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Deep Fathom Mass Market Paperback – April 27, 2010
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"Suspenseful, energetic . . . enjoyable in its loving embrace of adventure novel traditions, its sturdy declarative prose, and its clever delineation of a fantastic setting. . . . It'll make the hours on the beach fly by". -- Publishers Weekly
From the Author
JAMES ROLLINS is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by scores of millions of readers around the world.
The Critics Rave
The New York Times says that his "roguish charm comes from his efforts to persuade readers the story is credible [through] real-life sources for his novel's science, history and geography." Rollins' rare blend of action, suspense, and knowledge was also mentioned by the Huffington Post, which stated that "After Crichton passed away in 2008 he clearly passed the baton to James Rollins, who like Crichton, is a renaissance man."
NPR calls his work "adventurous and enormously engrossing..." and the New York Journal of Books had this to say: "If you're a fan of smart, entertaining adventure fiction, this is your summer beach read writ large....All the science, all the history, and all the locations are masterfully intertwined. The characters are multi-dimensional. And the story is, well, a corker."
The Story Teller's Story
As a boy immersed in the scientific adventures of Doc Savage, the wonders of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and pulps such as The Shadow, The Spider, and The Avenger, James Rollins decided he wanted to be a writer. He honed his storytelling skills early, spinning elaborate tales that were often at the heart of pranks played on his brothers and sisters.
Before he would set heroes and villains on harrowing adventures, Rollins embarked on a career in veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Missouri and establishing a successful veterinary practice. This hands-on knowledge of medicine and science helps shape the research and scientific speculation that set James Rollins books apart.
Explosive Page-Turning Adventures
The exotic locales of James Rollins novels have emerged as a hybrid between imagination, research, and his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe, as well as New Zealand, the South Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Recent jaunts include book tours and stops across the country and several European nations to give talks, seminars, and media interviews.In recent years, much of James' travel has involved meeting readers in small and large groups, at writing and fan conferences, and even aboard seagoing "seminars." James' mentoring and coaching skills have made him a sought after writing instructor and guest speaker for workshops, symposia, conventions, and other forums throughout the country.
James Rollins is the author of nine thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline, and The Eye of God); six individual adventure thrillers; and the Jake Ransom middle grade series (Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx.)
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Top Customer Reviews
I also liked how this story had two different locations, under the ocean, and then in the risen ruins of an ancient city. I think this added to the overall enjoyment of the book. Rather than just be stuck in the came cave, we jumped from undersea to ruins, back to undersea, to a naval battle...and so on. It kept things moving at a great pace.
I would say that this book is James Rollins' best work to date, and I cannot wait to read his next novel!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I usually love Rollins books, but I came to them later in his career, and this one is not a favorite at all. If you're an animal lover, pass. Read morePublished 3 days ago by MajorBaeb
Typical James Rollins book full of suspense you never know where I it's going to go or how it's going to end.
definitely recommend a good read
I always enjoy Rollins writing, especially the scientific content.Published 11 days ago by Shirley L. Knothe
I love all his books, his style hooks you after the first page. Great writer!Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is not the best James Rollins I've read. It's a little long winded between exciting and interesting parts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
James Rollins always created the most amazing easy to follow yet deep in character depth type novels. Love his books!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
James Rollins never disappoints me. I enjoyed every page filled with suspense and unforeseen twists.Published 2 months ago by Sandy Weaver