The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry

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Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists.  One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele.  Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood.  Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

 

About Jonathan Maberry

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Jonathan Maberry was born on May 18, 1958. His early books dealt mainly with martial arts and self defense. He then wrote a number of books on the folklore and beliefs of the occult and paranormal including Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us and Hunger for Us, Zombie CSU, and They Bite. His first novel, Ghost Road Blues, won the 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His other works include The Pine Deep Trilogy, the Joe Ledger series, and the Rot and Ruin series. He is also a freelance comic book writer. Nancy Holder is the coauthor with Chistopher Golden of the original Watcher's Guide and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels, as well as numerous Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Salem's Tails books. John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant, Sacrifice and The 13th. He shares a deep purple den in Naperville, Illinois with a cockatoo and cockatiel, a disparate collection of skulls, twisted skeletal fairies, and a large stuffed Eeyore. There's also a mounted Chinese fowling spider named Stoker, an ever-growing shelf of custom mix CDs and an acoustic guitar that he can't really play but that his son likes to hear him beat on anyway. Sometimes his wife is surprised to find him shuffling through more public areas of the house, but it's usually only to brew another cup of coffee or restock a pint of Newcastle. Scott Nicholson lives in Boone, North Carolina.
 
Published February 27, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. 495 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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His novels include Ghost Road Blues, which won the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006, Dead Man's Song, Bad Moon Rising, and Patient Zero, which was recently optioned for television.

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there are plenty of adrenaline-enhanced action sequences, all topped off with some familiar genre tropes, which Maberry wields competently, such as the Nazi specter of the Master Race, Russian Mafia assassins, and the frightening possibilities inherent in a covert genetic manipulation, such as di...

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The plot against the DMS by the Vice President, however, is somewhat of a loose cog inside the plot engine, its action causing the thrill machine to cough and sputter rather than rev up as it starts on a run toward apocalyptic battles, adding nothing to the neo-Nazi plot as far as the tension of ...

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On the other side, you have their father — Cyrus Jakoby — striving to not only create the Nazi Master Race, but rid the world of impurities as Adolph Hitler began to do during his reign of terror.

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Instead of the very reality based techno thriller of Patient Zero, he was now writing an over-the-top James Bondesque comic book story complete with super-powered henchmen clones and immortal Nazi super villains.

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Seattle PI

There is plenty to savor here: the action sprawls continents and the cast of actors is large and fluent in techno-speak, there are genetic monsters and cryptozological wonders, and secret cabals and island hideaways where bad guys plot world destruction;

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Patheos

I’d rather hear these books narrated than read them myself just for the sheer enjoyment of Porter’s style and emphasis.

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SF Signal

The history of Cyrus, Otto, the twins, the Nazis and even Church blend together as DMS heads for the facility known as The Dragon Factory in a race against the clock to stop “the Extinction Wave.” Maberry’s first Joe Ledger novel, Patient Zero, was often listed as a horror novel (and has been no...

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Fantasy Literature

CLASSIFICATION: Like Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory is an exciting, action-packed techno-thriller in the vein of James Rollins’ SIGMA FORCE novels and 24.

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California Literary Review

They are bad guys but in a way that still feels a bit real world, unlike the Twins (Hecate and Paris Jakoby, Cyrus’ genetically engineered offspring) who are super-villains out of a comic book.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

Barely has Joe Ledger and his team had a chance to catch their breath after saving the world from a plague of zombies in Patient Zero than they’re thrown back in the deep end, after footage of a unicorn hunt is sent to Washington.

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