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Curious Anomalies

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Rick Silvano, an anxious young geneticist, has gotten himself entangled with a violent, South American, drug-lord named Diego Peres. Rick’s talents have been enlisted by Peres to create genetically enhanced watchdogs, by combining common moustache bats with Africanized honeybees. Everything has gone smoothly for the last three years until now, the night before Peres is due ...more
ebook, 36 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by RSO Publications (first published October 7th 2012)
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C.C. Thomas
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, thriller
It isn't a completely forgettable story but it isn't the greatest sci-fi I've read. Somewhere in the murky middle. It is a very short story-about a 20-minute read.

Rick is a scientist, a geneticist, who is wholly devoted to his work. His entire world centers around a small lab set deep in a jungle, impossible for anyone to find. Rick has been employed by a violent South American drug lord, Diego. Diego is due for a visit and Rick has to make sure everything is perfect if he wants his funding to c
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Young geneticist Rick Salvano, wanting to further his own ends, gets hooked up with a drug dealer named Diego Peres who wants the perfect "watchdog" for his marijuana fields. His plants, developed over a number of years by his father, are powerful and strictly sold to the wealthy. He ruthlessly kills anyone that tries to get cuttings to grow their own.

Technology has outstripped his abilities to guard. Detectors from planes can find the large dogs too easily. Besides, it costs to train and maint
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
A cool little story about what happens when you mess around with nature. The author did a great job of building up the suspense. Bats creep me out anyway. I may have nightmares now. A fun, creepy, short read.
Kaelin O
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
A well-crafted story with effective descriptions, and good pacing. Subject matter is more relatable in this story than in the author's previous work. Enjoyed the author's writing style and characters and look forward to his next work! ...more
Lisa Hall
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great read for rainy evening!
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I took to books at an early age and can still remember my father reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit to me at bedtime. When I could read on my own, my mother brought home books from the library for my siblings and me. She tells me, that I would look at the covers and say “not interested”, but if she left them on my night stand I couldn’t help, but devour them—the genres and titles didn’t seem to m ...more

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