Iraq, aprile 2003. In una Baghdad in preda all’anarchia, alcuni uomini s’intrufolano nei sotterranei del giardino zoologico dove, in un laboratorio segreto, è in corso un esperimento rivoluzionario...
New Orleans, oggi. Un peschereccio naufragato con un carico clandestino di animali esotici: è lo scenario che si presenta alla veterinaria Lorna Polk, chiamata per prestare le prime cure. Incuriosita dalle strane caratteristiche e dalla stupefacente intelligenza degli animali, Lorna sospetta che siano le cavie di esperimenti genetici e decide d’indagare. Ben presto si troverà a un passo dallo svelare un segreto che risale all’origine stessa della razza umana...
- ISBN: 8850253966
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 444
- Data di uscita: 16-05-2019
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’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
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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