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February 18, 2015

BRED TO KILL by Franck Thilliez


A Thriller
Franck Thilliez
Mark Polizzotti, Translator
Bred to Kill
(from NightOwl Reviews)
  • Number: 9780670025978
  • Release: January 8, 2015
  • Author: Franck Thilliez
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Thriller
  • Publisher: Viking Adult

In the shocking sequel to runaway international bestseller Syndrome E, Lucie Henebelle and Inspector Sharko have reunited to take on the case of the brutal murder of Eva Louts, a promising graduate student who was killed while working at a primate research center outside Paris. But what first appears to be a vicious animal attack soon proves to be something more sinister. What was Eva secretly researching? Was she tracking three fanatical scientists who control a thirty-thousand-year-old virus with plans to unleash it into the world? With his unmatched ability to inject cutting-edge science into his novels, Thilliez draws on genetics, paleontology, and the dark side of human nature to create this smart, adrenaline-fueled thriller. Bred to Kill moves from the rain-slicked streets of Paris to the heart of the Alps to the remote Amazon jungle as Lucie and Sharko work to solve the murder before whoever killed Eva comes for them.

 After former Chief Inspector at the Violent Crimes Unit, Franck Sharko is totally drained both physically and emotionally after he suffered some personal losses.  BRED TO KILL has been translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti,  The inspector decides to take a demotion and joins a new unit.  He joins his colleagues to investigate some bizarre and very brutal murders that there seems to be no explanation for. To help solve these murders, Franck will need to learn genetics, anthropology, paleontology and evolutionary biology.
The author wrote a dark, very violent and melodramatic novel.  Even so, those readers who loved "Syndrome E" will want to read "Bred To Kill".  Will Franck solve the murders?The author made the detectives creative and bold, even though they had their flaws.  

I was given a complimentary copy of BRED TO KILL from the author, Franck Thilliez and NightOwl Reviews for my view of the book.  

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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