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The Unnaturalby Alan Nayes
Synopses & Reviews
"Will thrill and horrify readers with the possibility of science overpowering and defining humanity."-Myshelf
Praise for Alan Nayes's Gargoyles
"An entertaining story that builds suspense to a page-turning frenzy. Most important, it makes its points through causing the reader to bond emotionally to its protagonist rather than by preaching. . . . The story is never lost in the message."
"It's nearly impossible to put down author Alan Nayes's Gargoyles once begun: a too realistic plot. . . . Danger strikes .. . . Intriguing and ethical and moral questions continue in unexpected directions right up to the final, satisfying, surprising conclusion."
"A gripping, thought-provoking tale of mounting distrust, betrayal, brutality, and greed."
"The mix of breezy science and lab-smock sadism makes for breathless page-turning."-Kirkus Reviews
"The idea behind this story is first-rate. . . . Shows the dark side of generic engineering run amok, in a nightmarish biotech scenario . . . an audacious beginning for a bold new writer."
-David Shobin, New York Times bestselling author of The Provider
"Gargoyles is a heart-stopping page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. Alan Nayes combines his expertise and slick writing to brilliantly bring to life the all-too-real possibilities of genetic engineering in the wrong hands. Gargoyles is a frighteningly good read!"
-April Christofferson, author of The Protocol
"A timely tale, steadily accelerating suspense . . . and a warning."
-Charles Wilson, USA Today bestselling author of Deep Sleep and Extinct
"Nayes provides some genuinely chilling suspense....This is a book that only dedicated horror fans will treasure, but a wide variety of readers will thoroughly enjoy reading once." Publishers Weekly
"[A] gross-out horror tale admirable for its detailed medical procedures and conspicuous tweaking of slasher-genre clichés....Nayes doesn't so much take on science gone amok as grotesquely revisit classic B-movie shocker scenes." Kirkus Reviews
"[W]ill have you frantically guessing what horrors will await the next victim....Should enthrall fans of the science-gone-awry genre made popular by Robin Cook and Michael Crichton, as well as readers of horror and monster lit." Michael Gannon, Booklist
A gripping, edge of your seat thriller by the acclaimed author of 'Gargoyles'.
The first victim, brutally assaulted, literally dies of fright in the ER, and Dr. Julie Charmaine must find out why. A psychiatrist, advocate for battered women and noted sleep researcher, Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city sewers and her last word was the Spanish slang for monkey.
Meanwhile, Vicki Zambisi, tormented by twin memories of terror and lost love begins an odyssey of vengeance. But when she is attacked in the run-down hotel where she was betrayed, she is put under the care of Dr. Charmaine, and her dreams reveal that there's more to the man the LA police have dubbed the "Sewer Stalker" than Vicki is letting on while awake.
Eager investors have rewarded Dr. Wesley Kovacs lavishly for his groundbreaking cryonics research. Now, though he publicly supports a form of immortality, Kovacs will let nothing stand between him and the Nobel Prize.
For in an experiment gone horribly awry, Kovacs holds the key to the "Sewer Stalker," the bizarre hybrid creature who lusts insatiably for beautiful women . . . and now pursues both Julie and her patient.
Navigating the turbulent waters of immortality and bringing man's unquenchable desire to live forever to the streets and sewers of Los Angeles, Alan Nayes lives up to the reputation he established in the critically acclaimed Gargoyles by providing another edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep readers up all night.
About the Author
Alan Nayes grew up on the Gulf Coast of Texas. After attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he moved to Southern California, where he divides his time and energies between medicine and writing. His previous novel is Gargoyles.
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