With now having read the third book in a series by James Rollins, he is now officially part of my rotation.
Black Order is a nice mix of action adventure, thriller, and science fiction. It is certainly not (high brow) literature but it is good for relaxing a couple of hours. Even though the characters (within a given book) still remain a bit flat, over the course of several novels in the series there is now some noticeable character development.
And even though I did not want to think (much) while reading the (such a) book, there was an interesting take on intelligent design.
Two things annoyed me.
First, the publisher should spend some money on a foreign language editor before a book is printed. There are some foreign language words and phrases (as it happens, most of them in German) that are just plain wrong. At least once I could only get the meaning after trying to conceive how an automatic translation would translate that phrase. At any rate, the title of the book should be translated correctly: And no, “Black Order” is not “Schwarzer Auftrag.”
Second, the book could have ended one supernatural experience earlier.