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The Genetic Buccaneer (Cap Kennedy #12)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Dr. Kaifeng has tampered with human genes to create a super-race in order to create his version of a scientific Utopia. The results are not what he has intended though and what emerges is a super-army made up of obedient but brilliant monsters. Cap Kennedy becomes involved in this while investigating the abduction of leading geneticists from Earth. This threat to Terra tur ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published October 15th 1974 by DAW (first published 1974)
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Feb 28, 2011 Randy rated it really liked it
Someone is grabbing experts in the life sciences and making the disappearances/deaths look like chanc. The latest, there was a slip-up though, and the ship wasn't destroyed. Crew and passengers were all slaughtered, though the Captain manged to leave a clue before he died: a sumbol entirely familiar to Cap Kennedy, the insignia of Doctor Kaifeng!

An old enemy of Cap's, who was thought to have died in their last meeting!

At the same time, on the female dominated society of the planet Weingold, win
May 02, 2012 Charles rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
The usual fast read. An old enemy turns up. This one seemed a touch more brutal than the usual Cap Kennedy offering. There was a little more description of the villain's viciousness. It also marked, I believe, the first time in the series that old Cap both wins a woman's heart and we actually get to see that he enjoys the 'fruits' of that win. Usually there is some reason why Cap can't or won't sleep with the women he meets in the stories. This time he does, although we know only that he "wakes ...more
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Jul 09, 2013 Craig Herbertson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
Kern (E.C TUBB) finally comes into his own in the 12th Cap Kennedy book. Superlative example of the classic zap gun tale with our hero chasing after a genetic scientist. A similar pattern emerges in the famous Dumarest series - Once the author is into his stride the series lifts and his polished writing becomes a seamless carpet. the characters resolve, the antagonists concretise in his imagination and off we go around the stars and you are that hero.
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