Sunday, 30 September 2012


Release Date: 22/06/12


Dr. Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. But when his creation demonstrates monstrous strength, speed, and - most disquietingly - intelligence, Silas' scientific curiosity gives way to sheer terror.


This title is a bit of a strange one as it crosses quite a few genres. It has elements of Jurassic Park, it has elements of mankind manipulating in things that are better left along and when added to a kick ass plot with quite a pace attached makes this a book that’s hard to grab a breath between the various chapters, and for me, that’s one of the area’s where the problems lie as I felt that they really should have had more breathing space before continuing in such a high octane manner.

For me, the other problem contained within was the principle players who I never truly got to grips with, they seemed fairly flat and just there to facilitate the overall arc to keep the tale moving at an incredible pace. All in its an OK read but if you’re expecting the next Michael Crichton then you’ll sadly be disappointed.

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