by John C. Boland


by John C. Boland


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F. Paul Wilson: "I love a good science thriller, and this one is a helluva read."Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: "Superior science fiction thriller. . . . Boland's taut atmospherics are top-notch, and the evolutionary themes he explores are easily accessible to nonscientists." Mystery Scene review: "A riveting scientific suspense novel on the order of the popular Preston and Child thrillers. . . . Boland makes complicated theories about DNA and genetically linked illnesses easily understood. And in contrast to many science-heavy suspense novelists, Boland also has the ability to create three-dimensional characters. [The hero's] love life is a mess; Silas Merton, the island's mayor and only clergyman, is also the town drunk; . . . and even brutish Luther turns out to be much, much more than your average killer. . . . Hominid never fails to make for exciting reading." (Betty Webb)Kirkus said John C. Boland's DEATH IN JERUSALEM "roars along like a BMW in heat." Now Boland--two-time Shamus nominee and International Thriller Writers finalist--imagines a species-wide conflict in a fast-paced science thriller. Archaeologist David Isaac joins a team excavating a crypt on a remote island where a colonial-era family lies buried. By local lore, the family were "devils." The expedition's leader hopes to revive his career by proving they were murdered by neighbors in a burst of religious hysteria. But these cadavers harbor an older and deadlier secret. And nobody is prepared for what is about to emerge. Evolution is deadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935797166
Publisher: Perfect Crime Books
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

John C. Boland's short stories have appeared in national magazines since 1976. His fiction has been nominated for Edgar, Shamus, Derringer and International Thriller Writers awards. He is the author, since 1991, of about a dozen novels under his own name and pseudonyms, published by St. Martin's Press, Pocket Books, and Perfect Crime. His nonfiction has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, and other magazines and newspapers. The author's website is www.JohnCBoland.com.
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