For a writer, having your writing compared favorably to authors like Michael Crichton must be extremely satisfying. This is the case with author Chuck Wendig’s Invasive, a new techno-thriller involving a reclusive billionaire and genetically modified ants. And while I can’t speak for Wendig, it does definitely make me more interested in grabbing a copy when the book arrives next month.
Synopsis for Chuck Wendig’s Invasive
“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.”
Sounds pretty interesting, right? Well, according to many of the reviewers out there, it’s definitely worth the read.
Praise for Chuck Wendig’s Invasive
The aforementioned Crichton comparison comes from the book’s Publisher’s Weekly review. “With this cinematic thriller’s unusual setting, cinematic horror imagery, twisty plot, and grittily determined protagonist, fans of Michael Crichton will feel right at home.” And Kirkus found a lot to like as well, giving the book a starred review and saying, “Wendig puts his own stamp on this propulsive techno-thriller with his signature action set pieces, a deeply damaged heroine, and a pervasive threat that will give all but the most hardened readers the creepy-crawlies.”
Snagging a copy of Chuck Wendig’s Invasive
If you’re interested in reading a little more, Tor is currently offering a preview on their website. But if you’re ready to dive in, head on over to Amazon and pre-order a copy. Chuck Wendig’s Invasive arrives on August 16th, and it sounds like it’s going to be a great read.