By Scott Sigler
From acclaimed writer Scott Sigler—New York instances bestselling writer of Infected and Contagious—comes a story of genetic experimentation’s worst nightmare come actual.
Every 5 mins, a transplant candidate dies whereas awaiting a middle, a liver, a kidney. think a expertise that can offer these life-saving transplant organs for a nominal expense ... and picture what a firm could do to get a monopoly on that technology.
On a distant island within the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a gaggle of geneticists who've came across this holy grail of medication. through reverse-engineering the genomes of hundreds of thousands of mammals, Colding's crew has dialed again the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s universal ancestor. the strategy? unlawful. the outcome? A computer-engineered dwelling creature, an animal whose organs will be implanted in any one, and with out probability of transplant rejection.
There's only one challenge: these ancestors are now not the docile herd animals that Colding's staff expected. as a substitute, Colding’s paintings has given beginning to something big, something evil.
With those killer creatures at the prowl, Colding and the girl he loves needs to struggle to outlive — even as government brokers shut in to close the venture down, and the deep-pocketed corporation backing this learn proves to have its personal cold-blooded time table.
As the creators develop into the prey within the final conflict for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers at the final thrill-ride—and bargains a chilling cautionary account of what can take place while hubris, greed, and insanity force medical experimentation previous the edge of reason.
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Ancestor: A Novel by Scott Sigler