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    Chuck Wendig(Author)

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-Think Thomas Harris' Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife's edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future.- -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI--a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It's her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. -I've got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies, - he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn't say. What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible--someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who--and why--will take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicted--a new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.

Think Thomas Harris Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife s edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"With this cinematic thriller s unusal setting, cinematic horror imagery, twisty plot, and grittily determined protagonist, fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home. --Publishers Weekly"Chuck Wendig can congratulate himself on a stunning new achievement: becoming the architect of all of my future nightmares...INVASIVE is a terrifying and tightly written thriller. --RT Book Reviews"This roller-coaster survival tale with copious amounts of creepy insects will appeal to fans of Michael Crichton. --Booklist"Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home. --Publishers Weekly"Enthralling...Wendig does an impeccable job blending fact and fiction as he describes invasive species and insects being used as biological weapons. This is a propulsive tale that also examines our interaction with and ma?nipu?la?tion of the natural world. --Washington Post"Wendig crosses, blurs, and smashes genre boundaries more often and more skillfully than any author working today...INVASIVE is one part locked room mystery, one part 1950 s monster movie, and one part cutting-edge scientific thriller. --Crimespree Magazine"Excellent...Follows the path set forth by Michael Crichton (a la Congo or Jurassic Park) in which Wendig s exhaustive research brings a convincing story of humanity tinkering with nature only to have it backfire...Expect to see it on the big screen. --Men's Journal"[A] rich, darkly funny page-turner with details designed to make those little hairs on the back of your neck stand up with how plausible [it seems]. --Locus""Enthralling...Wendig does an impeccable job blending fact and fiction as he describes invasive species and insects being used as biological weapons. This is a propulsive tale that also examines our interaction with -- and ma?nipu?la?tion of -- the natural world."--Washington Post"Wendig crosses, blurs, and smashes genre boundaries more often - and more skillfully - than any author working today...INVASIVE is one part locked room mystery, one part 1950's monster movie, and one part cutting-edge scientific thriller."--Crimespree Magazine"Excellent...Follows the path set forth by Michael Crichton (a la Congo or Jurassic Park) in which Wendig's exhaustive research brings a convincing story of humanity tinkering with nature -- only to have it backfire...Expect to see it on the big screen."--Men's Journal"This roller-coaster survival tale with copious amounts of creepy insects will appeal to fans of Michael Crichton."--Booklist"Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home."--Publishers Weekly"Chuck Wendig can congratulate himself on a stunning new achievement: becoming the architect of all of my future nightmares...INVASIVE is a terrifying and tightly written thriller."--RT Book Reviews"[A] rich, darkly funny page-turner with details designed to make those little hairs on the back of your neck stand up with how plausible [it seems]."--Locus-Enthralling...Wendig does an impeccable job blending fact and fiction as he describes invasive species and insects being used as biological weapons. This is a propulsive tale that also examines our interaction with -- and ma?nipu?la?tion of -- the natural world.---Washington Post-Wendig crosses, blurs, and smashes genre boundaries more often - and more skillfully - than any author working today...INVASIVE is one part locked room mystery, one part 1950's monster movie, and one part cutting-edge scientific thriller.---Crimespree Magazine-Excellent...Follows the path set forth by Michael Crichton (a la Congo or Jurassic Park) in which Wendig's exhaustive research brings a convincing story of humanity tinkering with nature -- only to have it backfire...Expect to see it on the big screen.---Men's Journal-This roller-coaster survival tale with copious amounts of creepy insects will appeal to fans of Michael Crichton.---Booklist-Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home.---Publishers Weekly-Chuck Wendig can congratulate himself on a stunning new achievement: becoming the architect of all of my future nightmares...INVASIVE is a terrifying and tightly written thriller.---RT Book Reviews-Think Thomas Harris' Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife's edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future.---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)-[A] rich, darkly funny page-turner with details designed to make those little hairs on the back of your neck stand up with how plausible [it seems].---Locus"Think Thomas Harris' Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife's edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Chuck Wendig(Author)
  • HarperCollins (16 Aug. 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By 'Books' Merricksson on 1 November 2016

    **This book was reviewed for San Francisco Book Review**Wendig's Invasive sinks its mandibles in from the start and refuses to let go. Terse, yet eloquent, it'll keep you up all night. Whether it's to finish it, or because you're too afraid to sleep, well now, that's a different question altogether. And now I have the Pink Panther theme stuck in my head….Hannah Stander, a futurist consultant for the FBI is in her way home to visit her survivalist parents when she's called away by Agent Hollis Copper to a remote cabin in the woods with no other information than that it contains 'over a thousand bodies’. Not human bodies, as it turns out. The cabin contains one badly mutilated human corpse and thousands of wee ant corpses. Like an army of tiny Ramsey Boltons, these ferocious beasties flayed him alive before falling to the coming winter. Okay, falling to an early spring frost.Hannah's job is to try and discover what the blazes went down here, and if a crime had even been committed. She learns the ants contain proprietary genes from one Arca Labs, so off to Hawai'i she goes, to the remote Kolohe Atoll. What she uncovers is a far more sinister than she ever could have imagined. And she can imagine a great deal! Its part of her job after all.I love the language. Descriptive, yet minimal, Wendig gets his point across in graphic detail, proving you do not, in fact, need a thousand words to paint a picture. Sometimes the right four or five will do just fine. To whit: “-the eyes bulging white fruits against the muscles of his cheeks and forehead.” Yeah, forget everything else, that right there freaked the bejeezus out of me. I’m very eye sensitive, having lost one. It's clear a great deal of research went into this novel. Given the propensity today to play god and create chimeras in the lab, Invasive rings a great deal more plausible than my beloved Jurassic Park.🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻 Highly recommended, especially if you like the works of Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child.

  • By E Griffin on 10 September 2016

    Zippy, straightforward science-goes-wrong thriller in the Michael Crichton tradition, that thankfully one that avoids the latter author's tendency for awkward politicised moralising (especially in relatively minor works like Rising Sun, Disclosure, and Airframe) and instead concentrates on delivering genre thrills.Invasive does what it sets out to do with admirable directness and efficiency; thrilling and icky in equal measure, with plenty of read-through-your -fingers stuff for those who aren't keen on bugs. Or being eaten alive. By bugs. Which have been genetically modified to scoff your skin right up.Structured to demand a movie adaptation, I'd expect a film version to be eating you to death in a couple of years' time...---TorcThe Prospect of This City: Being a novel of the Great Fire

  • By wilderfulford on 9 January 2017

    Amazingly detailed description with chilling truths in the storyline about the corruption of the world and the evil influence of money.

  • By WH Humphreys on 10 October 2016

    Skin-crawlingly exciting, punchy, funny and classic Wendig. The man gets better with each book and this one is brilliant.

  • By Julian Ransom on 4 September 2016

    An absolutely cracking techno-thriller, with a great protagonist. Really looking forward to the next instalment.


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