Book Review: Map of Bones by James Rollins

Well hello there! Today I’ll be giving a recap of the thriller novel Map of Bones by James Rollins.

For those who don’t know, this is the first encounter with SIGMA Force’s own Grayson Pierce. He’s an extremely knowledgeable agent who handles high intensity moments as if they were happening in slow motion. Pierce leads a team comprised of his agency and the Vatican after a long time hidden religious group murders people while stealing a holy relic from a Church. Said relic is believed to be bones of one of the Three Magi, or wise men.

Grayson inevitably comes across the lovely Rachel Verona who is a Lieutenant of the caribinieri. As any thriller novel would have it, her interest in Grayson grows through each and every part of the quest through the Seven Wonders of the World.

Anyways, the science/history combination keeps the action in line. At no point does it feel as if it’s been too high octane for too long. There’s quite a bit to be learned from this novel! But of course, there’s times where my eyes couldn’t process the words on the page fast enough to keep up with the thrill of the moment.

Overall, if you’ve read anything by James Rollins prior to this novel, you won’t be surprised with the extra research that goes into every factoid offered. It’s like Raymond Khoury-esque facts intensity meets Dan Brown’s action pace. Map of Bones gets three out of five stars  in my book. I look forward to more of Grayson Pierce.

As always, thank you for reading!


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