Review of Map of Bones

In James Rollins’ Map of Bones, gunmen enter a cathedral, shoot worshippers during the service, and steal ancient relics that have belonged to the Catholic Church for centuries. Sigma Force has been called in to investigate and recover the stolen artifacts, but will they be able to deliver the goods before the next mass murder?


Map of Bones is a well-written, well-researched thrill ride. The storyline is woven with rich historical detail and page-turning action that immerses the reader into both the ancient and modern worlds, while following characters who are sympathetic and surprising as they undertake a high-stakes adventure.


Map of Bones is the second in the Sigma Force Series and mixes a heavy dose of the Apocrypha with questionable theological suppositions which should not be taken as truth. In addition, readers may find some language objectionable. However, James Rollins is an excellent story-teller who knows how to mix myth and fact in an entertaining way. I enjoyed Map of Bones.


About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents, her dog, Roscoe, and kitty, Lily.
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