Chimera

Chimera

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View our feature on Rob Thurman's Chimera. New from the national bestselling author of Roadkill, a sci-fi thriller that asks the questions.... What makes us human.... What makes us unique... And what makes us kill? Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth—his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522692836
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Korsak Brothers Series , #1
Age Range: 18 Years

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Chimera (Chimera Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
A decade ago someone kidnapped young Lukas Korsak. The lad just disappeared from sight with no ransom or any demand. His family grieved their loss as the assumption was he was murdered. Lukas's older brother Stefan has never forgotten his sibling. Working for the Russian Mafia, he still searches for Lukas when he can. Following a lead, he assaults a top secret human laboratory that brainwashes and genetically modifies kids turning them into lethal assassins. There Stefan finds a teen who looks identically like Lukas adding ten years of maturity to the mental image the mobster has maintained. Freeing the teen, they flee from the facility's leader who sends a horde of transformed young trained killers after them. Using technology rather than supernatural as the means of conversion, Rob Thurman provides a strong, faster than a speeding Flash thriller. Intriguing that both brothers are killers; yet the older one trusts their DNA and shared past while the younger sibling distrusts everyone as he has been thoroughly brainwashed so that his instincts are to kill regardless of collateral damage. Readers will relish this tale of brotherly love as Stefan tries to save his brother from what the Madhouse did to him, but soon believes he will be Abel to Lukas' Cain. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to get samples before reading a new author or series. The sample for this was FIVE (5) pages!!! The sample included a total of seventeen, but eleven are the "opening credits." There wasn't enough to base a decision on. So, I didn't purchase it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having recently reread this recently, I can honestly say I love it. Maybe even more than Nightlife. It's fun, interesting, and even touching at points. I love Micheal/Misha, and Zilla reminds me of my own furry little terrors. There's a lot I can relate to, which is impressive given the fantastic nature of the book. Unfortunately, I can also honestly say it's Nightlife in a Russian mask. Two attrctive brothers with a dark past, plus their wisecracking pervert friend? Really, Thurman? So early in your career, and you're stuck on a specific character set? Also, as a minor niggly point - you CAN express anger without blaspheming, you know. You might not believe in God, but you're driving away a huge audience that does...
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Rob Thurman's writing, so even though this is science fiction, and not her usual urban fantasy, I didn't hesitate to order it. It took a while to get into the book. I think because the first 90 pages are spent introducing Stefan and his less than glamorous life as mob royalty and thug. The exposition was too long, and is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. However, once he locates and rescues his brother, the story picks up.The Amazon blurb pretty much covers the plot - Lukas/Michael has been genetically modified to be an assassin. Stefan could care less, he has his brother back. On the run from the people who created him, the brothers bond and some unexpected surprises emerge. I've read more than one science fiction book with this same plot, and I did guess the twist at the end. But what makes this worthwhile is the very same thing that makes the Cal Leandros series so good - the bond of brotherhood between the two men. Actually, Niko and Cal could easily be swapped for Stefan and Michael. One is a deadly fighter by necessity, the other a "monster" who had no say in his creation. And though there is a fair amount of action, what kept me turning the pages was seeing these two rebuild a relationship. The wisecracks, the sorrow, the joy at newfound emotions. It is a family drama hidden within a thriller.This was intended as a stand-alone novel, and it does. Though it isn't strong enough to be a series, the end left room for a sequel which I would love to read. These two have unfinished business. Recommended.
WinonaBaines on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
thoroughly enjoyed - much better than expected
Radella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
OMG. That was an ending!!! I just can't get over it. I WANT MORE!ok, fangirl moment done. I find it hard to read a book written by Rob Thurman without comparing it to the Cal Leandros books. This was no different... it has all the ruthlessness I've come to expect, although without the sarcastic comic interludes. She has a way with turning a phrase that makes me literally laugh in the most gruesome situations. Stefan may not be the same big brother as Niko, but he certainly wants to do what is best for his missing younger brother. What he uncovers will turn his world upside down... not much I can say without spoiling this book. It actually reminded me of the Dark Angel TV series.
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If you like the "tough guy with a heart of gold" this is your book... boring and monotonous, takes a long time to get going.
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Stefan's daunting search for his "lost brother" creates another picture of fraternal connection; simliar to the "Cal Leandro" series without an excess of the supernateral "element". You should like the scenes painted in mild gory and adrenline scenes. I think I'll need to read the next book in the series since I've already consumed the "Cal Leandros"series.
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