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Natural Selection by Dave Freedman

Natural Selection

by Dave Freedman

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A team of marine scientists discovers a previously unknown predatory species, being forced out of its world and into man's for a violent first encounter.



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A group of scientists tracking a new predatory species of sea creature that is intelligent and vicious, larger, surprisingly having evolved with the ability to fly and live on land, find they are the ones being tracked. The reading is easy-paced but once you get to the last quarter of the book, it reads like a jump off a plane and your speeding down the pages fast.

This is an unexpectedly good read with an exciting ending. ( )
  atdCross | Nov 18, 2017 |
an interesting choice of protagonist. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
I read A LOT and this book had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. At first, I was a little skeptical of the concept but as i got into it felt the author made it incredibly believable to the point it felt this new species actually exists. It was just terrifying. LOVED it. ( )
  missyPelt | Jul 27, 2016 |
This book was fantastic! Intense. Exciting. As they say, a real page turner. Can't wait for a sequel. ( )
  chuck8888 | Jul 27, 2016 |
Italics abuse. Bad attributions and constant use of full names. An altogether too-predictable plot. This was targeted as a beach read, I'm sure, but really, it was targeted more to inflame every one of my bookish sore spots, even when adjusted for "trashy monster novel" status. And I love trashy monster novels.When you're far more interested in the psychology and character development of the monster than the protagonists, you know something's wrong. Particularly when it's obvious that this wasn't intentional... ( )
  candlemark | Jul 18, 2011 |
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USA Today named Natural Selection a "Top 10 Summer Beach Read"
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A shocking biological discovery.
A previously unknown predatory species.
Evolving just like the dinosaurs. Now. Today.
Being forced out of its world and into man's for a violent first encounter.

Weaving science and thriller in a way not seen since Jurassic Park, Natural Selection introduces a phenomenally dangerous new species that is rapidly adapting in a way never before seen...

A mystery. A chase. A vast, expansive puzzle. A team of marine scientists is on the verge of making the most stunning discovery in the history of man. In their quest for answers, they engage a host of fascinating characters. The world's premier neurology expert. A specialist on animal teeth. Flight simulation wizards, evolution historians, deep sea geologists, and so many more. Along the way, the team of six men and women experience love, friendship, loyalty, and betrayal. Together they set off to exotic locales. Literally to the bottom of the ocean. To a vast and mysterious redwood forest. To an unknown complex of massive caves. When people start dying, the stakes are upped even further. Then the real hunt begins...

Loaded with astonishing action sequences, Natural Selection is that rare breed of thriller, filled with intricately layered research, real three-dimensional characters, and tornado pacing.

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