We are thrilled to welcome best-selling author James Rollins here at Volumes on tour for his newest addition to the Sigma Force series — The Demon Crown.
James will be in conversation with best-selling thriller/suspense novelist Jamie Freveletti.
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THE DEMON CROWN
To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop a primordial threat from decimating life as we know it.
Combining elements of scientific speculation, military suspense, threats of global destruction, and the sheer
wonder of a truly unexplored realm, THE DEMON CROWN (William Morrow hardcover, ISBN
9780062381736, $28.99, on sale December 5, 2017) has all the trademark aspects that make a
quintessential Sigma thriller while possessing an individuality and inventiveness all its own. Clancy put
military thrillers on the map; Turow did the same for legal thrillers; Robin Cook was the pioneer of medical
thrillers; Crichton, the creator of speculative science thrillers; and Dan Brown, took religious, code breaking
thrillers to soaring heights. All incredibly innovative, creative writers, but what they did was set the stage
for one author, who combines elements of many of these genres into groundbreaking, unparalleled
masterpieces of fiction: JAMES ROLLINS.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Rollins doesn’t try to rip his plots from breaking news—he often
predicts it. While his works are all firmly grounded in the authenticity of human struggle, and based on
dogged, meticulous research into cutting-edge science and unsolved historical mysteries, he takes you
beyond the confines of current events and challenges readers to stretch the limits of their imagination, to
embrace healthy skepticism about historical fact and speculate on where the future may be headed.
In the newest blockbuster thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author James Rollins,
THE DEMON CROWN, a terrifying secret dating back to the Civil War is unearthed beneath the National
Mall. It is a cache of bones preserved in amber and buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists
to protect humankind. The scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian
Institution, were safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is
linked to a horror from the ancient past, a horror that has remained dormant yet all too frighteningly alive
in the marrow of those bones—and has now been freed again to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
From a crystalline lab atop Mount Fuji to a verdant island off the Hawaiian Islands teeming with the “dark
matter of life,” Sigma Force must unlock a deadly mystery that winds back eons, to the very origins of life
on Earth. But with each discovery Sigma Force makes, the menace they hunt is spreading, changing,
growing, adapting—surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled.
With time running out, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To
eradicate this ancient threat and save humankind’s future he will have to team up with Sigma’s greatest
enemy—the newly resurrected Guild—even it if means sacrificing one of his own.
THE DEMON CROWN interlaces simultaneous plotlines that come together to exhume a threat that will
decimate humankind. Sigma must travel to disparate locations around the globe to find the key to
eliminating the menace. Rollins delivers an edge of your seat, breath in your throat, heart pounding new
thriller that provides a fresh, provocative way of looking at the biggest peril to the future of the world.
Author Bio: JAMES ROLLINS is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers,
translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top
crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In
each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs,
and historical secrets-- and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
Jamie Freveletti is a trial attorney, an avid runner and holds a black belt in
aikido, a Japanese martial art. After law school she lived in Geneva, Switzerland while obtaining a diploma in
International Studies. Back in Chicago, she represented clients in areas ranging from class actions for mass
salmonella poisoning to securities fraud. Her debut thriller Running from the Devil was chosen as a “Notable
Book” by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded “Best First Novel” by the International Thriller
Writers, awarded a Barry Award for “Best First Novel” by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, and nominated for a
Macavity Award for” Best First Mystery” by the Mystery Readers International and “Favorite First Novel of 2009”
by Crimespree Magazine. It has been translated into three languages and was an international bestseller.
Her second novel Running Dark released in June, 2010, hit both the Chicagoland and South Florida bestseller lists and the third novel in her series, The Ninth Day released in September, 2011 was chosen as one of the “Best Thrillers of 2011” by Suspense Magazine. The fourth in her series, Dead Asleep, released on October 30, 2012. In January, 2011, she was tapped by the Estate of Robert Ludlum to write the next in the Covert One series. She wrote Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal and her latest in that series, The Geneva Strategy, followed. She is a contributor for the non-fiction anthology, Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the
Wrongfully Convicted edited by Laura Caldwell, of the Life After Innocence project, and Leslie Klinger, author. She resides in Chicago where she is hard at work on the next novel.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. There are no age restrictions here at Volumes. Our only restriction is that you must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We're not going to lie — Wicker Park can be tricky. We are located 1.5 blocks from the Damen Blue Line stop. We are also located less than a mile from the Clybourn Metra Stop. Several bus route (Damen, North & Milwaukee) stop within a block of our store.
Street parking is mostly metered spots both on Milwaukee and the adjoining streets. Free non-permitted parking can be found surrounding the park just south of us.
What can I bring into the event?
Yourself! Books will be available for purchase at the event.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us by phone at 773-697-8066 or by email at [email protected]