Chimera (Chimera Series #1)

Chimera (Chimera Series #1)

by Rob Thurman
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Chimera (Chimera Series #1) by Rob Thurman

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...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451463425
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Chimera Series , #1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rob, short for Robyn (yes, he is really a she) Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows, deer, and wild turkeys. Many, many turkeys. She is also the author of the Cal Leandros Series: Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse, and Deathwish; has a story in the anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe; and is the author of Trick of the Light, the first book in the Trickster series.

Besides wild, ravenous turkeys, she has a dog (if you don’t have a dog, how do you live?)—one hundred pounds of Siberian husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of a person’s hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movies, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come by. Fortunately, she has another dog that is a little more invested in keeping the food source alive. By the way, the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were fully grown, already housetrained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you’re looking for a Rover or Fluffy.

For updates, teasers, deleted scenes, and various other extras, visit Rob Thurman's website and her LiveJournal.

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Chimera (Chimera Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 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...
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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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