The Last Oracle (Mass Market Paperbound)
June 2008 Indie Next List
“Peter David takes a huge risk in attempting a reimagining of the Peter Pan story and succeeds brilliantly in this deeply touching fantasy about the pain we all encounter on the road to adulthood.”
— Katie Glasgow, Mitchell Books, Fort Wayne, IN
In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi--is the key to a conspiracy that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity. For what if it were possible to bioengineer the next great prophet--a new Buddha, Muhammad, or even Jesus? Would this Second Coming be a boon . . . or would it initiate a chain reaction that would result in the extinction of humankind?
Vital seconds are ticking rapidly away as Pierce races across the globe in search of answers, one step ahead of ruthless killers determined to reclaim the priceless artifact. Suddenly the future of all things is balanced on the brink between heaven and hell--and salvation or destruction rests in the hands of remarkable children.
Will the past be enough to save the future?
About the Author
James Rollins is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Sigma Force series. Blending science and history his action-adventure novels have been praised as "enormously engrossing" (NPR) and "smart, entertaining adventure fiction" ("New York Journal of Books"). Before pursuing a writing career he obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful practice in California. He currently resides in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
“Lots of absorbing scientific information and tantalizing sentences.”
“Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action to create rousing stories of adventure that are as exciting as any movie.”
“Once again, the action is nonstop.”
“The perfect escape novel, an edge of-your-seat read.”
“Rollins has outdone himself with this fabulous mix of history, science, and adventure that will easily increase his growing number of fans.”
“Go out and buy James Rollins’s latest saga. He just keeps getting better and better.”
-The Barnstable Patriot