7th Son: Descent

7th Son: Descent

by J.C. Hutchins

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Overview

As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty. All are identical in appearance. The seven strangers were grown—- unwitting human clones—-as part of a project called 7th Son.

The government now wants something from these “John Michael Smiths.” They share the flesh as well as the implanted memories of the psychopath responsible for the president's murder. The killer has bigger plans, and only these seven have the unique qualifications to track and stop him. But when their progenitor makes the battle personal, it becomes clear he may know the seven better than they know themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312384371
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

J.C. HUTCHINS created the podcast trilogy 7th Son, and the trilogy has had more than 3.5 million total downloads. The first book will be published by St. Martin's in Fall 2009. He lives in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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7th Son: Descent 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
guy-montag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting book about a secret government cloning program that focuses on transferring memories from one clone to the others, then putting them into society and watching what happens. Only the original clone goes bad - very, very bad - and the beta clones are called in to help track the alpha clone down. It's definitely interesting, and while it gets a bit more into conspiracy theory land, premise and all, than what I'm comfortable with, it's quite entertaining. A combination whodunit and conspiracy theory thriller with a touch of 'The Da Vinci Code', it's a riveting read from start to finish.
FMRox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay free podiobook downloaded to try out my new mp3. Lots of action, okay plot. Seems to go on forever just to get to a cliff hanger ending. It's like listening to a soap opera. Not sure I will make it to the 2nd and 3rd in the trilogy. Author narrates the story well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not close at all. Keep going. Fifth: ((Unscramble!)) Eth nyol eabs rstule 1
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I first was introduced by podcast. Love the author, his work speaks for its self. "READ ME!"
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ThothLoki More than 1 year ago
I had listened to this novel as a podcast. The book is even better! This is a thriller in every way. Can't wait for book two! I have to listen to the podcasts again after reading this book because I just couldn't wait to hear the rest of the story again. Great job J.C.
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I'm actually a fan from before the book was published and after reading another reader's critique, I'm not going to really go into the plot. This is a thrill ride. Nothing more, nothing less. JC introduces you to seven interesting people, they are people that you want to know. You also have to keep in mind that this book is part of a trilogy. So, 'Descent' is just the beginning. Nothing is always as it seems and to go deeper, you have to read or listen to the rest of this rollercoaster of a ride.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
At Bowling Green College in Kentucky, four years old Jesse Fowler kills President Griffin slicing the POTUS's throat when he was being kissed on the cheek. The Secret Service grabbed the child and his parents; a week later Jesse was dead and no one understood why. Government agents grab seven men of interest. Each looks similar enough to be at least siblings if not septuplets. Their memories up until they turned fourteen are identical and their names are offshoots of John Michael Smith. They react to what the Feds tell them in the same way as if they go through the phases of forming a strong cohesive group; this includes their hosts Dr. Kenneth Kleinman and Brigadier General Orlando Hill. The seven know that they are the "offspring" of Alpha, who stole top secret government technology that enables him to download a mind to override the original person's brain. The seven are his clones, but like their hosts none of them comprehend why their Alpha killed the President with a copy of his mind inside the preschooler or why he plays cryptic games with his seven clones. This is an entertaining science fiction tale that opens with the toddler assassin and never slows down. Although the enigmatic taunting seems old hat as does the cloning, the key to this fast-paced tale is the seven Smiths all have distinctive personalities and lifestyles even with their same origins; for instance Father Thomas questions whether he has a soul being a clone or father Jack was going to watch ironically D.A.R.Y.L. with his two daughters. Readers will enjoy DESCENT although Alpha acts too typical of a villain, his clones make for a lively science fiction thriller. Harriet Klausner