The Seventh Plague by James Rollins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
While maybe a bit of a come-down from its predecessor, last year's stellar Sigma novel The Bone Labyrinth, The Seventh Plague is nevertheless every bit as action-packed and classically James Rollins as you can expect from a Sigma book. From coming up with pretty plausible scientific explanations for the Biblical ten plagues of Egypt to involving real-world historical figures (namely, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla, an unusual combination that most, even with some level of historical Genre Savvy, wouldn't really see coming) and of course adding in some good old modern-day sci-fi horror (don't ever let Andrew Smith read this book, okay?), Rollins delivers once again on the ass-kicking and name-taking like few other authors of his genre can.
And on a personal note, I thought it was really great to see Safia Al-Maaz show up and play a very important role again more than ten years after Rollins last featured her.
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