From the back of the book:
Nathaniel Hunter could track anyone - or anything - on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere norht of the Arctic Circle. It ahs already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.
It's a job that Hunter can't turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of genetic experiments. It has man's cunning, a predator's savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he'll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
Well, this book was a bit of a disappointment. Though it did have some cinematic qualities, and some relatively sympathetic characters, the creature itself defied all credibility. The havoc that ensued was just utterly unbelievable... and so was the history of the creature (***SPOILER: I mean if the whole biology of this creature was just to kill, kill, kill.... and its painting showed that it was not capable of social or cultural activities, why in the world were there paintings at all? And the whole destruction of their race....Ridiculous!***END OF SPOILER). Needless, to say, the plot had some holes. Also, the book itself was drawn out, making the repeated scuffles redundant. You can only hear about fangs and the like so many times. It probably could have stood to be edited down from 565 pages to about 365. But, all that being said, I can see how this would appeal to some because there is a lot of painstaking detail about artillery and the like. From the description, this sounded more like a Bigfoot book, but be warned it is more of a government/military thriller.
Good read. A little too drawn out but lots of action. Not at all scary but I haven't read a really creepy book in a while. *sigh*
Let's start off by saying that this audio is pure "Cotton Candy" for the brain! This is a book you listen to solely for entertainment! You are not going to come away from this book with a marked increase in your intelligence, or the ability to finally understand the principles of quantum mechanics! You're going to come away with a feeling like you just got off a roller coaster - almost wet yourself, but you want to go again! Switch from intelect over to imagination - and you'll enjoy this one! There are three main characters in this book that you get to know quite well, and grow close to: the title character "Hunter" a tracker without equal, his companion "Ghost" an adult Northern Wolf, and the "monster" the result of rogue genetic manipulation. I will admit that the premis is a little outlandish - an indestructible monter - but it IS plausible! Think of what capabilities we have regarding genetic research - could we do it? Would we do it? One thing about the human race, if it can be done, we will eventually do it - regardless of the moral or ethical values we have. The best part of this novel is the PLOT itself! It's a fantastic mind trip into a blank zone - cuz that's what your mind does - it blanks out, and all you have is the story that you can't tear yourself away from. That's good writing! I would point you to two other books by Huggins: CAIN and LEVIATHAN - both excellent thrillers! Hope you enjoy this one, I did!, but then it doesn't take much to entertain me! I have to use my mind all day at work (remember me mentioning "quantum mechanics?), so anything that gives me a form of mental escape is entertaining to me!
A page-turner, a breathless read tracing the struggle between good and evil.
Page turner; I found it hard to put down.