Six-book deal for Orion

<p>Orion has signed best-selling thriller author James Rollins for a further six novels. </p><p>Deputy c.e.o Malcolm Edwards and publishing director Jon Wood acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to four adult novels and two young adult titles from Danny Baror of Baror International for an undisclosed sum. </p><p>Wood said: &quot;James Rollins is one of the most exciting thriller prospects in the world at the moment. He&#39;s already a massive bestseller in the US and we feel that his blend of cutting-edge science, amazingly original concepts and flat-out thriller pace means that he can achieve the same levels over here.&quot;</p><p>Two of the adult titles will continue Rollins&#39; Sigma Force series, with the first of the new acquisitions, <em>The Doomsday Key</em>, scheduled for release in July 2009. </p><p>The other two adult titles will be standalone thrillers, which Orion hopes will &quot;bring Rollins to an even wider audience&quot;. They will both be published over the next 12 months, with <em>Altar of Eden</em> due in November. </p><p>The young adult titles launch a new series for Rollins featuring &quot;teenage adventurer&quot; Jake Ransom. The first title, <em>Jake Ransom and the Skull King&#39;s Shadow</em>, will be published December 2009, with the second due out in April 2010.&nbsp; </p><p>Wood added: &quot;The fact that we will publishing two big adult titles every year now means that we can grow him all the quicker. We are already selling over 100,000 copies of each novel and we expect much more to come.&quot;<br />&nbsp; </p>