Z.APOCALYPSE by Steve Cole


From the "Hunting Trilogy" series, volume 3
Age Range: 10 - 14
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Adam Adlar is back, working with his scientist dad to save the world from the deviant dreams of Geneflow, a high-tech organization that wants to remake the world, even if it means starting World War III.

This adventure starts when Adam is kidnapped right off the streets of Washington, D.C. The city is being attacked by practically invisible, flying dinosaur replicas, and Adam, along with everyone else, is defenseless against them. Saved at the last second by a reluctant pterosaur, he’s taken to a secret research facility. There he meets Zoe, a girl who can communicate with the pterosaur, Keera, who doesn’t like what she’s being made to do. When Adam’s old friend Zed the Z-Rex shows up, they form a team that is ready to go to the ends of the earth to put an end to Geneflow once and for all. From D.C. to the outer reaches of Siberia, the action just keeps coming. While it’s never really clear why Geneflow wants to do its dastardly business, the premise alone is enough of a threat to make the rest of the plot reasonable, while the thought of transcontinental flights with Keera and Zed are the things juvenile dreams are made of.

If a little illogical and unsubtle, this trilogy closer nonetheless delivers what's most important: thrills. (Science fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-399-25255-6
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2012


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