Sigma Force #2
Release Date: 1st April, 2005
Publisher: Orion Fiction
Lauren recc'd this book to me for Epic Recs.
Okay so, this novel is in the vein of Dan Brown - tonnes of fast paced action, super intelligent people, ~conspiracies~ and of course, the love story involving the tough yet sensitive main male character and a strong yet vulnerable female character, who may be recurring, main or if you're reading Dan Brown, completely token and will never be heard of again after the novel ends. I actually really enjoy Dan Brown's novels (NOT Inferno, fuck that book forever) but Lauren and I will both tell anyone interested in reading pulp fiction for the first time that it has flaws.
So this book starts off with a massacre in a church, which is always fun, and something is stolen?? I dunno, but the special forces are called in because it is super serious business, okay. Sigma Force, who are like really, really smart people that have unique talents and come from varied professional backgrounds, are recruited to solve the mystery of the church massacre. Once on task, they quickly realise that conspiracies are afoot and we end up in the Vatican, home of all Conspiracies and Cover-Ups. Something about Magi?? I dunno, but then SCIENCE and LIQUID BODY ARMOUR (what the actual fuck) and ROMANCE, except that bit's really boring just ignore it you'll be better off trust me, VILLAINS and EXOTIC PLACES. Then secrets are revealed and everyone goes home happy.
The plot is extremely fast paced, with twists in like every chapter and the characters are fun if a bit undeveloped - it's a good novel for a rainy day or for people who enjoy Dan Brown but prefer the sciences to art history, for example. This is the second book in what, I think, is a pretty long series so maybe the more irritating parts of the story smooth themselves out, I don't know. It was fun although quite confusing, and it made a nice change from the sort of stuff I usually read.