The Dragon Factory
Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by... show more
Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.
Publish date: March 2nd 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 486
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Joe Ledger (#2)
Together, narrator Ray Porter and author Jonathan Maberry form an unbeatable team! I'm not going to write a full review because I'm way behind the times on this book, (it was published back in 2011.) Military/Action type books aren't really my thing, but with Ray Porter narrating, and Maberry writ...
I kind of can't even handle how ridiculously pulpy this series is so far. Patient Zero pretends to a kind of scientrism, wherein the zombie outbreak our intrepid heroes race to thwart has, like, a modicum of scientific plausibility, I guess. Baltimore cop and chiseled jaw hero Joe Ledger gets tapped...
The follow up to Patient Zero is pretty solid, but I did miss the zombies. Our villain this time is a mad scientist using weaponized genetic diseases to destroy the world. He's creepy and the reveal of his identity [spoiler] he's Josef Mengele [/spoiler] is pretty good. There are multiple threads a...
A slam bang opening leads into a slow development which bogged down a bit before things really got going again, but still, a strong entry in a fun, dynamic series.
Fascinating. Disturbing. A unicorn! A dragon! Ledger is a badass. Sniffle moments.