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Altar Eden
by James Rollins


Overview - From "New York Times"-bestselling author Rollins comes his first stand-alone novel in more than five years. "Altar of Eden" combines the author's trademark elements of science, history, and breakneck suspense in a streamlined narrative.  Read more...

 
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Overview

From "New York Times"-bestselling author Rollins comes his first stand-alone novel in more than five years. "Altar of Eden" combines the author's trademark elements of science, history, and breakneck suspense in a streamlined narrative.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061231421
  • ISBN-10: 0061231428
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: January 2010
  • Page Count: 416

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 29.
  • Review Date: 2009-11-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Bestseller Rollins (Subterranean) explores the genetic engineering theme popularized by Jurassic Park, if less imaginatively than, say, Warren Fahy did in his 2009 debut, Fragment, in this solid stand-alone thriller. During the looting of the Baghdad zoo in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, 12-year-old Makeen and his younger brother observe two men, one dressed in a khaki military uniform and the other in a dark suit, remove a large metal briefcase containing embryos from a secret facility at the zoo. About five years later, a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter lands at the New Orleans Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species to take Dr. Lorna Polk, a postgraduate resident, out over the Mississippi Delta to an abandoned trawler. In the boat Polk sees cages filled with bizarre creatures like Siamese twin capuchin monkeys and oversized vampire bats. The science mostly takes a backseat to generic suspense scenes of animal attacks, gunfights, and abduction. (Jan.)

 
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