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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.
©2012 Michael McBride (P)2015 Michael McBride
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By ANGIE on 08-04-15

Couldn't Put It Down

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I started this book one afternoon and finished it the following day. I couldn't stop listening! <br/><br/>I'm much more into sci-fi. So this book was just enough "weird" to keep me interested.<br/><br/>The narrator did a fine job. There were no editing problems that I can recall.<br/><br/>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? <br/><br/>To sum it up, I highly enjoyed the book and give it 5 stars! <br/><br/>This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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By Frode on 07-07-15

FBI thriller with a TWIST!

You like FBI storeys? Oh you do? Then you will like this. This is a good FBI thriller from Michael McBride. I never read something from him, and i have lost out i understand after this book. I would recommend "Predatory Instinct" to any one who enjoys a great thriller. But this is a story with a Twist! Most because of this "creature" the FBI is chasing! Its when the Sfi elements comes inn i feel this book is at its best. I think this is a book all people will LIKE, but not love. The efforts of the FBI team is engading, but not fantastic. So not full pot.

Scott Thomas is fantastic! Not only fantastic, but he almost make the book better. I like his tone, way of talking and voice! He is really, really, really just OUT of my head the BOMB! So i would love to hear more from him. 9 hrs and 2 mins goes so fast i almost forgot to do something.

So i do recommend this book, and i would love to see more from Scott Thomas AND Michael McBride. I think we have a winner in both. I am not sure what more you can wish for! Maybe i BIT better Story, but its not far away from full 5 out of 5!

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com"

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By sarahmoose2000 on 07-17-15

"The Relic's" twin?

This dove straight into the plot, of some prehistoric cave-man/monster attacking researchers. You follow the deaths as the boat makes its way back Stateside. This was very similar to "The Relic" in that the beastie makes its home in the sewers; but still tense enough that you were on edge listening to it.

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By F on 07-10-15

a good try

Would you try another book written by Michael McBride or narrated by Scott Thomas?

yes. just because this one didn't click with me it doesn't mean other won't

Has Predatory Instinct: A Thriller put you off other books in this genre?

nope

What about Scott Thomas’s performance did you like?

it was good.

Was Predatory Instinct: A Thriller worth the listening time?

not really, sorry.

Any additional comments?

it was a good idea, just didn't liked the execution. don't feel bad, i had the same problema with david weber's Out of the Dark

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