By M.J. Rose

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    Indie Next List. Intriguing, absorbing, and utterly captivating, Seduction will leave you begging for a sequel." —Books & Books "Mysterious, haunting, and tragic, Seduction emerges as a suspenseful alchemy of potent ingredients, beautifully blended, that ignites your senses and leaves you aching for more." (Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ) "Seduction is an absolute pleasure to read -- clever, suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, learned, and engrossing. Some of the best historical fiction I've read in quite some time and just plain reading fun. M.J. Rose is at the top of her game, and that is saying something." (David Liss, bestselling author of The Twelfth Enchantment )

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    THE REINCARNATIONIST. Starred Library Journal Review. Starred Publisher's Weekly Review. Booksense Pick for September and 2007 Highlight List. "A fascinating story of reincarnation that is one of the year's most ambitious and entertaining thrillers." - David Montgomery - Chicago Sun-Times

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Comments

book critic

this lastest book by Mr. Rollins is in my view point is his best work by far.he'll have to really outdo himself on his next book to surpass this one.

David Gray

Enjoyed Map Of Bones a lot!! Knew a little about superconducting and knew of the bending of gravity per Einstein. Will have to read parts again to better understand the religious and technical interplay. The archvillon, Raoul, deserved the end he received! Keep writing, James, love your novels.

Kity_

I love the Da Vinci Code, and Dan Brown as a writer, don't get me wrong, but Map of Bones is nothing like it. Unless of course you have never read ANY adventure novel and then maybe it is slightly similar since both deal with history, the church, and a secret society. For those of us that love adventure novels, they are all quite different. Just because there is one secret society, doesn't mean there aren't more. Who wrote somewhere that there can only be one and if its in a book it must be tied to that other one? Wake up people sheesh, these books are nothing alike. I read one review that stated that the book was exactly like the Da Vinci Code, right down to the churches in rome they visted. Umm...hello you are confusing books that was Angels and Demons, besides, so far they have only spent 30 pages of the 300+ page book in Rome. I think I liked Rollin's new book even better because it also dealt with Egypt. It also crossed more countries, and had more action. I love action. Anyway, just wanted to tell James to keep up the good work, and I think I liked it better than Dan Brown's books (it does deal with Egypt after all).

ziggy

I just finished reading Map of Bones- loved it, absolutely loved it! Throughout my read I couldn't wait to finish it, but at the same time I wanted to take it slow to savor every word. Can't wait to read James Rollins' other books!!!

Rick

I currently own and have read all of James Rollins books. I look foreward to reading the latest journey into the unknown.

leslie lloyd

Enjoyed this book very much. Liked it better than "Da Vinci Code" Looking forward to author's next book.

Ingrid Gottsche

Dear Mr. Rollins: When are Excavation, Deep Fathom and Subterranean coming in Hard Copy?. Those were the best books!! A pity they came out in cheap paperback......I have all your books and enjoyed them very much! Currently I am in the middle of Map of Bones...WOW!!

Leto

mr. Rollins

i find that you are a superb writer but i was dissapointed with map of bones. i found that in the ees of a non-chatolic i didnt find the book as enteraining as sandstorm.
i know you will argue that all your books have had relgion and i agree but map of bons was almost compleatly based on the catholic religion. i foud yor best books so far to be sandstorm and amazonia. please in your future continure to write your books and continue to add religion but only to a cirtain extent.

Jeremy Johnson

Mr. Rollins:I just finished reading Map of Bones. It is one of the best books I have ever read. As an avid reader that is saying alot. Your knowledge and study of the catholic faith and history captivated and astounded me. I am also enthralled with Sigma I hope you write future books and continue the story of Painter Crowe and Gray Pierce. Thank you for peeking my imagination.

Daniela

Mr. Rollins,

I would like to express my satisfaction of all of your books!!!
Thank you very much for the intresting and wonderfull stories, that you tell. I have read all of your books and I may say that I am addicted to them... I have read all of Dan Brouwn`s books, but yours are much better and interesting then his...
Thank you very much, again for the best books I ever read:)
P.S. Please, excuse my English..I`m Bulgarian girl and I am still improving it.

Daniela

Mr. Rollins,

I would like to express my satisfaction of all of your books!!!
Thank you very much for the intresting and wonderfull stories, that you tell. I have read all of your books and I may say that I am addicted to them... I have read all of Dan Brouwn`s books, but yours are much better and interesting then his...
Thank you very much, again for the best books I ever read:)
P.S. Please, excuse my English..I`m Bulgarian girl and I am still improving it.

MI

Map of bones was amazing... I hated it to end..As I do with all your books. They take me on a journey like no other .. one of exotic places and history that makes one step back and question their belief system! I have always wanted to discover secrets that would change the whole of our history as we know it. unfortunatly I could't be an archeologist as I dreamed , your books do what I cannot and I thank you so much!!!

barry trost

In map of bones you had a cross that was magnetized and a shell casing was drawn to it. Most shell casing are made of brass and not affected by magnets. Loved all your books!!!!! keep up the good work
barry t.

Lei

I am currently working my way through all Mr. Rollins books, and have loved everyone of them. Can't wait to read Map Of Bones, though it will make me sad as well, because I will have to wait until you write your next one. Just keep writing and I will keep reading them...thanks for the wonderful journeys you have taken me on in your writing. Peace and Light

Mark

Liking the book so far, but one thing bothered me: Dante's Divine Comedy was originally written in Italian, not Latin. :)

Carrie

I loved this book - and all of your other books as well. I find your writing to be extremely unique in that your books not only merge science with adventure, they also truly explore fantasy. Oh, and Dan Brown is an excellent author but I wouldn't consider your books to be similar to his. Reading a Dan Brown book when in the mood for a James Rollins book is like eating a sugar cookie when you're in the mood for chocolate. It's delicious, but it's just not the same...

Joe Holtgrewe

James, I thoroughly enjoyed every one of your books - although I have yet to read 'Map of Bones' - I am anxiously awaiting its Paperback release. My favorite is 'Ice Hunt'. After reading it, I loaned it to a friend, then in turn he loaned it to a friend, and so on...by the time the book got back to me it was quite dog-earred and resembled a small cauliflour. Not to worry, I purchased a new copy to re-read. Thanks for your stories and keep the thought processes flowing.

Jonathan Bolson

I have read all of your books, and enjoyed them greatly. The only problem I had with them was that I couldn't put them down and would end up staying up long into the night not tired at all of reading like I usually do before I go to sleep. The deal with that is I would end up oversleeping and almost always being late for work. While I was in Iraq I got my room mate into reading. His first book he read was "Subterainian" the funny part about it was he also couldn't put your book down, and would get so interested into the plots of this book and all of your other books avaliable at the time, that he would get so agitated (seems like the best description) whenever the adventure was really getting intense and the next paragraph, page, or chapter would completly go into another area of the story and then again when that part of the story started to pick up you went back to the previous area. It definitly brought a lot of humor in seeing his reactions and definitly made the time pass and make the trip to Iraq seem shorter.

Tina

Started Map of Bones at 6:00pm, finished it at 1:30pm... now my husband isn't talking to me and it's all your fault Mr. Rollins. Thanks for a great read!

Christine

I just finished Map of Bones at 4am and it was better then the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It was exciting from the very begining. Anyone who says this book is just like the Da Vinci Code is obviously confused. Map of Bones barely deals with the same subject. If it's going to be compared to a Dan Brown book, then it would have to be Angels and Demons, which centers around the Vatican. But after having read both, which are both very good, Map of Bones stands out as a better story overall. I'm going to recommend this to all my friends, but I'm going to tell them to read Sandstorm first, so that they can better appreciate Map of Bones.

michael

I read Map of Bones two times. A great adventure taken in different religious part of the world. Marvelous!! If a producer make a movie base on this story, it will be no. 1.

RC

Picked up Map of Bones because it looked interesting. This is definately a good start. It gets you from the start. I've only read a 120 pages so far. I've spent a lot of time on the internet getting more background on the subjects mentioned so far, that I'm behind in reading. I'm trying to make a list so I can just read the book and then go back and research. Now, if the other books are as good, I have to make a trip to a bookstore!!!!!
So Far, So Good:}

Melissa Steinkraus

As a former manager of a large book store chain, I had the opportunity to read alot of fantastic books. The main perk of my job was reading the advance copies that we received every so often from publishers. My life changed one day when I picked up Amazonia from the masses of paperbacks and hardcovers. I admit, it took me a couple of months to get started on it, but when I did, I couldn't put it down. It was simply the best book that I had read in my book career. I have read all of your books, and have passed them on to family and friends. I just finished Sandstorm and Map of Bones and much to my delight, they were fantastic.
I have since moved on with my career, but one thing that will never change, will be me picking up every single one of your books as soon as they are released.
Authors such as yourself are greatly appreciated, and make books selling easy.

RC

I'm back. Finished "Map of Bones" after work Friday. A very good read. The religios story line - not as good as Dan Brown, but the constant adventure and other story line keeps the book moving at a very fast pace. He is definetly in the same league as Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver, Lillian Jackson Brown (yes I'm a cat lover - the "TCW" books are a fun read and only take about 2 hours.), and others of today.

Sat. got another 5 of his books.

Read Subterranean yesterday. Great!! James Rollins is now at the top of my read list.

Now on to "Excavation".

neoms21

WOW was the reaction when i completed the book and I felt so relieved that i did not miss out on such gem of a book. Kudos to you Mr Rollins for this, I'll be waiting for your new book to come in market........ way to go

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