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View our feature on Rob Thurman’s Chimera. New from the national bestselling author of Roadkill

A sci-fi thriller that asks the questions...

What makes us human...

What makes us unique...

And what makes us kill?

Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth-his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

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"A touching story on the nature of family, trust, and love lies hidden in this action thriller. While raiding a secret facility for genetically modifying and training children to be deadly assassins, Stefan Korsak, a young bodyguard for the Russian mafia, finds a boy who strongly resembles his younger brother, Lukas, kidnapped 10 years before. Now the protective, wisecracking, strangely nave big brother and the brainwashed killer teen are on the run from the man who transformed the boy from gentle child to lethal property. Thurman (the Cal Leandros series) weaves personal discovery seamlessly into the fast-paced action, making it easy to cheer for these overgrown, dangerous boys. The technological background is superficially different from the supernatural framework of Thurman's earlier books, but the themes remain the same, and readers who enjoyed her previous work will find this just as satisfying. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

New from the national bestselling author of Roadkill

A sci-fi thriller that asks the questions...

What makes us human...

What makes us unique...

And what makes us kill?

Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth-his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

Synopsis:

From the national bestselling author of "Nightlife" comes a gripping sci-fi thriller. Ten years have passed since Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Now, Stefan learns the truth--his brother is a trained, genetically altered killer. Original.

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About the Author

Rob, short for Robyn (yes, he is really a she) Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows, deer, and wild turkeys. Many, many turkeys. She is also the author of the Cal Leandros Series: Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse, and Deathwish; has a story in the anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe; and is the author of Trick of the Light, the first book in the Trickster series.

Besides wild, ravenous turkeys, she has a dog (if you don’t have a dog, how do you live?)—one hundred pounds of Siberian husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of a person’s hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movies, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come by. Fortunately, she has another dog that is a little more invested in keeping the food source alive. By the way, the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were fully grown, already housetrained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you’re looking for a Rover or Fluffy.

For updates, teasers, deleted scenes, and various other extras, visit Rob Thurman's website and her LiveJournal.

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Joceanne2000, August 3, 2010 (view all comments by Joceanne2000)
I love Rob Thurman. That being said, I was somewhat disappointed by this newest offering. It seemed in many ways to borrow too much angst from her main fair.

The brothers in trouble, older one shouldering responsibility beyond his age etc has been done admirably by Ms. Thurman in her original (and MUCH loved, enjoyed and devoured) series.

I was hoping for something different as she delivered in Trick of the Light.

The big reveal at the end was somewhat anticlimatic and really, didn't matter to me.

So, I only gave it a 3 as I know she can do better, enjoyable but not up to her other works.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451463425
Author:
Thurman, Rob
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.36 x 1 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 352 pages Roc - English 9780451463425 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A touching story on the nature of family, trust, and love lies hidden in this action thriller. While raiding a secret facility for genetically modifying and training children to be deadly assassins, Stefan Korsak, a young bodyguard for the Russian mafia, finds a boy who strongly resembles his younger brother, Lukas, kidnapped 10 years before. Now the protective, wisecracking, strangely nave big brother and the brainwashed killer teen are on the run from the man who transformed the boy from gentle child to lethal property. Thurman (the Cal Leandros series) weaves personal discovery seamlessly into the fast-paced action, making it easy to cheer for these overgrown, dangerous boys. The technological background is superficially different from the supernatural framework of Thurman's earlier books, but the themes remain the same, and readers who enjoyed her previous work will find this just as satisfying. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , New from the national bestselling author of Roadkill

A sci-fi thriller that asks the questions...

What makes us human...

What makes us unique...

And what makes us kill?

Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth-his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him...

"Synopsis" by , From the national bestselling author of "Nightlife" comes a gripping sci-fi thriller. Ten years have passed since Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Now, Stefan learns the truth--his brother is a trained, genetically altered killer. Original.
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