Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Freebie: Bloodline by James Rollins

Congratulations to Jennifer Spiegel, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer.

This week's book giveaway is Bloodline: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins. Released earlier this year by William Morrow, Bloodline is a thriller about medicine, genetics, and technology.  Here's the plot synopsis:  Galilee, 1025.  Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu--the staff of Jesus Christ--a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that promises to change humankind forever.  A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman.  Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission into the African jungle.  The woman is no rich tourist: she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, daughter of the U.S. president.  Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal which has been manipulating events throughout history...and now challenges the current presidency.  For this unique mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane.  But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal, as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions.  And the danger is only beginning...Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries...a scheme that lies within our genetic code.  With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking:  Could you live forever?  Would you live forever?

If you'd like a chance at winning a copy of Bloodline, all you have to do is email your name and mailing address to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on Nov. 8at which time I'll draw the winning name.  I'll announce the lucky reader on Nov. 9.  If you'd like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week Quivering Pen newsletter, simply add the words "Sign me up for the newsletter" in the body of your email.  Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).

Want to double your odds of winning?  Get an extra entry in the contest by posting a link to this webpage on your blog, your Facebook wall or by tweeting it on Twitter.  Once you've done any of those things, send me an additional e-mail saying "I've shared" and I'll put your name in the hat twice.

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