Crucible

Crucible

A Thriller

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After his home is attacked and his pregnant girlfriend is kidnapped, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force confront deep spiritual mysteries tracing back to the Spanish Inquisition.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062381781
0062381784
Branch Call Number: F ROLLINS
Characteristics: xiv, 461 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

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axeman
Mar 11, 2019

This one starts off with a bang and moves fast from there. I really enjoyed it. One of his best I think.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 23, 2019

James Rollins delivers another fast paced, globe trotting action/ adventure/ thriller featuring our Sigma force hero's.

Usually I love sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see how they save the world but this one was not my favourite. I felt like it was a little choppy because of the way the story was broken up into several different points of view and it contained quite a bit of technical jargon. On the other hand, it was a great premise and I do look forward to his next one.

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AlmadenAFS
Feb 16, 2019

Without a doubt I'd rank this one of his top two books.The subject chosen keeps the novice and techie reader plowing through this book. Throw in his mix of religion and AI and it becomes a can't put down read. Bravo James.

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MEnstone
Feb 06, 2019

Oh dear. I've page-turner charged through all of Rollins' previous novels, thoroughly enjoyed them from way back when he was a directly-to-paperback author. This one never hooked me in, and I gave up half way through. Not sure if I've changed, or if this novel has? It seems to follow the usual formulae, has the usual characters, just seemed "tired' somehow. Or, again, maybe that's me.

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cnsreader
Jan 30, 2019

Well, this was a great surprise from James Rollins! It’s always great to be back in the world of Sigma, Gray, Monk and Painter! But add in AI technology, saving the world, kidnapping, secret sects, good ole doom and gloom and we have one of the best Sigma Force novels yet!!

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janicet1946
Nov 07, 2018

Available 8 Jan 2019

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 23, 2019

“Uncertainty is a key aspect of human reasoning. Without uncertainty, we would never doubt ourselves or our decisions. We would be certain that we’re right all the time. It’s this certainty that can make an AI’s ability to learn turn brittle over time. But if an AI is uncertain and capable of doubt, it can begin to judge itself, to question whether an action or decision will have the consequence it desires and test it more thoroughly.”

ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 23, 2019

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” —Arthur C. Clarke, 1962, from his essay “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination”

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