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From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a thrilling short story that delves deep beneath the city of Paris to a dark necropolis, where the only means for escape is…The Skeleton Key.

Seichan is ripped out of the Sigma series for an adventure all her own—but can she survive? The beautiful and elusive assassin wakes in a hotel in Paris with a deadly electronic collar fastened to her throat. Joined by a boy who is similarly threatened, she must rescue the son of a hated enemy, who has fallen under the sway of the nefarious leader of an apocalyptic cult. To survive, she must venture into the dark world beneath the City of Lights, into the infamous catacombs of Paris. Caught between two enemies, she must fight for her life…while time ticks down toward a fiery apocalypse. But in the dark, surrounded by the moldering bones of the dead, even success does not equal survival. In the end, the only true hope for the world lies in a stunning act of betrayal.

Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the first 70 pages of The Devil Colony, where a clue unlocked by The Skeleton Key will play a key role.

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The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive
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The Skelton key, James Rollins
May 24th, 2015
Here we have two short stories , A Temple Solaire group with mass suicides, human sacrifice, murder of infants. Working to a disaster in Utah concerning indians past history . To The guild to the founding of America.
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Was just getting into it when it ended
May 6th, 2015
Really like James Rollins but this left me wanting more. This book ended without any conclusion . A tease.
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The skeleton key
February 13th, 2015
Fascinating- an excellent read. It kept whetting your appetite for more. After finishing it I couldn't wait to read the Devil Colony.
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The Skeleton Key
February 7th, 2014
This short left me wanting more of the story.
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January 5th, 2014
Fast paced with a hint of well- researched facts... Can't wait to read more of his writings.
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1 review
Good intro to The Devils Colony!
May 12th, 2013
Great! All James Rollins books are very good and capture and keep your attention throughout the book!
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