"The Last Oracle"
by James Rollins
Paperback, 462 pages
A James Rollins novel is one you reach for when you just want to curl up and burn some pages with a good adventure. Mixing strange facts with plausible ideas, Rollins has carved out a well-known niche that keeps readers coming back. Pages filled with plot twists and thrilling ducks and dodges that longtime readers have come to expect.
"The Last Oracle" finds a secret organization located in the mountains near Chernobyl planning to take over the world by using savant children who have shown a talent for strong intuitions and accurate premonitions. This mystery adventure includes over-the-top cold war experiments, under-reported nuclear waste sites, and the Sigma Force left to figuratively clean up the mess. The story is a fascinating and enjoyable adventure with enough action and louies to keep the reader on their toes. Not in my top five, but still one heck of a ride.
"I Can See For Miles" - The Who ("'Pop Go the Sixties" 1969)