NEW FICTION Zoo by James Patterson is published in hardback by Century, priced PS18.99. Available September 27.
A master of suspense, James Patterson times his novels down to the last beat.
Zoo is no different. The standalone story follows Jackson Oz, a university dropout, who has a theory. He has noticed a change in animal behaviour across the world.
On a whole it appears that creatures across the globe are changing to become hyperaggressive towards one particular animal - humans. He calls this theory HAC or Human-Animal Conflict.
Oz gets word from a contact in Botswana that a village has been wiped out by unprovoked lions. What has made these beasts act so out of nature? Soon it becomes apparent that it is not just large wild animals that are being affected as domestic pets and …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Book Reviews. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Publication date: September 21, 2012. Page number: 15. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.