Waiting on Wednesday (#7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 

My picks for this week:

 


Cain's Blood

Cain’s Blood
by Geoffrey Girard
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013
Hardcover, 288 pages
Genre: Techno-Thriller, Science Fiction

A terrifying debut novel about the evil in each of us: when clones of infamous serial killers escape from a secret government facility, it’s up to a former Army Ranger to stop them…with the help of a teenage killer clone. Trying to develop a new breed of bio-weapons, the US Department of Defense has secretly cloned the world’s most notorious murderers, hoping to study their DNA and isolate a genetic predictor for evil. Now in Stage Three, the program contains dozens of young men who have no clue of their evil heritage—including Albert Fish, Ted Bundy, and David Berkowitz. Enacting a twisted game of nature vs. nurture, the scientists raise some of the clones with loving families and others in abusive circumstances. But everything changes when the most dangerous boys are set free by their creator—escaping with three canisters of a mysterious chemical weapon that could destroy an entire city.

A man with demons of his own, former black ops soldier Shawn Castillo is hot on their trail. But Shawn didn’t count on the quiet young boy he finds hiding in an abandoned house—a boy who has just learned he is the clone of Jeffrey Dahmer. As Jeffrey and Castillo race across the country as unlikely allies on the trail of the rampaging teens’ increasing violence, Castillo must protect the boy who is the embodiment of his biggest fears—and who may also be his last hope.

More than just a serial killer novel, Cain’s Blood melds completely plausible science with terrifying horror, preying on our darkest fears of manipulation, secrecy, and murder.

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Why I’m waiting…

This sounds like a seriously spine-chilling thriller! Not only am I waiting — very impatiently, I might add, but I may actually be persuaded to trade one of my children to get my hands on this book. OK, I would never actually do that (most days), but you understand my urgency here, right? The ominous cover definitely grabbed my attention, but the synopsis… wow.


Project Cain

Project Cain
by Geoffrey Girard
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013
Hardcover, 320 pages
Genre: Techno-Thriller, Science Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.

There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.

When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?

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Why I’m waiting…

Why stop with just one haunting cover and only one captivating synopsis? I do have more than one child, you know. 😉 Project Cain is the spin-off of Cain’s Blood, coming out on the same day. Do I need to say more? I think it’s pretty clear why I must get my hot little hands on these two titles!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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