Z. Raptor (The Hunting Series #2)

Z. Raptor (The Hunting Series #2)

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by Steve Cole
     
 

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Thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar used to have a normal life. Then his father created the most advanced video-game technology ever-one that uses a person's thoughts to control game characters, so that the characters are actually part of you. And scientists stole this technology to create hyper-evolved dinosaurs with a human's ability to learn . . . and a beast's ability

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Thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar used to have a normal life. Then his father created the most advanced video-game technology ever-one that uses a person's thoughts to control game characters, so that the characters are actually part of you. And scientists stole this technology to create hyper-evolved dinosaurs with a human's ability to learn . . . and a beast's ability to kill. Now packs of raptors populate a deserted island where the only law is survival. For the death-row inmates who were forced to live there as part of an experiment, survival was not an option. Now it's up to Adam and his dad to make sure the brutality stops.

In his companion to Z. Rex, Steve Cole has once again written an absurdly commercial novel that will captivate imaginations, quicken pulses, and appeal to anyone who loves a good action film.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Oh, no, they are back! In this action-packed sequel to Z. Rex, thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar once again finds himself face-to-face with terrifying, genetically enhanced dinosaurs. Adam comes to New York City at Christmastime, looking forward to spending time with his programming genius father, only to be kidnapped by the FBI and the International Science and Ethics Association. These agencies, it seems, need Adam and his dad's help. A video message has been received from a small Pacific island claiming that evil Geneflow Solutions has once again created dinosaurs; a desperate woman and a talking dinosaur who is trying to help the humans plead for their aid. On the way to the island, Adam and his dad are attacked by sea monsters, and when Adam finally makes it to land, he discovers two warring bands of clever, vicious dinosaurs are battling it out on Raptor Island. Can Adam save the besieged humans and himself? A thrilling and often gory adventure tale, this take on Jurassic Park features with a neat twist at the end. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
Kirkus Reviews

In this sequel to Z. Rex (2009), Cole picks up the action with barely time to take a breath.

Thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar still has nightmares of trying to avoid the highly advanced, scientifically engineered dinosaurs that his father unwittingly helped create. Coming to New York City for Christmas vacation with his dad, he sets out from the hotel for a lunch date only to be kidnapped by the FBI. The next thing he knows, Adam's on a boat in the Pacific Ocean, under attack by underwater creatures. Washing ashore on uncharted Raptor Island, scrambling to stay out of jaw- and claw-range from the locals (the island's name is no coincidence), Adam is lucky enough to run across other humans. Unfortunately, it turns out that they were also kidnapped, and not by anyone as benevolent as the FBI. With the raptor population on the island divided between two different types and one unusually intelligent velociraptor helping the humans trapped there, it seems that everyone is part of an experiment to see who will survive. Cole mercifully builds back story into his exposition to orient readers and then steps on it.

A non-stop ride from beginning to end, this installment is well constructed, larded with frequent and often violent action and reads even better than the first, leaving plenty of room for another book yet to come.(Science fiction. 10-14)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399252549
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Series:
Hunting Series, #2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Cole lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Z. Raptor 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get it!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book with many great twists and turns to stir you up. Hope the dinosaurs wont stir you up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an action packed heart racing book that gets your mind going. A story about an island filled with raptors fighting for survival and people trying to survive during the whole thing. Whos going to win? Whos going to live? And whos not going to make off the island? All these questions and more will be answered when you read this book.
alyssa mercado More than 1 year ago
I absolutely was captivated by the first book and im a girl! Im gonna obsess over Z Raptor :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope tech like this exsists someday. this book makes it seem so fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK!!!!!!!!
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I read the z.rex and now i just read Z.Raptor. i can not wait until the next one comes out
Eddye Rinaldo More than 1 year ago
Ilove itttt
Zachary Lamere More than 1 year ago
The first book was good this will be beter
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Karen Nixon More than 1 year ago
is going to be the best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst of the z books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is Zed the t rex in this book if he is then please tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must be a different Rob then... i was suspectig that Ty was a revenge wanting psycho exboyfriend who was jealous of me for being such a close friend to you. But i guess not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She abanded them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See ya!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool :) And sorry I didn't reply last night. I fell asleep. I gotta go and I will be back in a few days. I should be back around Sunday or Saturday. Please let my kits or Darkseer know if they look for me. ~ Bluesong
Pat Fitzgerald More than 1 year ago
If you dont get this book, youre an idiot
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