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The Seventh Plague

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Rollins

Narrated By: Christian Baskous

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: December 2016

Duration: 13 hours 11 minutes


If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened-could they happen again-on a global scale?

Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body-while he was still alive.

His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.

Are those plagues starting again?

Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor's body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist's only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what's left of her father's work, she discovers a puzzling connection tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer Henry Morgan Stanley.

To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear.

As the global crisis grows ever larger, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science-a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world's children . . . decimating humankind forever.


  • Dolores N

    Found the book very Intresting with a lot of action. Didn’t care much for the narrarator. He went fast at times and at other times couldn’t understand what he was saying. But all and all was not disappointed by another James Rollins book. Love the way he incorporates fact and fiction. Every book of his has had me on the edge of my seat

  • Doreen Berarducci

    The book was excellent. Who but James Rollins can write a tale involving the Bible, Tesla, Mark Twain, elephants, Stanley and Livingston? I have read other books by this author and was never disappointed. I agree with the reviewer who said the narrator went too fast, not consistently, mostly in the beginning. I thought he did some character accents well , Noah for instance. In the end I got comfortable with his voice, it wouldn't deter me from purchasing another book that he narrates.

  • Parnell Hagerman

    Narrator went way too fast and inflections in his voice were strange, accent made it hard to understand. Will never download a book with this narrator.

  • Mary Anne Newby

    Interesting premise dealing with the Biblical plagues. I enjoyed the twist put to the ancient plague stories which makes one stop to think things over again.