Going by the pen name of James Rollins, James Paul Czajkowski was born on August 20, 1961 in Chicago Illinois. He is an American writer of mystery, techno-thriller and action -adventure /thriller novels. The former Sacramento, California vet uses a combination of research, imagination and experiences from his travels all over the world to pen explosive and eye-opening books that keep readers turning pages. His experiences in scuba diving and as an amateur spelunker have aided him in writing content for his novels as well. He has also used his James Clemens alias to publish fantasy novels like, Wit’ch Storm, Wit’ch Gate, Shadowfall,(2005) Hinterland(2006), Wit’ch Fire, Wit’ch War, and Wit’ch Star.
Order of Jake Ransom Series
|1||Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of James Rollins Standalone Novels
|1||Subterranean||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||Excavation||2000||Description / Buy|
|3||Deep Fathom||2001||Description / Buy|
|4||Amazonia||2002||Description / Buy|
|5||Ice Hunt||2003||Description / Buy|
|6||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (TM)||2008||Description / Buy|
|7||Altar of Eden||2009||Description / Buy|
|8||Kowalski's in Love (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Order of the Sanguines Series
|1||City of Screams||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Blood Gospel||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Blood Brothers||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Innocent Blood||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Blood Infernal||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Sigma Force Series
|1||Sandstorm||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Map of Bones||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Black Order||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||The Judas Strain||2007||Description / Buy|
|5||The Last Oracle||2008||Description / Buy|
|6||The Doomsday Key||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||The Devil Colony||2010||Description / Buy|
|8||The Skeleton Key||2011||Description / Buy|
|9||Bloodline||2012||Description / Buy|
|10||Tracker||2012||Description / Buy|
|11||The Eye of God||2013||Description / Buy|
|12||The 6th Extinction||2014||Description / Buy|
|13||The Midnight Watch||2015||Description / Buy|
|14||The Bone Labyrinth||2015||Description / Buy|
|15||Crash and Burn (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|16||The Seventh Plague||2016||Description / Buy|
|17||Ghost Ship (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|18||The Demon Crown||2017||Description / Buy|
|19||The Hammer of Witches||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of The Banned and the Banished Series
|1||Wit'ch Fire||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Wit'ch Storm||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||Wit'ch War||2000||Description / Buy|
|4||Wit'ch Gate||2001||Description / Buy|
|5||Wit'ch Star||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Tucker Wayne Series
|1||The Kill Switch||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||War Hawk||2016||Description / Buy|
James had a rather blue collar upbringing in Chicago, Illinois. His father worked at Libby’s canning plant while his mother stayed home with his six siblings. He has joked that his life was similar to that of the Brady Bunch. His family ended up moving from Chicago and he graduated from high school in Ballwin, Missouri. He would go on to the University of Missouri-Columbia where he graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He moved to Sacramento, California where he opened his own veterinary practice in the mid-1980s.
The work as a veterinarian who owned his own practice was really hard. James would work 14-18 hour days and in the ten years of owning the practice, he only had three weeks of vacation total. During this time he would write in his free time or on his lunch hour with animals all around him. With the success of his writing, he has flipped the script and now works just part-time as a veterinarian while concentrating on his writing full-time.
James Rollins is the brains behind international thrillers that have so far been translated into more than forty world languages. The sigma series has unveiled some of the world’s unseen parts, historical secrets and scientific breakthroughs; all done with what can only be described as stunning insight and at breakneck speed. The Sigma series has ten thrillers namely The Doomsday Key, The Devil Economy, The Last Oracle, Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Eye of God and the 6th Extinction, The Doomsday Key,and The Judas Strain. He has also written six individual adventure thrillers.
There are also two the Jake Ransom series which are middle grade adventures: Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow as well as Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx. He also co-authored some work with Grant Blackwood in the Tucker Wayne series adventures: The Kill Switch and Wark Hawk. Another of his co-author is Rebecca Cantrell in the Sanguines series which is a best seller with books such as: City of Scream, The Blood Gospel, Blood Brothers, Innocent Blood and Blood Infernal.
Chronological Order of James Rollins Books
The chronological order of James Rollins novels match the publication order.
James Rollins Awards
James Rollins has received several awards for his work that has captured the interests of many fans. Among his awards are the Reviewers Choice Awards Thriller that he won for the Bone Labyrinth. The same book was also a top pick for the RT Book Reviews and got a starred review for the 2015 RT book list. The Doomsday Key 2009 Library Journal earned him a starred review. The Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow was nominated for the Bluebonnet Award while the Judas Strain was a finalist in the suspense category in the 2008 Audies. The sixth Extinction was a top pick in 2014 RT Book Reviews.
James Rollins Books into Movies
Dino de Laurentiis won the rights to produce the books in the Sigma series by Jame Rollins into a movie called Sigma Force. The film will not be adapting any of the novels but will focus on tackling a new story in the world so as to start a franchise. The series is mainly about a Department of Defense program beneath the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. The program is a secret and “killer scientists” use covert research and ops to handle scientific threats. However that was back in2 010 and de Laurentiis passed away soon after. It’s currently still listed as in development.
Best James Rollins Books
These are some of the best books by James Rollins by the reviews of readers on Amazon.
The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel: This novel will seek to answer a question that can only be termed as frightening: Was the United States founded on a lie? The truth lies in the ruins of a lost colony found in the Americas that disappeared in time and that a curse has sent into oblivion. Hence the title; The Devils Colony
The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel: In this book James Rollins provides an apocalyptic view of our future which is predicted by the past long gone. Rollins details the exploits of Commander Gray Pierce as he discovers the truth linking the Roman Empire and its fall, the establishment of Christianity to a weapon
The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force Novel: The book revolves around a military research station found in a remote area sending a frantic and distressed call that ends with a chilling command: Kill us all. When personnel from a nearby base get there they find everyone dead including the scientist. All living things including insects, plants, bacteria and animals found within for 50 miles are annihilated.
Godslayer Book One: Shadowfall: Another great series by Rollins is the Godslayer series and this is the first book. The people of the Nine Lands live peacefully under the guidance of their gods. When the goddess Meeryn is murdered, the peace that was holding the land together is shattered. A defrocked knight named Tylar de Noche witnessed the murder, but is now the main suspect. He’ll have to find the killer to prove himself innocent and hopefully bring peace back to the kingdom.
When Does The Next James Rollins book come out?
James Rollins doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Hammer of Witches and was released on December, 4th 2018. It is the newest book in the Sigma Force Series.