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
"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)
I liked the detailed storyline, the knowledge and research on the subject matter, both about gentetics, computers and surviving in the destert. Also, it sent a moral message about alterning human genes without being too preachy.
I would compare it to a Michael Crichton novel.
A lover of contemporary, character driven sci-fi.
The main character was excellently developed, and it had a fairly strong plot, although it changed gears on me at the end and fell short. As someone deeply entrenched in the biological sciences, i love a good bio thriller although unfortunately the science must be top-notch in order for me to buy it-- this one just didn't quite cut it for me. Still, kept me reading to the end, which is saying something. Meh.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
I liked this one, and being a PC Tech 4 tier support person both hardware and soft it was kinda fun to see something that one could only wish for.
The story line was good and enjoyed the narration.
This is a good read/listen.
I was only able to download a partial recording of this book, very disapointed in the lackof concern in emails (unanswered) and phone calls. I don't regard this website as trustworthy.
Tom P. Wilson
I found this book interesting, exciting, gripping, and entertaining. The topic is appropo and fortuitous given the high interest in gene therapy; the plot posits a set of entirely plausible if alarming circumstances that will capture your imagination and keep you awake at night. This is one book you will find difficult to put down. Making this book one of the better reads I have had the pleasure of experiencing is the performance by Mr. Colacci. His rendition adds to the very gratifying experience of listening to a great work.
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.
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.
Good pace, up to date story line will keep your interest. The twists the story takes will keep you guessing, the ending is unique.
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