“Crichton fuses with True Detective’ in a hammering hard-science thriller where the heart of darkness lies not in the soul, but in the genes. Thilliez engineers a winner.”
—Scott Sigler, New York Times-bestselling author of the Infected trilogy
**New from Mark Polizzotti, translator of 2014 Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick Modiano**
In the shocking sequel to runaway international bestseller Syndrome E, 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 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 into the world?
With his unmatched ability to inject cutting-edge science into his novels, 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-slicked 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.
Meet the Author
FRANCK THILLIEZ is the author of several bestselling novels in his native France, where he lives. MARK POLIZZOTTI has translated more than thirty books and has written for The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.