The Devil Colony - James Rollins

The Devil Colony

By James Rollins

  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,197 Ratings


From James Rollins, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series, comes another electrifying combination of suspense, history, science, action, and ingenious speculation.

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery—hundreds of mummified bodies—stir international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts about the bodies’ origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.

During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly: burned to ash in a fiery explosion in plain view of television cameras. All evidence points to a radical group of Native Americans, including one agitator, a teenage firebrand who escapes with a vital clue to the murder and calls on the one person who might help: her uncle, Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force.

To protect his niece and uncover the truth, Painter will ignite a war across the nation’s most powerful intelligence agencies. Yet, an even greater threat looms as events in the Rocky Mountains have set in motion a frightening chain reaction, a geological meltdown that threatens the entire western half of the U.S.

From the volcanic peaks of Iceland to the blistering deserts of the American Southwest, from the gold vaults of Fort Knox to the bubbling geysers of Yellowstone, Painter Crowe joins forces with Commander Gray Pierce to penetrate the shadowy heart of a dark cabal, one that has been manipulating American history since the founding of the thirteen colonies.

But can he discover the truth—one that could topple governments—before it destroys all he holds dear?


  • Weak military team

    By frjeffgatlin
    Sigma Force must be the worst kept secret in the American security forces. The guild knows their every step and is always a step ahead. The only way Sigma succeeds is ludicrous three man attacks against whole hordes of mercenaries. Once you read one book, it is pretty much the same thing over and over again.
  • The Devil Colony

    By Bamma342
    Fantastic book! I am astounded by the facts and research that went into this book to make such a great work of believable fiction. I loved the characters and the action and suspense were never-ending. A GREAT READ!!!
  • The Devil Colony

    By Ugotbupkis
    Rather far fetched. A real reach in order to develop action and some sort of suspense. Seems like a filler novel just to keep the a commitment to the publisher or cash flowing. One step above a middle school novel.
  • The Devil Colony

    By nolan1966
    A very good book. Alot of action....I love the Sigma Series. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
  • Another great read

    By builder15
    I have read a good portion of James Rollins books and they have not disappointed. The historical tie in to this fiction book was fascinating. Looking forward to the next book(s).
  • Good read

    By Pj Loaderman
    Another great book from JR...I still put the last Oracle as his best...and I'd put Judas Strain ahead of this book but it was still very entertaining to read and I look forward to his next two books...keep them coming JR
  • Devil Colony

    By Llhughes
    Kept my interest but not too complicated. Surprised to see Columbia, TN pop up. I work there. I would definitely recommend.
  • Awesome

    By jasonchristopher76
    Rollins always brings it. Great read and full of action, science and intrigue. Mixing fact with fiction. Can't wait to read bloodline.
  • The Tao of Rollins

    By Taoistbear
    Superb! Mastery in continuing the Sigma series ever forward. The blending of fact and fiction into an enlightening and entertaining read only gets more poignant with each new book in this series.
  • Fun Read

    By SciTeach3
    Being a science teacher I totally love the whole "scientists with gun" approach to the Sigma series. I appreciate how well Rollins weaves in history and science I to his novels. That being said, The Devil Colony was a fun read but definitely not the best in the Sigma series. Painter Crowe is a really good character but he is definitely not a lead character so it kind of came across as awkward switching from two different story lines. If you're a Sigma fan, it is still a good read but if you are new to this series, definitely start at the beginning or else you probably will not be anxiously waiting for the next one like I am.