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Mount Dragon | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Mount Dragon

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

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Publisher's Summary

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans, and Carson's job is to stabilize the virus. But Carson starts to wonder if this is justifiable, even for the most noble medical cause. Altering genes is a risky job, and the possibility of creating another killer virus is very real. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

©2008 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror." (Publishers Weekly)
"A delightfully gruesome yarn and an apt mirror of our love-hate relationship with science." (Business Week)
"Dynamic duo Preston and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre....The thrillfest runs full force to the very last page." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Kara San Pedro, CA, United States 01-07-11
    Kara San Pedro, CA, United States 01-07-11
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    "Technical issues"

    A good story, well read but the sound quality was so poor I often had to undock my Garmin and reposition it near my ear, even with the volume at 100%. Really disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Flint, MI 12-12-10
    Amazon Customer Flint, MI 12-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Predictable"

    Ithought a book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child should be pretty good and the premise seemed topnotch. While the premise remained top notch, the writing was abysmal. Actually, the author of the blurb about the book was much better than the book. Within mere pages it became way to obvious what was going to happen and how. There was one nice twist at the end of the book, but overall just predictably boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Putinsky Pontiac, Michigan 12-01-10
    Gary Putinsky Pontiac, Michigan 12-01-10 Member Since 2005

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    "Preston & Child a great pair"

    Good pace, up to date story line will keep your interest. The twists the story takes will keep you guessing, the ending is unique.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
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    "Serious Terror."

    A modern day "What if this really happened" type of story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Louis Pretoria, South Africa 05-09-10
    Louis Pretoria, South Africa 05-09-10
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    "Mount Dragon"

    An excellent book! Really gripping story, with an unexpected twist at the end. A must for your library.

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    Peggy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 03-30-09
    Peggy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 03-30-09 Member Since 2005
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    "very bad to very good"

    This the first time that I had to actually
    wade thru the first part of the book I was so disappointed in the authors whom I had never read a bad book before But the second half saved the day It was up to their excellent selves and I enjoyed it immensly

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Verreault 07-26-08 Listener Since 2003
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    "Average"

    The tech, particularly the computer stuff is weak. The characters feel thin and lack depth or believability. It's not without value, but on the whole I think this book is weaker than most of their other novels, most of which I've enjoyed.

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  • Samantha
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    9/14/09
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    "Great story"

    I have not listened to a Douglas Preston/ Lincoln Child Book yet that i have not enjoyed. Great to while away the time, not particularly taxing.I would recommend all of them .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    Swepstone, United Kingdom
    12/28/13
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    "Good story, but narration hard going at times"

    First of all, I enjoyed this book. It's a cracking story reminiscent of the works by Michael Crichton. Great if you like a dose of science with your fiction.

    My main problem with the book is the narrator. Hi voice and accent are ok (American) but the volume levels seem to rise and fall a lot. I do most of my listening when driving to work. I found this impossible with this book - either the volume was so loud it was painful, or I could barely hear it, all within the space of a single sentence. The book was worth finding an alternative time to listen, but it really is a no go in the car even on some serious car stereo equipment!

    David Colacci narrates a number of Child/Preston books, so I've stayed clear of those. A shame as I enjoy these writers immensely.

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  • E R Duff
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    9/25/12
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    "A Great Story"

    A great listen delivered by a really good narrator - story waffles a little but nothing drastic. Generally a good book -prefer Pendergast.

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  • Andrew Baxter
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    "A Great Listen"

    As someone who relies upon audio books, I have found the work of Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston never lets you down.

    Mount Dragon takes us into uncomfortable areas of genetic research and examines personal morality and ethics. It odes so with a story line that is both easy to follow yet thought provoking.

    Easy to listen to from beginning to end - cannot wait to read another of their books.

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