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Altar of Eden

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Harperaudio

Publish Date: Dec 2009

ISBN-13: 9780061841996

ISBN-10: 0061841994

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Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk stumbles upon a shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying a caged group of exotic animals. Yet, something is wrong with these beasts: a parrot with no feathers, a pair of Capuchin monkeys conjoined at the hip, a jaguar cub with the dentition of a saber-tooth tiger. They also all share one uncanny trait--a disturbingly heightened intelligence. To uncover the truth, Lorna must team up with a man who shares a dark and bloody past with her, U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Jack Menard. Together, the two must hunt for a beast that escaped the shipwreck while uncovering a mystery tied to fractal science and genetic engineering, all to expose a horrifying secret that traces back to mankind's earliest roots.

But can Lorna stop what is about to be born upon the altar of Eden before it threatens not only the world, but also the very foundation of what it means to be human?

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Publisher: Harperaudio
Publish Date: Dec 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061841996
ISBN-10: 0061841994
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.3 x 1.5 x 5.7

About the author

Biography of Rollins, James

James Rollins (nee James Czajkowski) was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 1961. He received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1985. After graduation, he started his veterinary practice in Sacramento, California. His first novel, Subterranean, was published in 1999. His other works include the Sigma Force series, the Jake Ransom series, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He also writes the Banned and the Banished series and The Godslayer Chronicles under the name of James Clemens.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2010-01-29)

Taking a break from his "Sigma Force" series, Rollins still captivates with this stand-alone work. Veterinarian Maura Kelly discovers a horrific menagerie of animals that have been genetically altered to not only be an ugly aberration of nature, but also extremely intelligent. She has very little time to contemplate who or what's happening, because one of the animals escapes. With the help of a U.S. marshall she knows from her past, Maura discovers an even more sinister plot that involves humans as well.

Verdict: Writing about a profession he knows intimately as a practicing vet, Rollins gets the details right in this exhilarating page-turner. The main characters are intriguing, and he does an admirable job balancing character development with the mayhem. Rollins's career is on the rise, and this further solidifies his reputation.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/09.] - Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk stumbles upon a shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying a caged group of exotic animals. Yet, something is wrong with these beasts: a parrot with no feathers, a pair of Capuchin monkeys conjoined at the hip, a jaguar cub with the dentition of a saber-tooth tiger. They also all share one uncanny trait--a disturbingly heightened intelligence. To uncover the truth, Lorna must team up with a man who shares a dark and bloody past with her, U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Jack Menard. Together, the two must hunt for a beast that escaped the shipwreck while uncovering a mystery tied to fractal science and genetic engineering, all to expose a horrifying secret that traces back to mankind’s earliest roots.

But can Lorna stop what is about to be born upon the altar of Eden before it threatens not only the world, but also the very foundation of what it means to be human?

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