Origin

Origin

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by J. A. Konrath
     
 

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Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell...

1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive.

2009 - Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico

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Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell...

1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive.

2009 - Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico. The best minds in the world have been recruited to study the most amazing discovery in the history of mankind. But the century of peaceful research is about to end.

BECAUSE IT JUST WOKE UP.

Book Description:

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert , he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth...

ORIGIN by J.A. Konrath
All hell is about the break loose. For real.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453887660
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
547,324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

J.A. Konrath is the author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series that includes “Whiskey Sour,” “Bloody Mary,” “Rusty Nail,” “Dirty Martini,” “Fuzzy Navel” and “Cherry Bomb.”

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Origin 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Jrage More than 1 year ago
I gave this guy a chance. This book seemed like it had to be his best and the author talks a good game so I thought, why not give him a chance? Well, now I know why. The premise seemed good but I found it hard to read most of the time. I am not sure but I don't believe he has his books edited and it shows. The cover was enticing but it all goes downhill after that. I don't understand why he has so many 5 star ratings. It must be his self promoting. Other than that, I found it hard to even give this book 2 stars. I like a good horror novel but I think some people find the only way to write horror is with a bunch of slashing that makes it unbearable to read. If that's your type of reading? Go for it.
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bmamca36 More than 1 year ago
This story is about a monster and/or devil who is being held in an underground facility in the middle of the desert. The staff consists of individuals who are professional and intelligent and are there in order to achieve redemption or to avoid prison. The first part of the book was pretty good. There were a few sections that in my opinion could have been deleted. The holies (a priest and a rabbi) had many religious discussions and there was too much scientific emphasis. This just kept the story from flowing smoothly. The second half of the book just was extremely slow moving.
DanielAnton More than 1 year ago
Origin will keep you up at night trying to decide whether Bub is just a creature to be understood, the devil, or just "a" devil. Or it might just keep you up at night reading to the end!
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First book that I have read by this author. Will read more!
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DiscoLdy More than 1 year ago
This book is amatuerish at best; it doesn't know what genre it wants to be. Not the professional, well-penned thriller I was expecting!
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