Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Babylon Rising

What if people were used as biological warfare. Not IN biological warfare. Used as weapons basically. People as weapons. Scary thought.

Now imagine it's not just people being made into weapons. It's animals, too. Big cats, foxes, monkeys, even birds. Any kind of sentient animal. Only with increased intelligence. Increased to the point of sapience. Scarier thought. Something as vicious as an animal with near-human intelligence? Shudder.

That was exactly what veterinarian Lorna Polk had to face in James Rollins's newest book Altar of Eden.

Luckily for her, she wasn't alone.

However, she did have to rely on Jack Menard, with whom she shares a secret - linked to their past. His family despises her, and hers despises his. All from one terrible happenstance.

This fast-paced thriller kept me up all night. I just had to finish reading it.

From the Louisiana bayou to two remote Caribbean islands, I followed along breathlessly. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

The best - and worst - part about this book? The science. It's almost all things that can be done with today's technology. Scary stuff.

Still a great read.


Source: Checked out from local library.

Where to Buy: Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million

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