There is more to that scene, but I'll leave it be. I guess I should give some semblance of a plot. A boat load of genetic freak animals crashes down south of New Orleans. Some of the animals are rescued by Lorna Polk, the aforementioned blonde scientist with emotional roadblocks past. She brought on board by Jack Menard soldering 'n swarthy. They find that at least one of the experiments has escaped, a massive killing machine, and start to hunt it see above alligator farm on flames. By this time, they are in up to their neck and people with deep pockets and a lack of morals and a total disrespect for the sanctity of motherhood need them out of the way.
All leading to an island-based battle between men with guns, down-home boys from the bayou with guns, not so much evil as just following orders scientists, horribly scarred, women-disrespecting men with bigger guns and explosives, and preternaturally intelligent animals and ape-things. It's nearly too much book for its circa pages, and barely enough actual story to fill a YA adult novel half that size. But people who want to read this aren't in it for the story, in the way that someone who rereads Howard's End for the third time are picking at the story for subtly missed details.
They are in it for the story in the way that every explosion, ever heart-racing glance at a would-be lover, and every boat speeding to save the day is a story in its own right. This is a novel of events, peopled by characters you have met a dozen times before with different names, and building up to a big idea that can be summed up simply as where money meets human hubris.
In the midst of this you get speeches about science gone awry and the power of life. And if you thought I was describing Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park , you are getting the point of the "seen before" sentence. Perhaps the single biggest misstep is allowing key points in the book to have some of the worst writing, apparently trying to focus more on the flow behind the words being considered more important the words itself.
That, and having the brilliant scientist's eyes go wide as she finds out about fractals, a concept she has apparently never heard of before, and then even wider as a computer draws triangles on a screen. With all my sarcasm aside, it's a readable book, even if you have to sometimes take the lumps with the gravy. It doesn't take long, and at worst is only truly bad in a half-dozen places and it is good in about as many.
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See our disclaimer. With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Altar of Eden, Rollins takes a breather from his Sigma Force adventures Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al while delivering all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he's well known--and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense--and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis-- Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts. Specifications Abridged Y. Customer Reviews. See all reviews.
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