Island 731

( 57 )

Overview

“Robinson puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau… One of the best Jurassic Park successors.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working on board the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by thirty miles of refuse,  the ship and its high tech ...

See more details below
Hardcover (First Edition)
$19.06
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$25.99 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (23) from $3.27   
  • New (13) from $5.49   
  • Used (10) from $3.27   
Island 731

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - First Edition)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

“Robinson puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau… One of the best Jurassic Park successors.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working on board the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by thirty miles of refuse,  the ship and its high tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm.

When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there. Even worse, the ship has been sabotaged, two crewman are dead and a third is missing. Hawkins spots signs of the missing man on shore and leads a small team to bring him back. But they quickly discover evidence of a brutal history left behind by the Island’s former occupants: Unit 731, Japan’s ruthless World War II human experimentation program. Mass graves and military fortifications dot the island, along with a decades old laboratory housing the remains of hideous experiments.

As crew members start to disappear, Hawkins realizes that they are not alone. In fact, they were brought to this strange and horrible island. The crew is taken one-by-one and while Hawkins fights to save his friends, he learns the horrible truth: Island 731 was never decommissioned and the person taking his crewmates may not be a person at all—not anymore.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Robinson (Secondworld) puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau. Oceanographer Avril Joliet, a member of the research vessel Magellan, which has been exploring a huge polluted area in the Pacific known as the Garbage Patch, makes an intriguing find—a loggerhead turtle whose body and shell are pinched in the middle. An autopsy reveals that the turtle’s stomach is distended to more than twice its normal size. Joliet and her colleagues later end up shipwrecked on an island, where they encounter even stranger creatures, unnatural hybrids that are hostile to human life. Joliet and Mark Hawkins, a gifted tracker and former park ranger, work frantically to keep themselves and the rest of the crew alive while searching for answers. Action and scientific explanation are appropriately proportioned, making this one of the best Jurassic Park successors and on a par with Warren Fahy’s Fragment. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
Praise for Island 731:

“Robinson puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau… One of the best Jurassic Park successors.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[Island 731's] premise is reminiscent of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, but the author adds a World War II back story...vivisection, genetic engineering, Black Ops, animal husbandry and mayhem. This is the stuff that comic books, video games and successful genre franchises are made of." — Kirkus

“Take a traditional haunted-house tale and throw in a little Island of Dr. Moreau and a touch of Clash of the Titans, and you wind up with this scary and grotesque novel. Robinson, a skilled blender of the thriller and horror genres, has another winner on his hands.” –Booklist

"A book full of adventure and suspense that shows ‘science’ in a whole new horrific light. This is one creepy tale that will keep you up all night! And it is so well written you will think twice before taking a vacation to any so-called ‘Island Paradise!’" — Suspense Magazine

Praise for SecondWorld:

“The popcorn novel of the summer has arrived, and Jeremy Robinson delivers an action fest that rivals the best of James Rollins, Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly… The combination of Mad Max, I Am Legend and Where Eagles Dare provides a fresh take on the end of the world that is riveting from the first page. SecondWorld is a guaranteed one-sitting read that would make a terrific summer movie.” –Associated Press

“Relentless pacing and numerous plot twists drive this compelling stand-alone from Robinson (Threshold)… Thriller fans and apocalyptic fiction aficionados alike will find this audaciously plotted novel enormously satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly

"A brisk thriller with neatly timed action sequences, snappy dialogue and the ultimate sympathetic figure in a badly burned little girl with a fighting spirit... The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller." — Kirkus Reviews

“Compellingly written… Gripping, propelled by expertly controlled pacing and lively characters…. Robinson’s punchy prose style will appeal to fans of Matthew Reilly’s fast-paced, bigger-than-life thrillers, but this is in no way a knockoff. It’s a fresh and satisfying thriller that should bring its author plenty of new fans.” —Booklist

"Another crisply plotted tale from the fertile imagination of Jeremy Robinson.  This one has it all, frozen Nazis, UFO crashes, Antarctica, and some really cool science.  Plan to hunker down for all-nighter with this one.  I did." –Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

"SecondWorld is far from second best. Jeremy Robinson's latest thriller is massive in scope and brilliantly apocalyptic. Here is a feat of storytelling that shocks as much as it exhilarates." —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Bloodline

"Robinson blends myth, science and terminal velocity action like no one else." –Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Nocturnal

"The year 2012 is synonymous with Doomsday, but what if the cause of the chaos to come was. . .Adolf Hitler?  Read SecondWorld, a new treat from Jeremy Robinson."

—Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of Meg & Grim Reaper: End of Days

"A harrowing, edge of your seat thriller told by a master storyteller, Jeremy Robinson’s SecondWorld is an amazing, globetrotting tale that will truly leave breathless." —Richard Doetsch, international bestselling author of Half-Past Dawn

 

"Just when you think that 21st-century authors have come up with every possible way of destroying the world, along comes Jeremy Robinson."

— New Hampshire Magazine

"Among writers of thrillers with scientific themes, Jeremy Robinson writes the best action. I'm including James Rollins here, folks. If Rollins is a 9 for action, Robinson is a 10."

— ScienceThrillers.com

Praise for Threshold:

“Jeremy Robinson’s Threshold is one hell of a thriller, wildly imaginative and diabolical, which combines ancient legends and modern science into a non-stop action ride that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours. Relentlessly gripping from start to finish, don’t turn your back on this book!” —Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact and Blasphemy

"With Threshold Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory.  Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy!  Highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The King of Plagues  and Rot & Ruin

Threshold is a blisteringly original tale that blends the thriller and horror genres in a smooth and satisfying hybrid mix.  With his new entry in the Jack Sigler series, Jeremy Robinson plants his feet firmly on territory blazed by David Morrell and James Rollins.  The perfect blend of mysticism and monsters, both human and otherwise, make Threshold as groundbreaking as it is riveting.” – Jon Land, New York Times bestselling author of Strong Enough to Die

“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins.” – Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Throne and The Prophecy

"Jeremy Robinson's Threshold sets a blistering pace from the very first page and never lets up. This globe-trotting thrill ride challenges its well-crafted heroes with ancient mysteries, fantastic creatures, and epic action sequences. For readers seeking a fun rip-roaring adventure, look no further." —Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Ark

"In Robinson's wildly inventive third Chess Team adventure (after Instinct), the U.S. president, Tom Duncan, joins the team in mortal combat against an unlikely but irresistible gang of enemies, including "regenerating capybara, Hydras, Neanderthals, [and] giant rock monsters." ...Video game on a page? Absolutely. Fast, furious unabashed fun? You bet." —Publishers Weekly

"Robinson's books have the necessary action and engaging characters to make the reader frantically turn the pages, but Threshold elevates Robinson to the highest tier of over-the-top action authors, like Matthew Reilly and James Rollins. Intense and personal, this book is a great launching point for new readers, and it delivers beyond the expectations even of his fans. The next Chess Team adventure cannot come fast enough." —Booklist, starred review

"Threshold is my favorite Jack Sigler Thriller so far... I hope one day to see the Chess Team materialize on the big screen. Robinson artfully weaves the modern day military with ancient history like no one else has and I would love to see the adventures of the Chess team come alive in a movie." —deadrobotssociety.com

“If you thought Pulse and Instinct were fun, just hold on tight my fellow thriller lovers. Jeremy Robinson pulls out all the stops in Threshold making this the most electrifying installment in the series so far. Robinson somehow takes the Tower of Babel, killer statues, giant lizards and insects, Stonehenge, and medieval lore and mixes it all together in this crazy, relentless story that is simply impossible to put down…. I have a blast every time I pick up a Jeremy Robinson novel and Threshold is no exception. I love authors who are dedicated to continually bringing fresh and original content to their fans, and Robinson continues to find ways to do this. If you are longing for a great thriller writer to follow and are tired of waiting a year or more between novels, then give Jeremy Robinson a chance. He’s the perfect combination of quality and frequency in a market that is often lacking both.” –FictionAddict.com

"Jeremy Robinson pulls out all stops in this never-a-dull-moment [novel]... you'll be turning pages faster than you can blink." —Bookloons.com

"THRESHOLD is absolutely grippin. A truly unique story mixed in with creatures and legendary figures of mythology, technology and more fast-paced action than a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.If you want fast-paced: you got it. If you want action: you got it. If you want mystery: you got it, and if you want intrigue, well, you get the idea. In short, I $@#!$% loved this one."

— thenovelblog.com

"As always the Chess Team is over the top of the stratosphere, but anyone who relishes an action urban fantasy thriller that combines science and mythology will want to join them for the exhilarating Pulse pumping ride."

— Genre Go Round Reviews

 

Praise for Instinct:

Pulse was a video game in print form, and [Instinct] is a tribute to James Cameron’s film Aliens. Intense and full of riveting plot twists, it is Robinson’s best book yet, and it should secure a place for the Chess Team on the A-list of thriller fans who like the over-the-top style of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly.” –Booklist

"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. Instinct riveted me to my chair." —Stephen Coonts

"Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come." –David L. Golemon, New York Times bestselling author of Ancients and Leviathan

"Instinct is a jungle fever of raw adrenaline that goes straight for the jugular." —Thomas Greanias, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlantis Revelation and The Promised War

 

"Robinson’s slam-bang second Chess Team thriller [is a] a wildly inventive yarn that reads as well on the page as it would play on a computer screen."

—Publisher's Weekly

"Jeremy Robinson has done it again. INSTINCT is a knock-down, thought inducing, all-out-thrill-fest with enough testosterone to put hair on even the wimpiest of chests. The Chess Team is back and once again they’ll travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to save it. "

—thenovelblog.com

Praise for Pulse:

"Jeremy Robinson's latest novel, Pulse, ratchets his writing to the next level. Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure."

—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle

"Raiders of the Lost Arc meets Tom Clancy meets Saturday matinee monster flick with myths, monsters, special ops supermen and more high tech weapons than a Bond flick. Pulse is an over-the-top, bullet-ridden good time."

—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious and Infected

 

"Pulse contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for. Its band of heros are gutsy and gritty. Robinson's impressive talent is on full display in this one."

—Steve Berry

"Here’s a neat twist: a young adventure thriller writer—whose heroes save the world—saves the world of adventure thrillers. In a genre glutted with popcorn gimmicks and tired rip-offs, Jeremy Robinson dares to craft old-fashioned guilty pleasures—far horizons, ancient maps, and classic monsters—hardwired for the 21st century. There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom."

— Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent and Year Zero

"Pulse is Jeremy Robinson's best yet. A really intriguing premise, frightening consequences, wrapped up in roaring adventure."

—Stel Pavlou, International Bestselling author of Decipher

"Greek myth and biotechnology collide in Robinson's first in a new thriller series to feature the Chess Team... Robinson will have readers turning the pages..."

Publishers Weekly

"Robinson’s latest reads like a video game with tons of action and lots of carnage....The combination of mythology, technology, and high-octane action proves irresistible."

Booklist

“PULSE is fun, edge-of-your-seat action laced with questions about humanity and immortality... mixed with witty humor and even something to stimulate my intellect and love for ancient mythology.”

— ThinkHero.com

Kirkus Reviews
The novel's premise is reminiscent of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, but the author adds a World War II back story and a contemporary setting to make it a generic, improbable thriller. Robinson (Ragnarok, 2012, etc.) gives us the scientific vessel Magellan, on a mission to explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of trash in the Pacific, and study its environmental impact on sea life. We meet Mark Hawkins, former park ranger, unofficially adopted son of a Ute, Howie GoodTracks, who taught him tracking, ecology and platitudes about predation. Mark, aka Ranger, saves crew member Dr. Avril Joliet, holder of two Ph.D.s in biology and oceanography, from a shark while she is trying to salvage a sea turtle with strange injuries. Joliet is beautiful and impulsive, good both at heart and with a scalpel. Of course, Hawkins has fallen for her. Hawkins' roommate is Bob Bray, a paunchy high school science teacher on sabbatical, with useful knowledge about the tortured history of the denizens of the island of the title. Capt. Drake, his engineers, cooks and interns are all introduced just in time: A storm is brewing, and the ship's systems are on the fritz. When they wake up, the ship is in a lagoon, and members of the crew are missing. Hawkins, Bray and Joliet go ashore to search. When they find signs of past occupation, the story shifts from the improbable to the preposterous. It is not long before we get vivisection, genetic engineering, Black Ops, animal husbandry and mayhem. This is the stuff that comic books, video games and successful genre franchises are made of.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312617875
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 438,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Robinson

JEREMY ROBINSON is the author of bestselling thrillers, including SecondWorld, The Last Hunter: Descent, Project Nemesis, and the Jack Sigler Thrillers including Threshold and Ragnarok. His novels have been translated into ten languages. Born in the coastal town of Beverly, Massachusetts, Robinson grew up on a steady diet of seacoast exploration and science fiction, and began his creative career as a comic book illustrator and screenwriter. He now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. 

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Island 731


By Jeremy Robinson

Thomas Dunne Books

Copyright © 2013 Jeremy Robinson
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780312617875

1.
 

PACIFIC OCEAN, NOW
“Man overboard!”
Mark Hawkins reacted to the words without thought. He hadn’t even seen who’d fallen and couldn’t identify who had shouted the words. But he heard the confirming splash and saw several crewmembers on the main deck look over the port rail.
At a run, Hawkins leapt up onto the port rail and launched himself over the side. But he wasn’t on the main deck, which was just eight feet above the waterline. He was on the second deck, twenty-five feet up and six feet in from the main deck’s rail. As he dove out and looked down he saw an undulating, solid mass of plastic, rope, and wood. He had no idea how thick the layer of garbage was, or how dense, but when he didn’t see a body languishing atop it, he knew the crew member who’d fallen overboard was trapped beneath it. He also knew that his landing would hurt.
He heard a gasp as he fell past the main deck, just missing the rail. His feet struck the layer of trash a moment later, punching through like a blunt spear. The rest of his body followed, slipping through the chunky film, but not before becoming tangled in rope. Stunned by the impact and chilled by the Pacific waters, Hawkins nearly panicked, but the memory of someone in need of help kept him focused.
His eyes stung when he opened them. Visibility was poor thanks to a swirling cloud of small plastic chips churned up by his explosive arrival, and worsened by the noonday sun being filtered through layers of colored plastic, casting the depths in dull, kaleidoscopic shades.
He tried to swim, but something tugged at his ankle, rooting him in place. He leaned forward and pulled his leg in close. His ankle was wrapped in a loop of rope bound to a lump of congealed refuse that floated like a giant buoy. Had he landed on the mass, his rescue effort would have been cut abruptly short. Not that it was going well at the moment.
But Hawkins was not completely unprepared. He unclipped the sheath on his belt and freed his seven-and-a-half-inch San Mai Recon Scout hunting knife. The razor-sharp blade cut through the rope like it wasn’t there. After sheathing the blade, Hawkins pushed off the heavy chunk of garbage and swam deeper. Six feet from the surface, he came free from the lowest traces of floating debris and immediately saw the kicking feet of the fallen crewmember just twenty feet away.
As he swam closer, he saw that the small feet were attached to a pair of smooth, lithe legs. The man overboard was a woman.
Dr. Avril Joliet.
Despite being a genius, or damn near close to one, Joliet didn’t always make the best choices. How she’d earned two Ph.D.s in biology and oceanography without getting lost at sea, eaten by a predator, or hit by a bus was beyond Hawkins. It wasn’t that she was absentminded, just impulsive. Quick. But it was those same qualities that allowed her to learn fast, blow the doors off conventional theories, and make discoveries while her peers spent time wondering if they should bother. But this time, Joliet’s speed might have finally caught up with her.
Her quick, jerky movements confirmed his fears. She was stuck. Hawkins swam up behind her and put a gentle hand on her shoulder. Her white blouse billowed as she spun around, eyes wide with fear. There were a number of predators—large sharks, mostly—that prowled beneath the Garbage Patch, waiting for prey animals to become stuck.
When she saw him, she relaxed, but as she turned, a large, beaked face came into view, startling Hawkins. A burst of bubbles shot from his mouth as he shouted in surprise. When the bubbles cleared, Joliet stared at him with a single eyebrow raised. A second glance over her shoulder revealed the face of a sea turtle, its black eyes staring lifelessly into the abyss.
Confused, Hawkins moved around the oceanographer for a better look. She wasn’t tangled at all!
The turtle, on the other hand, looked like a sacrifice bound to a pillar for some ancient god. Loops of rope around the fins held it tight, the struggle for freedom long since abandoned. The loggerhead sea turtle looked like all the others Hawkins had seen, with one startling exception—the body and shell were pinched at the middle, narrowed to a diameter no thicker than Hawkins’s forearm.
What the hell?
Desperate for air, and confused by Joliet’s actions, he hitched him thumb toward the surface and kicked through the layer of trash. Pushing through the refuse, Hawkins took a breath and craned around, looking for the Magellan. The ship cut through the ocean two hundred feet away, coming around in a wide arc.
Joliet surfaced next to him, sucking in three deep breaths and then saying, “You have to help me!”
“The turtle is dead,” he replied.
“Hawkins. Mark. This is an important find. It’s tangible evidence. Provoking. Something like this will be hard to ignore. Who doesn’t love a sea turtle?”
Hawkins didn’t disagree. The loggerhead turtle was an endangered species and images of the deformed creature would make a compelling photographic addition to the article he was writing, but that didn’t mean she had to dive in after it. “It’s not going anywhere. Drake would have come back for it.”
“There isn’t time!” Her eyes were wide. Frightened.
Hawkins had only known Joliet for a month, but in that time he’d seen her step between two fighting crewmen, go toe-to-toe with Captain Drake, and haul in a thirty-pound bluefish, which became a meal for the crew. She wasn’t a timid person. But something had her spooked. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean that usually meant one thing.
Shark.
“Please tell me it’s not a great white,” Hawkins said with a frown.
Joliet’s eyes somehow widened a little bit more.
He had no doubt she was rethinking the wisdom of her actions. She’d seen the turtle, and then the shark—probably just the dorsal fin—and leapt in without thinking. Like he did when he gave chase.
Just like he did the first time he found himself in a similar situation. And while he had no desire to relive that particular event, they were already in the water, and she was right about the turtle. He drew his knife and held it above the water for her to see. “I’ll cut it free, you hold it.”
A nod.
Hawkins looked over his shoulder. The Magellan finished its turn and headed back toward them. The crane, which normally lowered submersibles and Zodiacs into the water, rotated out over the water, a line dangling down. If they held on to the wire, the winch would have no trouble plucking them from the ocean. He waved his knife in the air, hoping the glint of sunlight off its blade would alert them to their position. A shark was bad news, but being run over by a two-hundred-seventy-four-foot, three-thousand-ton research vessel could really ruin a guy’s day. “It’s going to be dead weight once it’s free, so we’re going to have to time this right.”
With the Magellan closing in, Hawkins said, “Ready?”
“After you,” she replied.
Hawkins didn’t really understand how he’d become the ring leader of this unauthorized salvage, but he was determined to see it through. He pushed the air from his lungs and descended through the debris.
The turtle, still bound to the lump of plastic detritus, was easy to find, despite the poor conditions. Hawkins kicked over to the loggerhead and began cutting away its bonds. As the first flipper came free, Joliet slipped up next to him and took hold of the turtle. He had no idea if the turtle would be buoyant at all—it might sink like a stone—but he hoped there was enough gas trapped in its deformed body to keep it afloat. If it sank, there was no way he and Joliet could keep it aloft.
He moved to the second of the four bound flippers and began hacking away at the ropes. The lines fell away like overcooked spaghetti. Free from its bonds, the turtle fell forward, but its descent stopped when it leveled out. Hawkins allowed himself a grin. Gas trapped beneath the shell would make the job much easier.
Gripping the cut lines, Hawkins pushed himself down and started on the line binding one of the back flippers to the mass. But the knife had no impact.
Steel cable, Hawkins thought. Damn.
A distorted shout and hard tap on his shoulder brought his eyes around. Joliet clung to the turtle with one hand, but the other stabbed out toward the open ocean.
A shadow slid through the debris like a wraith through fog. Circling. Closing in. Sharks weren’t above scavenging the dead, but the electric impulses of their racing hearts and kicking feet drew the predator toward the promise of a fresh meal. Man-eating sharks, bears, and big cats were often treated as aberrations needing to be hunted and killed, but Hawkins knew his place in the food chain.
With renewed urgency, Hawkins moved the knife up and hacked off the turtle’s rear flipper. The large reptile came loose, but it didn’t sink. Joliet kept it aloft. Hawkins looked for the shark again, but it was lost in the field of debris. That he couldn’t see the hunter didn’t put him at ease. The sharks ampullae of Lorenzini—jelly-filled electroreceptors on the snout—would easily detect the electric field produced by their bodies. While they were blind, the shark would see them with the clarity of a falcon hovering overhead.
A loud rumble through the water announced the presence of the Magellan, reversing its screws and coming to a stop. Hawkins slid over the top of the turtle, took hold of its shell on either side, and kicked for the surface. He felt lumps of hard plastic bounce off his back as he rose. The debris grew bigger as he neared the surface.
Almost there, he thought. But a garbled scream and jarring impact told him he wouldn’t be reaching the surface. He turned to the right and saw the maw of a great white shark open to envelop him.

 
Copyright © 2013 by Jeremy Robinson


Continues...

Excerpted from Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson Copyright © 2013 by Jeremy Robinson. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 57 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(25)

4 Star

(16)

3 Star

(5)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(10)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 57 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT!

    WHY, WHY, WHY do certain people feel the need to go on and on about what they read, and reveal almost every important detail about a book when they are reviewing it? Reviewing is meant for the reader to rate the book and BRIEFLY describe why they did or did not like it. Each book, either hardcover or ebook has a synopsis that we can read ourselves, learning the outline of the plot. To selfishly spoil the story for other readers not only ruins it for them, but for the authors too since some will not purchase the book after knowing so much. I see this happening over and over. PLEASE, SAVE YOUR COMMENTARIES for your friends and stop spoiling it for the rest of us! Barnes & Noble should delete reviews that reveal too much. Click YES if you agree with this!

    35 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    ?

    Plot spoilers ruin a book, even when you say you arent big on spoilers. You kind of defeat the purpose there when you have already given away everything. Think about the other ppl and how just maybe we would like to read the book for ourselves, novel idea i know, and be surprised. We dont need you telling us everything that happens. Most of us with a nook can read and i daresay would rather read it for ourselves.

    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Please People! Too much revealed in a review really takes the wi

    Please People! Too much revealed in a review really takes the wind out of the sails of interest in a book. I'm more interested in a reader's LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT AND THOUGHTS than learning exactly what's inside a book.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 29, 2013

    A really suspenseful and yes, as others have written Gripping t


    A really suspenseful and yes, as others have written Gripping tale.  There's no better word for it!!  
    I had heard of Unit 731 and so I figured the book would be based on that and wow was it ever.  As always,
     Jeremy Robinson did not disappoint, I have been a fan for some time, and this new novel is by far one of my
     favorites!!  Took me 2 days to read it and stayed up WAY too late last night but it was well worth the
    lost sleep time!  In a nutshell, Mark Hawkins is on a research ship; trying to help find evidence of biological
    issues that the trash heap is causing on life in the ocean around it.  the first few chapters are intense,
    as we are introduced to our main characters and learn a little about Mark, and his intensity. 

    The ship ends up in a cove, after it won't respond to commands and is sailing really on it's own after a storm.  
    Several crew to include Mark go ashore to look for a missing crew member that was taken from the ship, and
    find bodies..old ones but weird ones, and then as they look for their missing member, are attacked by weird
    creatures.  Back aboard ship, someone mentions that they are Chimera's and then the story unfolds from there. 

    I won't say more, because you have to read this one for yourself  (and i'm not big on spoilers) but all in all I
    absolutely loved this book and hope hope hope that there's a series here!! Would love to follow Mark further!!  

    This is one book I highly recommend!!! 

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    No sumary needed morons

    Kinda like telling someone how a movie ends, how would you like it if someone told you the ending when you just started reading! Think before you type,assuming you are capable of thought.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 31, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    What can I say---5 STARS! Jeremy Robinson never fails to deliver

    What can I say---5 STARS! Jeremy Robinson never fails to deliver! This one was a dark, suspenseful, mysterious trip into horror...based on the real history of Unit 731 and the atrocities they performed in WW2...taking it just a little further - what if the experiments had never stopped?????

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Cant finish it.

    I am sorry to say I cannot make myself finish this book. The writing sounds like a 7th grader and I cant stay focused. I think the premise is good, but the writing gets in the way. I don't like giving bad reviews, so I'm anonymous. Sorry.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 1, 2013

    One of my favorite books so far by Jeremy, I could not put it do

    One of my favorite books so far by Jeremy, I could not put it down action from start to finish. This is a book you must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 7, 2014

    When I finished reading this book I did something I've never don

    When I finished reading this book I did something I've never done before. Instead of "recycling" to other readers, I put this paperback book in my recycling bin in hopes no one else has to go through the ordeal of reading this book. I picked it up as it said the hero was an ex-park ranger. Figured this would become part of a great story. Wrong. The ex-park ranger, in his past, killed a grizzly bear for no reason. And he used a knife to do so. Give me a break! Plus he's an expert tracker because he was raised by a native american (Ute).  I won't give up any of the story because it was too ridiculous. The story was not to be believed. In addition, the killing was endless and verbally graphic over and over again. Got very old. And the biological experiments were impossible; even if you are an evolutionist or a creationist. Impossible!!! I wasted my money. But I made sure it went to a good cause. Maybe being recycled it'll come back as a phone book. At least that's interesting reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Wow!

    What happened Jeremy? You have given me hope that even i can become a best selling author. I want my f-ing money back!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Action movie script

    Poorly written cheap action thriller. Plot is similar to any ridiculous action movie. Hero gets in an impossible situation, saves himself and others through some unbelievable chain of events. Repeat. Might be ok for a young teen reader, since they don't know any better. Don't waste your time like I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Now I know where the SciFy Network gets some of its ideas. A goo

    Now I know where the SciFy Network gets some of its ideas. A good idea ruined by poor writing and unlikely reactions from the characters. This would actually make a pretty good young adult novel if the language was cleaned up a little bit, and the gore was toned down. This book can't seem to find its genre. Too adult for kids and too stupid for adults. My first read of Jeremy Robinson will be my last.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Cliches, stereotypes, pseudoscience, and bad writing

    The main character is good at hunting because a Native American named "GoodTracks" was his adoptive father. Really. That's how bad this book is. The author also needs a serious refresher course in how DNA works and watched "Alien" too much recently. I'm glad I picked this book up on a super sale. I'm annoyed at myself for finishing it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Do NOT waste your money! My opinion: A 2 dollar,throw-away that

    Do NOT waste your money! My opinion: A 2 dollar,throw-away that I paid  $12 for.
    Disappointing. If I bought hardcover,it would have been returned by page 50.
    Would have been a good read back in the 4th grade. : (

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Another great page turner by Robinson. I hate never heard of Un

    Another great page turner by Robinson. I hate never heard of Unit 731 and was again absolutely amazed and disgusted by the things this country has done.
    I haven't been disappointed with anything Robinson has written. His stories boarder on the amazing and far fetch but for me it's how he grabs the reader by the throat, pulls and drags you along.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    This book is crap. I wouldn't even finish reading it. I will n

    This book is crap. I wouldn't even finish reading it. I will never buy another of his books.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Jeremy Robinson is one of the hardest working authors currently

    Jeremy Robinson is one of the hardest working authors currently in the writing business.  With Island 731, he has crafted a  great horror/suspense/action novel.  It follows former park ranger Mark Hawkins and the crew of the Magellan as they survey the Garbage Patch, a 30 mile island of trash located in the Pacific.  After a brutal storm that leaves their vessel broken and stranded, the crew finds themselves shipwrecked at an island that shouldn't exist.  During the night, a shadowy creature infiltrates the vessel and kidnaps one of the crew.  And thus the horror and adventure begins.  Robinson's writing here is at its best and will keep you wanting more.  Buy the book, sit down, and strap in.  You are in for one helluva ride. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    OK...not his best

    Was a pretty fast read. Not as long as some of his other books..only about 350 pages. Not happy that I spent $13 for a 300 pages book but it kept me interested.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 7, 2013

    Another great book by Jeremy Robinson. I just started reading h

    Another great book by Jeremy Robinson. I just started reading his books about a year ago when a friend recommended Kronos to me. I have yet to be disappointed. Mr. Robinson has the unique ability to make his stories very plausible; a little history combined with science fiction. I especially love the character development. By the time you finish reading the book, you know the characters like they were friends. Can't wait for Raven (Bishop).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Ass

    Fuycrchxh tfkdvf

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 57 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)