The fossilized remains of a previously unclassified hominin species are discovered in the Altai Mountains, prompting teams of scientists from around the globe to converge upon this isolated region of Siberia in search of further evidence to corroborate the revolutionary theory that a third protohuman ancestor coexisted with Neanderthals and primitive Homo sapiens.
What awaits them is anything but extinct.
FBI Special Agent Grey Porter leads the investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of a factory trawler of Russian origin off of the Washington Coast. He finds 12 bodies, all of them exsanguinated through ferocious bite wounds on their necks. According to the manifest, there should have been only 11.
Whatever killed them is no longer onboard.
Elena Sturm of the Seattle PD is assigned to patrol the waterfront renovation project on Salmon Bay. While rousting the homeless from the underground warrens of the massive construction site, she stumbles upon the corpse of a man whose wounds are identical to those of the victims aboard the ghost ship. Something has cut a bloody swath across the Pacific.
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Sorry, I couldn't deal with this one
Far better research
Less gratuitous politicizing
Not this author. I am starting an Alistair Reynolds scifi thriller now.
On balance, not a bad performance, given the almost trite material the performer had to work with. He can be somewhat bombastic at times, but certainly not a bad effort.
Anything to do with Seattle, and on board fish boats. Clearly the author is either taking massive creative license OR has never been on board a fish boat let alone visited Seattle.
I don't want to come across as petty, but I just couldn't handle the inaccuracies in this one.
I received this book in exchange for a fair and neutral review. I am disappointed in this offering. It was poorly researched, took far too much artistic license with places and things , and was overly political. Your mileage may vary, but this one really didn't work for me.
I can't recommend this one, and hope for better from this otherwise good team.
Couldn't Put It Down
I started this book one afternoon and finished it the following day. I couldn't stop listening!
I'm much more into sci-fi. So this book was just enough "weird" to keep me interested.
The narrator did a fine job. There were no editing problems that I can recall.
There were just a few little things that bothered me, but didn't detract from the 5 stars. In the beginning, there was a guy that got scratched and he became very ill. I was expecting him to turn into something or at least die. He was extremely sick, which was caused by the scratch. (At least I'm remembering it as a scratch. I don't think it was a bite.) Later on, the lead female character gets scratched, pretty severely and nothing happens. There's more time spent on describing the scratches, the talons going into her flesh like fish hooks, skin parting, talons gripping, hands curling, etc. Nothing else is mentioned. She doesn't get sick or even a band-aid. The following day, after a night's sleep, she's up and getting dressed up for a formal dance/mayor's shin-dig thing. Slices like that should have at least gotten some stitches. And now that I'm finished, I look at the book cover. I can see how they tried to make this look like one of them, but what about the teeth?
To sum it up, I highly enjoyed the book and give it 5 stars!
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