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Ancestor - A Novel

Scott Sigler

"The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me." From acclaimed author Scott Sigler-New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious-comes a tale of genetic experimentation's worst nightmare come true. Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind's common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection. There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding's work has given birth to something big, something evil. With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive - even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda. As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride-and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason. From the Hardcover edition.

"The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me." From acclaimed author Scott Sigler-New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious-comes a tale of genetic experimentation's worst nightmare come true. Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind's common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection. There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding's work has given birth to something big, something evil. With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive - even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda. As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride-and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason. From the Hardcover edition.
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"The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me." From acclaimed author Scott Sigler-New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious-comes a tale of genetic experimentation's worst nightmare come true. Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind's common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection. There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding's work has given birth to something big, something evil. With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive - even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda. As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride-and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

15h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:04


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:34


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:53


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:39


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:10


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:23


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:39


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:07


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:03


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:51


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:46


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:10


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:07


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:58


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:15


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:15


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:46


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:30


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:17


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:52


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:30


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:41


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:19


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:00


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:42


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:21


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:18


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:16


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:50


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:21


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:28


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:01


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:49


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:59


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:38


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:17


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:08


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:19


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:10


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:24


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:07


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:14


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:52


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:46


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:43


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:50


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:29


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:15


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:02


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:33


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:10


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:59


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:00


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

00:27