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Ancestor: A Novel | [Scott Sigler]

Ancestor: A Novel

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee...and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology.
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Publisher's Summary

“The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me.”

From acclaimed author Scott Sigler—New York Times best-selling creator of Infected and Contagious—comes a tale of genetic experimentation’s worst nightmare come true.

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee...and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology.

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, P. J. Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection.

There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil.

With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda.

As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes listeners on the ultimate thrill-ride—and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.

©2010 Scott Sigler (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

“A tremendously entertaining horror novel…the premise is thought-provoking; Sigler populates the novel with a lively cast of characters (unlike many thrillers, the heroes are as interesting as the villains), and the action is virtually nonstop—and, at times, quite graphic. If you combined Michael Crichton’s scientific exploration with Matthew Reilly’s lightning-fast pace and colorful characters, you might get something that feels like this book, which, incidentally, would make a great movie.” (Booklist)

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    James Tacoma, WA, United States 11-30-10
    James Tacoma, WA, United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Scott Sigler Kicks A**!!"

    Mr. Sigler is a delightfully twisted man who brings entertainment as well as horror. I would recomend any of his books! Check out The Rookie or Infected! It seems Sigler has cut his teeth on old school authors, and it's nice to see him taking up the mantle. No, I mean he has shed today's "man-gina" popular "soft" horror...and strives to produce the real thing. Nicely done...again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Borgnimbblefoot 10-12-10

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    "Ancestor"

    This novel starts off rather slow as you are introduced to one of the main characters is going through a psychotic episode; only to find herself as an iatrical part of a research team. I have listened to the other two titles available by Scott Sigler and found that this novel was more sedate in comparison the pace was ¾ of the others. Over all I did enjoy this novel as well; it is filled with intrigue and kept me interested.

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    Joseph T. LaFlex 09-10-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Fast Pace Action, But Bad Dialogue"

    I don't understand the high reviews for this book. Sure it's fast pace and the author uses science to tell his story. But, come on, it's awlful dialogue filled with cliche after cliche. In my opinion the author needs to slow down on what he's trying to tell and come up with real original dialogue and narrative.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jack 01-13-15
    Jack 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The author needs to stick to his writing"

    This book is waist of time.DONOT LISTEN TO IT. The last thirty minutes were the worth while part of the book

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    Amazon Customer Boston, MA 08-20-12
    Amazon Customer Boston, MA 08-20-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Lots of Cows, Monsters, and guns!"
    If you could sum up Ancestor in three words, what would they be?

    man made monsters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ancestor?

    When the C5 crashes.


    What about Scott Sigler’s performance did you like?

    As the author he brings the right emotion into it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed where appropriate and was upset when innocent islanders were eaten.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like this, read everything else by Scott.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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