The Dragon Factory (Joe Ledger #2)
Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first bl...more
"Die Vernichtungs Welle!"
"The Extinction Wave"
Joe Ledger is a very memorable protagonist, and as a result I found this book to be very enjoyable. This is my type of summer read. Book number 2 in the Joe Ledger series, this one is quite different from the first Patient Zero in that there are no zombies and there is new cast cast of baddies.
Like other Maberry novels this is an ACTION novel first, the horror, science fiction, and thriller elements all come in to add color and flair to ...more
Still, pretty good stuff. Some of the villains were stereotypically dastardly, but others were good. I didn't care for the increase of POV switches away from Joe Ledger that this one took. It was jarring for his story to be first person, and then about half the rest of the chapters were third.
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my fear was that the Ledger series blew its load after a 2 hour mar ...more
First off I must come clean about a few things in regard to Mr. Maberry & his work. He was nice enough to add me as a friend on Facebook and allow me into his world as we do there. Originally I was just interested in one facet of his work as the sci –fi /paranormal posts were not on the radar yet. His work with Marvel Comics and the graphic novels were all that was on my mind. The other work he has done, the novels that have earned him multiple Bram Stoker Awards – Patient Zero, The Pine Dee ...more
Reread this in print, also thanks to Paperback Swap, following up my enjoyment of rereading Patient Zero in print. I realized rereading this in print that they are the modern equivalent of the penny dreadfuls, in the sense of cheap, sensational fiction. Indeed yes.
I have a place in my heart for cheap, sensational fiction and I believe this fills this bill on several levels of the meanings for cheap and sensational. It is probably the reason that my rereading leads me to skip ov ...more
What this book is about: Hate ..fear.. Read on....
"..Why do we hate?"
I don't know. There are long and short answers to that. Mostly people hate because people are different from them, or because they're the same. It comes down to fear. Our species has always been motivated by fear. We fear what we don't know or understand, we fear differences, and the primitive in our consciousness demonstrates fear through violence. It's what makes us so aggressive. Fear, and greed."
~ Rudy, The Dra ...more
For the first time, I felt that this could be a series that my husband and I could share. He enjoys ...more
If Jason Borne and 24 had a baby it would be The Dragon Factory. I would say that that's the simplest way to describe this book.
Joe ledger is part of the DMS(Department of Military Sciences), a secret organization that helps to protect the United states against threats of the scientific variety. Run by a mystery man, named Church, who loves vanilla wafers. The DMS is desperately needed in order to protect against the Cabal.
The Cabal is a group of Nazi's who believe in the pe ...more
What makes Maberry’s books so ...more
Once I started reading this book, I was disappointed to find out that it was not a sequel to Patient Zero, which was my original expectation. In the end, though, that made no difference. The main character, Joe Ledger, who fought off and successfully saved the w ...more
A meatier book than Patient Zero. I genuinely enjoyed this one better too. Despite the fact that I'm majorly peeved about something that happens in the book. Why, Jonathan, WHYYYY.
Anyway, the series as a whole is not free from cliches and the plots are a bit over-the-top, but Jonathan Maberry is not afraid to go to some dark places and I appreciate that. Plus, I really heart Joe, the protagonist of the series. I look forward to finding out what happens to him next.
In its sequel, The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and Echo team are back. However, no zombies this time out. Instead, the team are in a race against time to stop a maniacal billionaire geneticist who has plans to reinvent the hum ...more
His novels include the Pine Deep Trilogy: GHOST ROAD BLUES (Pinnacle books; winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), DEAD ...more