#BookReview Extinction by Douglas Preston @ForgeReads #Extinction #DouglasPreston #ForgeBooks #ForgeReads Title: Extinction

Author: Douglas Preston

Published by: Forge Books on Apr. 23, 2024

Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction

Pages: 384

Format: ARC, Paperback

Source: Forge Books

Book Rating: 8.5/10

Erebus Resort, occupying a magnificent, hundred-thousand acre valley deep in the Colorado Rockies, offers guests the experience of viewing woolly mammoths, Irish Elk, and giant ground sloths in their native habitat, brought back from extinction through the magic of genetic manipulation. When a billionaire’s son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered in the Erebus back country by what is assumed to be a gang of eco-terrorists, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances Cash partners with county sheriff James Colcord to track down the perpetrators.

As killings mount and the valley is evacuated, Cash and Colcord must confront an ancient, intelligent, and malevolent presence at Erebus, bent not on resurrection—but extinction.


Menacing, creative, and creepy!

Extinction is a fast-paced, addictive thriller that sees Colorado CBI Agent Frankie Cash heading to the exclusive Erebus Resort to investigate the disappearance of two honeymooners, Mark and Gloria Gunnerson, but while it seems at first glance to be a case of kidnapping and possible murder, it quickly becomes apparent that something a lot more sinister is underway in this speciality facility where science and genome editing have managed to bring some of the most beloved prehistoric mammals back to life.

The writing is crisp and polished. The characters are complex, astute, and tenacious. And the plot is an eerie tale full of twists, turns, secrets, deduction, mayhem, experimentation, power, grandiose delusions, violence, and murder.

Overall, Extinction is an intense, enthralling, disturbing page-turner by Preston that is a scary reminder that advances in science can be good or bad depending on how someone chooses to use them.


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Thank you to Forge Books for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Douglas Preston

DOUGLAS PRESTON has published forty books of both nonfiction and fiction, of which over thirty have been New York Times bestsellers, a half-dozen reaching the #1 position. He is the co-author, with Lincoln Child, of the Pendergast series of thrillers. He also writes nonfiction pieces for the New Yorker Magazine. He worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. He is president emeritus of the Authors Guild and serves on the Advisory Board of the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.

Photo Credit: Deborah Feingold

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