Bred to Kill
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2015
Duration: 16 hours 17 minutes
The shocking sequel to the runaway international bestseller Syndrome E
Syndrome E’s 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 at 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 on the world?
With his unmatched ability to inject cutting-edge science into his novels, Franck 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-slick 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.
“Paris-based Inspector Sharko and Lille police detective Lucie Henebelle, both shadows of their former selves following the abduction of the latter’s twin daughters at the end of Syndrome E, reunite to investigate a bizarre series of genetically engineered murders…This is the second of Thilliez’s novels to be translated into English (Sharko and Henebelle each has a series in French). Like Syndrome E, in which video images cause terrible harm to those who view them, the sequel is lifted by the author’s command of the sciences. Paleontology has rarely been this exciting.”—Kirkus Reviews