Discussion Forums - Mystery & Thrillers

Topic: Taken

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Taken
Date Posted: 7/19/2009 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
Posts: 318
Back To Top

I have an ARC of Fragment by Warren Fahy available for 1 credit.
Trade size paperback:  6x9;   35 members wishing for hardback
ISBN: 978-0-553-80753-0


Book Description:

In this powerhouse of suspense—as brilliantly imagined as Jurassic Park and The Ruins—scientists have made a startling discovery: a fragment of a lost continent, an island with an ecosystem unlike any they’'ve seen before... an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.

The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders— -- and the ultimate test of survival begins...

For when they reach the island’s shores, scientists are utterly unprepared for what they find -- —creatures unlike any ever recorded in natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab where science has gone mad: this is the Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years.

Soon the scientists will stumble on something more shocking than anything humanity has ever encountered: because among the terrors of Henders Island, one life form defies any scientific theory— -- and must be saved at any cost

Last Edited on: 7/27/09 2:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1