Crucible - James Rollins


By James Rollins

  • Release Date: 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,249 Ratings


In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to "unlock" her mind long enough to ask a few questions.

What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul?


  • Good read

    By labuff1955
    Another sigma read with historical background. Every time I read one of his books I google his information. It’s a great read
  • Excellent story telling

    By curlupandreadabook
    Absolutely riveting and absolutely terrifying.
  • Interesting but a little long

    By danmatras
    I thought the premise was extremely interesting and enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book. After that it seem to drag to the ending.
  • Unbelievable ..

    By PisceanOne
    So bad could not make past forts few chapters. Waste of good money!
  • Crucible

    By PaperLady01
    Excellent as always! Great story line! The fascination and future of AI technology is both scary and intriguing! I’m honestly not sure it’s a good thing, if there is no moral restraint and only information! What goes in can only come out!
  • Never a disappointment

    By Bigf00ted1
    Combining religion, medicine, science and fiction seamlessly, Rollins does it again. In this nail biting, edge of your seat adventure, the heroes we’ve come to love and the villain we’ve come to ... I’m not sure of my feelings for the villain ... take flight once again as a terrifyingly real future comes to reality in this fictitious world. If you like thrillers, mysteries, action, adventure and even a little romance, James Rollins is a author worth reading again and again.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By LawCat09
    It cost me some sleep.... I literally could not put it down. It’s a gut wrenching, heart pounding ride from beginning to end!!!!
  • So so spectacular

    By Can't read em fast enough!
    Another can’t turn the pages fast enough, heartbreaking at times, twisting and turning plots you never saw coming, all encompassing, nothing gets done besides reading till I’m done, jaw dropping ending, James Rollins masterpiece. Just loved it. Also, was lucky enough to meet him at a early release signing at The Poison Pen in Scottsdale and he’s such a wonderful person, highlight of the year.