From NY Times Bestselling Author Chuck Wendig…
“Think Thomas Harris’ Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife’s edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI—a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It’s her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.
Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. “I’ve got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies,” he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn’t say.
What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible—someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who—and why—will take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicted—a new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.
Praise for Invasive
“Genetically engineered ants command center stage in Chuck Wendig’s enthralling science-fiction thriller Invasive… Wendig does an impeccable job blending fact and fiction as he describes invasive species and insects being used as biological weapons. This is a propulsive tale that also examines our interaction with — and manipulation of — the natural world.”
“This roller-coaster survival tale with copious amounts of creepy insects will appeal to fans of Michael Crichton.” (Booklist)
“Fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Chuck Wendig can congratulate himself on a stunning new achievement: becoming the architect of all of my future nightmares… Invasive is a terrifying and tightly written thriller.” (RT Book Reviews)
“Invasive plays extensively in Michael Crichton’s sandbox, and fans of the Jurassic Park series and The Andromeda Strain will have a lot of fun here. Prepare yourself for an awful lot of Stephen King-esque body horror, not to mention the strong scent of The X-Files.” (tor.com)
“Excellent new novel… compelling, well-written and the science (mostly about the curious habits of ants) is wholly plausible, even for folks who follow the works of E.O Wilson.” (Men’s Journal)
“Invasive is one part locked room mystery, one part 1950’s monster movie, and one part cutting-edge scientific thriller.” (Crimespree Magazine)
“Overall, Invasive is a fun, fast read that subverts what the genre usually does for women. I await with anticipation the movie to come. (It really should be a movie. Get on this, Hollywood—though I will have to cover my eyes in the scenes with the ants.)” (Heroes & Heartbreakers)