“Think Thomas Harris’ Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife’s edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
On an isolated island in the middle of the Pacific, a team of scientists is employed by a charismatic billionaire hoping to change the world through cutting-edge research.
In a small cabin on a remote lake in the middle of the Adirondacks, FBI futurist Hannah Stander confronts a barely recognizable human body—one skinned alive by thousands of genetically engineered ants.
Hannah’s investigation ultimately leads her to Kohole Atoll. Though the team there vehemently denies any connection to the body, the more Hannah studies the group, the more she suspects their work has sinister applications. And the more it looks like no one is getting off the island alive.
“Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home.” —Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
Chuck Wendig is the author of the Miriam Black thrillers (which begin with Blackbirds) and numerous other works across books, comics, games, and more. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his popular blog, terribleminds.com. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Yes I bought this book and this is a real 5 star review. That said, I enjoyed every word of this creepy crawly book. The plot raced along, the characters were interestingly different, and the thriller was spiced with enough horror to make you fear the insect world we humans are a very small part of. The facts alone about genetics and ants still make me shudder when pondering that which is and the possibility how minor genetic 'tweaks' could have permanent planet altering consequences. My warning...never leave home without bug spray. Jp
Crawly. There are several scenes in this book that will haunt me for quite some time. It felt like a cheap shot, aiming right for the feels, but this book wasn't called 'A delightful excursion into Camp Cuddles.' I'm not sure I will forgive Mr. Wendig for planting those images, sensations, and fears in my head... But I will read more of his books.
I came for the bugs and stayed for the paranoia and action. Tons of fun!
Fantastic biological thriller. Very fun read.