I am familiar with Scott Sigler because of his novels “Infected” and “Contagious”, but I didn’t read either of these two novels. On 22nd of June Crown Publishing Group will release another edition of one of Scott Sigler’s novels, “Ancestor”. “Ancestor”, as other published novels of Scott Sigler, was first released via podcast, followed by an ebook format and in the end in a printed version in 2007. This edition of “Ancestor” comes with an interesting trailer and an intriguing synopsis.
Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a compatible heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering thousands of animal genomes, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock and re-created the progenitor of all mammals. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, with no chance of transplant rejection.
There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil…something very, very hungry.
As creators become prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research reveals its own cold-blooded agenda.