Island 731

Island 731

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Book - 2013
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"Robinson puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau ... One of the best Jurassic Park successors." - Publishers Weekly , starred review

Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working on board the Magellan , a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by thirty miles of refuse, the ship and its high tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm.

When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there. Even worse, the ship has been sabotaged, two crewman are dead and a third is missing. Hawkins spots signs of the missing man on shore and leads a small team to bring him back. But they quickly discover evidence of a brutal history left behind by the Island's former occupants: Unit 731, Japan's ruthless World War II humanexperimentation program. Mass graves and military fortifications dot the island, along with a decades old laboratory housing the remains of hideous experiments.

As crew members start to disappear, Hawkins realizes that they are not alone. In fact, they were brought to this strange and horrible island. The crew is taken one-by-one and while Hawkins fights to save his friends, he learns the horrible truth: Island 731 was never decommissioned and the person taking his crewmates may not be a person at all--not anymore.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312617875
0312617879
1250022592
9781250022592
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 25 cm.

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Nov 18, 2015

Good read, insight into bio-abuse & ocean pollution... How unethically low some people go for science.

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