The Bone Labyrinth - James Rollins

The Bone Labyrinth

By James Rollins

  • Release Date: 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 672 Ratings


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 mankind’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 ever—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 mankind’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 man’s dominance on this planet.

Only this time, Sigma will falter—and the world we know will change forever.


  • The Bone Labyrinth

    By Mt. Goat77
    Loved this book hard to put down can’t wait to read the next book. This was the best Sigma Force book I have read so far.
  • Fascinating, intriguing. . .

    By gleviathan
    A great story. I love Rollins use of scientific facts to weave his story and it definitely does leave one thinking about our origins. I have my own personal belief about our Great Leap Forward in intelligence. Rollins never directly implies where the so-called teachers gained their knowledge. He didn’t mention the possibility of extra-terrestrial involvement. Just another theory drawn from the evidence. . .
  • Bone Labrythin

    By OneLookout
    Good book
  • A fun read!!

    By SciTeach3
    Being a science teacher and a lover of adventure, I am always excited by another Sigma novel! This was a really fun read but not absolutely the best. I do love all the science at the backbone of these novels but this go round I found a few pieces seemed to be forced and unrelated. Don't get me wrong, it was still good but the two story arcs seemed to be a stretch in how they were connected. And I am not sure why Rollins has broken up the best buddy team in the spy world as it has been so long since Grey and Monk have teamed up. But I will for sure get my copy of the next Sigma book as soon as it is released.
  • Adventurous and compassionate

    By lindad2987
    This one kept me on the edge of my seat and crying at the compassion for the animals. Couldn't put it down.
  • Fantastic!

    By Czar1980
    The Bone Labyrinth was the first work of fiction that has me interested in reading the publications that support the storyline. Great read front to back.
  • Amazing!

    By Bryse
    This book was impossible to put down.
  • Worth it

    By Idkreader
    I usually just read free classics. I bought this book without even knowing who James Rollins is. The random gamble paid off. I don't think I've read a more complete book than this.
  • OMG, soo good!

    By Sarah Sanner
    Having never read anything by James Rollins, nor this series, this book is a non stop page turner, with amazing insight, science, history and a true thought prevoking book! I plan on going back and starting from book one in this series, but it can be read alone without losing anything from the series.
  • The Bone Labyrinth

    By Linda5225
    Love, loved, loved this extremely interesting story by James Rollins! He has an affinity for mixing fact and fiction together to make the most complex, intriguing stories! One of his most compelling reads yet!!