I love when authors take it upon themselves to do a little viral marketing. One such example is Scott Sigler (“CONTAGIOUS”, “INFECTED”) who sent over the link for a trailer he put together for his newest novel, “ANCESTOR”. Not only is the trailer pretty darned good, but the book doesn’t look half bad either. The pod-caster has released several New York Times Best Selling novels in the past, and his work has garnered him much praise amongst genre fans, and his writing style has even been compared to the late Michael Crichton. Inside you can get all the details on the story and view the trailer for yourselves. Read on for the skinny.
“Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a
compatible heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could
provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee … and
imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of
geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By
reverse-engineering thousands of animal genomes, Colding’s team has
dialed back the evolutionary clock and re-created the progenitor of
all mammals. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered
living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any
person, with no chance of transplant rejection.
There’s just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd
animals that Colding’s team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has
given birth to something big, something evil…something very, very
As creators become prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Colding
and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government
agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed
company backing this research reveals its own cold-blooded agenda.
ANCESTOR is at once an action-packed tale featuring a host of deadly,
hungry critters and a flawed but heroic group of people trying to
survive … and a terrifyingly believable exploration of what can happen
when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past
the brink of reason. Sigler takes us on the ultimate thrill ride —
you’ll be looking over your shoulder long after you’re done reading,
just in case.”
“This story sizzles with tension. Danger and drama mix with cutting-edge science to produce a top notch, action-packed adventure. If you think Scott Sigler just writes horror, you’re dead wrong. This guy is one heck of a thriller writer.”
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE PARIS VENDETTA and THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT
“Michael Crichton may be gone, but he has a worthy successor in Scott. This book takes thriller and science fiction conventions and slams them together to make something new and fascinating.”
Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNCANNY and AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS
“Sigler has a unique talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seats; I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next. Infected is full of mayhem, action, and gore — and you won’t be able to put it down.”
Dave Wellington, author of 13 BULLETS and the MONSTER ISLAND trilogy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Sigler is a popular pod-caster and the New York Times bestselling
author of INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS. Scott lives in San Francisco with
his wife and their dog, a dog that has a rather suspicious resemblance
to the bone-crunching critters in ANCESTOR. Interact with Scott and
his fans at scottsigler.com
“ANCESTOR” Drops June 22nd! (MSRP-$24.99 ((Hardcover))
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