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3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly: "Superior science fiction thriller. . . . Boland's taut atmospherics are top-notch, and the evolutionary themes he explores are easily accessible to nonscientists." Mystery Scene review: "A riveting scientific suspense novel on the order of the popular Preston and Child thrillers. . . . Boland makes complicated theories about DNA and gene ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 19th 2011 by Perfect Crime Books
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Teresa
May 07, 2012 Teresa rated it really liked it
This book includes lots of things I am interested in, but the plot is difficult to follow, and even though the author tries to explain it at the end, I was still left confused. Parts are very scary and interesting, but it comes in bursts, and it is sometimes difficult to keep the characters straight. I liked it enough to finish it, and don't regret reading it, but it isn't a book I would read again or buy for a gift. I am disappointed because it is hard to find thrillers with an anthropology the ...more
Tor
Jan 29, 2014 Tor rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this. Picked it up by accident. I was attempting to join a speculative fiction book club at the time. The book club was reading Hominid. I thought was this Hominid but it was another book entirely. Never made it to the meeting but I did like John C. Boland's novel.
Shannon
Feb 06, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Interesting. Didn't go exactly where I expected it to, but had elements of archaeology and science that alway interest me - I won't go into explicit detail as it would be spoilery. A little preachy, I never got fully engaged in the characters (story kept me reading), and the plotting was not handled as tightly as it could have been. Enjoyable, solid 3 stars.
Wandac
Jul 03, 2012 Wandac rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: angie
Interesting tale of evolution. Archeologists and genetic scientists using up to date science.
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Oct 22, 2012 Ohyassi rated it did not like it
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