"Think Thomas Harris, Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife's edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI - a futurist who helps the agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It's her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.
Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. "I've got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies," he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn't say.
What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible - someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who - and why - will take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicted - a new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.
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Very engaging kept driving extra to keep listening
Yes. Compelling, well paced story, but largest reason I would listen to it again is Xe Sands does a phenomenal job narrating the story. Felt like sitting around a campfire listening to someone tell a tale of legend and years gone by.
Ez Choi. For a somewhat minor character she had a lot of depth, seemed very real.
When Ez Choi is attacked in her lab. I liked the idea of the lab 'villan' the OBT being her savior.
Small creatures, big terror.
Must have audio book. This book would be a great read for anyone. But, it was made even better through the narration of Xe Sands. Perfect pairing of art and performer. She took the already compelling story and characters to another level.
- Christopher Uriah Braden
It was ok,
It had an interisting concept to it, somewhat. a decent sort of mystery, though falls into the trap of "Technical authority" going out to investigate and arrest people when they arent police or any sort of official like that. The "genetically engineered monster' (not your standard syfy channel type, and rather interesting actually) fails in places, especially when someone like me could think up several species that could do the job better without as much genetic modification.
The main character is... I dont know. Im unsure if she was written to be liked or not, but largely comes off as annoying and unlikable, she is suppose to be some "Female in charge" but is a panicky mess prone to wild mental breakdowns from past trauma that in the scope of things, isnt that horrible. not to diminish what happened, but people have had worse and are fine from it. So im not sure what the author wants me to feel about her. Other characters were good, and wouldnt mind seeing more about them, but the heroine just was not worth a story.
No. its an interesting mystery, but it just ends up lacking in the end.
maybe a c-grade syfy channel movie thats shown late at nigh.
- The Kindly One