a bit too crazy - even for me.
I guess I have my limits. Holy holes in the fence Batman! I found another big time fun read on the rapidly growing favorite reads shelf that fell through the cracks!
Time for another short reivew. Does two make a trend? This was my first introduction to James Rollins and thank God for that! She must have been listening!
All James Rollins stories, save two, that I can think of get the same opening statement There is a character that I'm sure becomes Joe Kowalski in later books that I just love, but he goes by a different name here similar background. All action adventure stories need a Joe Kowolski type I don't like the "Treasure" they find at the end of the story as much as in other James Rollins books, but I loved the adventure to it and back and I like the Hero and Heroine, also better than in other books save Subterranean might have had a heroine whom I liked better.
I mean.. And at the end we see the begining of the Sigma Force Novels starting to get organized But I digress.
Summary-Good book, well paced for action adventure, some violence but generally what I'd call "Made for TV Movie" level violence, very managable. If not a great plot, great execution of plot about the writing Monster with..
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Oct 05, J. Grice rated it really liked it Shelves: How can you not have fun with a book like this? With the intrigue,mystery and it's huge landscape of uncharted territory of the Amazon, Rollins takes you on a fun adventure. With a good explanation's on the plant life, their different uses for healing by the natives, to all of the different critters that can be deadly, to the irratating insects Add in the search for a "miracle" drug, a hugh pharmaceutical company that will stop at nothing to be the first to get their hands on it, the action With the intrigue,mystery and it's huge landscape of uncharted territory of the Amazon, Rollins takes you on a fun adventure.
Add in the search for a "miracle" drug, a hugh pharmaceutical company that will stop at nothing to be the first to get their hands on it, the action is nonstop. View 2 comments.
The science involved was absolutely fantastic, and I loved every second of it. Don't worry if you don't know much science though because it's all explained really well as you're reading. I also love to come across characters with my last name. Kelly and Frank O'Brien for the win. It definitely kept me on my toes for the whole duration learning about the native cultures and the different elements of the Amazon rain forest, not to mention all the crazy in [4 Stars] I thoroughly enjoyed this novel!
It definitely kept me on my toes for the whole duration learning about the native cultures and the different elements of the Amazon rain forest, not to mention all the crazy intense trials the characters have to go through.
It's brutal. I think, for a thriller, this book took me longer to get through than I expected. It's just over pages, so it's really not very lengthy. I also didn't fall in love with the characters Manny and Tor Tor being the exceptions. I just didn't feel for them if - no, when something terrible would happen to them.
I definitely recommend it, and I hope to pick up some more James Rollins books in the future. Aug 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I bought this book because the author has a reputation for weaving geography into his writing, and being a geographer myself, I wanted to see how well geographic themes worked.
If you are familiar with Clive Cussler, then these novels will resonate. Nathan Rand is this novel's "Dirk Pitt," an intrepid scientist who sets out on an expedition to discover how a former soldier makes it out of the Amazon covered up in cancer yet, miraculously, has regrown a limb.
Said soldier was the sole survivor of I bought this book because the author has a reputation for weaving geography into his writing, and being a geographer myself, I wanted to see how well geographic themes worked. Said soldier was the sole survivor of an expedition to the Amazon whose members also included Rand's father, who never returned to civilization.
I'm not particularly picky about my fiction, especially "fun" fiction, such as novels like these. Action is fast-paced, and the body count mounts early. Episodes of violence reach nearly ridiculous levels, stretching the imagination a little. These are not fantasy books, but yes, in a way, they are. Rollins definitely uses some literary license in pursuit of an interesting story, for sure.
That is where Rollins, Crichton, and Cussler sort of ride in their prose. Rollins also melds together many current themes, cancer research, deforestation, the loss of biodiversity and the impact on disease research, and the treatment of native peoples. His characters are often found eloquently speaking about the dangers of cutting down the rain forest, how many species are lost, and the loss of research material that could potentially alleviate current or future diseases of mankind.
And, in the process, people get shot, killed, eaten, shot and eaten, eaten and burned, shot and partially eaten and blown-up, and turned into fertilizer. If you've got a plane-ride, bus-ride, or an extended hospital stay, and you want something to keep your attention for a while, this book might do it. Jun 09, Tanner rated it liked it. Even though I gave this book three stars.
For the most part I did find myself enjoying the story. It was an interesting read unlike most of the other books I read. You follow main character Nathan Rand and his adventures. You also follow the O'briars Kelly and Frank. And the characters were my biggest problem with this story.
They were very bland. And I did not connect to any of there story's what so ever. And for me liking and connecting with the characters is a huge thing for me when I read a Even though I gave this book three stars. And for me liking and connecting with the characters is a huge thing for me when I read a book.
My other big problem with the book is that it was a little long. And at certain points it bad way to much filler and things that just didn't need to be there. While I did mention the length being a negative the book was a fast read for being five pages short of a page book.
Overall I did enjoy this book and I do plan on reading more James Rollins because I did find this book overall being a good read. I just wish the characters were a little more well developed. Dec 30, Jason Parent rated it it was amazing.
Amazonia is the perfect cross between a high action horror-thriller and a smooth science fiction adventure tale. Yes, all those things. Read this. It's awesome. My only qualms was a somewhat rushed ending. Jun 29, Fuad Al Fidah rated it really liked it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Aug 28, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: Another awesome book by James Rollins who really knows how to churn out quality page turners.
Amazonia is a techno action adventure with some cool sf elements thrown in.
The main character is Nathan Rand Whose father died while on a mysterious expedition to the Amazon. Nathan is part of a large team sent in to discover what happened to the previous group and hopefully unravel the central mystery.
View all 3 comments. Aug 18, Alexander Draganov rated it it was amazing. Words fail me. This book is pure joy, right from the first, till the last page. Great adventure, great mysteries and great action, mixed with likeable heroes, awesome monsters and extremely villainous baddies.
And so much more The best from Rollins I have seen so far. View all 14 comments. Jul 07, Danny Tyran rated it liked it Shelves: