Iraq, aprile 2003. Baghdad è appena stata conquistata dall'esercito americano: la città è in preda all'anarchia e, mentre i soldati cercano di arginare rapine e saccheggi, alcuni uomini s'intrufolano nei sotterranei del giardino zoologico, che ospitano un laboratorio segreto per lo sviluppo di armi biologiche. E dove è in corso un esperimento rivoluzionario...
New Orleans, oggi. Un peschereccio naufragato sulle coste della Louisiana, i membri dell'equipaggio morti e, nella stiva, un carico clandestino di animali esotici: è questo lo scenario che si presenta alla veterinaria Lorna Polk, chiamata dalle autorità per prestare le prime cure ai preziosi animali. Incuriosita dalle loro strane e inusuali caratteristiche fisiche, e soprattutto dalla loro stupefacente intelligenza, Lorna sospetta che siano le cavie di audaci esperimenti genetici e decide d'indagare sulla provenienza di quel misterioso carico. Sarà costretta ad affrontare una verità sconvolgente, e si troverà a un passo dallo svelare un segreto che risale all'origine stessa della razza umana...
- ISBN: 8842917222
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 444
- Data di uscita: 24-02-2011
This book was absolute trash and I loved every second of it.
Very entertaining adventure/mystery about scientific experimentation with animal and the results. Liked the characters! I'm a fan of Rollins, particularly his Sigma series. Anyway, the point is, this was like old school Rollins. The character are interesting but they don't take over.There’s a good ba Leggi tutto
WHY are people rating this book so highly??? The characters were cardboard cutouts, the plot was obviously manipulated, the scenarios were so unlikely...the story was more like a series of explosions and gunfights loosely linked together until it finally expired. Having survived to the end, I know a Leggi tutto
I really liked this book! It is a quick read. I picked it up just to take a look and read seven chapters before I put it back down. I highly recommend all of James Rollins books, but "Altar of Eden" is definitely my favorite.
Lorna is innocently driving to work in Louisiana one morning after a strong storm thinking of how her day is going to go. However, once she gets to work, she finds that she has been told that she is going out to inspect a ship-wrecked boat. What??? She is a vet, what do they need her for? Once she g Leggi tutto
I’ve heard many good things about James Rollins and have had his books recommended to me on numerous occasions, but it took me a while before I finally picked one up. After reading Altar of Eden, I’ll certainly be devouring many of his other books. With Altar of Eden, we have a thriller with a scienc Leggi tutto
My first glimpse into James Rollins occurred around 2006. I was managing an overstock bookstore at the time—Book Gallery—and a customer came in asking if we had any of Rollins's works. We had two—Amazonia and Ice Hunt—that he already had read, and so I personally picked them up and brought them home Leggi tutto
As far as airport novels go, this book was a sleeper...the kind that literally puts you to sleep. That's an odd thing to say about a book that has some of the loudest prose I've ever read, the kind that shouts, shoots, and explodes on every page. But I found it rather dull. I liked the premise and t Leggi tutto
Another great book by James Rollins . I love how in his books there are always adventure but a little romance as well. And facts, for example how the brain can produce enough electricity all the time to feed a flashlight. Lorna and Jack were very strong character, but I liked all the side ones too.
I was happy when his new book came out and not at all disappointed that it wasn't part of his previous series. He started out in the business with individual stories, and for Altar of Eden, he returned to his roots. Being a veterinarian, it is not surprising he wrote a story about animals. What I li Leggi tutto
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