In a Michael Crichton/Richard Preston type thriller, a group of scientists gather in the African rainforest in an attempt to stop a deadly swarm of wasps from wiping out the human race. The species travels the world, implanting its larva in hosts such as animals and people, killing at will. As the scientists work to thwart the wasps, political and personal agendas clash, and soon enough, our world begins to crumble. The question then becomes: will humanity be able to overcome the invasive species, or will a dominant party take over?
Unbelievably engrossing and mildly terrifying, Invasive Species is impossible to set down. It is full of non-stop action and thrills, making for a quick read. Wallace addresses the realities of modern day science in a manner reminiscent of Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone; we are constantly uncovering new species, and the horrific aspect of the novel is in the fact that the story could potentially come true. Despite its chillingly realistic depictions, Invasive Species is one for your reading list, and even the slowest reader will finish this novel quickly.
|Page Count||496 pages|
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