Ancestor by Scott Sigler
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“The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me.”

From acclaimed author Scott Sigler—New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious—comes a tale of genetic experimentation’s worst nightmare come true.
Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a 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 get a monopoly on 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 the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and 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.
With these killer creatures on the prowl, 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 proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda.  
As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride—and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.

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About Scott Sigler

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SCOTT SIGLER is a popular podcaster and the New York Times bestselling author of Infected, Contagious, and Ancestor. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.
Published June 17, 2010 by Crown. 433 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The reason I am sequestering myself is a book that I just finished reading titled ANCESTOR.

Dec 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Ancestor: A Novel

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"Giving away all your books online to prove to the audience that you tell stories worthy of them spending their money is a radical departure from the way publishing has worked for 100 years," he says.

Jun 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Ancestor: A Novel


It’s been waaay too long since I read something for pleasure (I read online “learning stuff” all day long *sigh*) … thanks for such a great review.

Jun 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Ancestor: A Novel

Horror News Net

In this novel, the fictional biotech firm, Genada, has a scientific research team headed by Dr. Claus Rhumkorff that is seeking to recreate the ancestor of all mammals.

Sep 29 2010 | Read Full Review of Ancestor: A Novel

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