AN IMPOSSIBLE DISCOVERY
It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATTRACTION
The Chinese are ready to unveil their fabulous creatures in the greatest zoo ever constructed. VIPs and journalists, including reptile expert Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, are invited to see the beasts for the first time.
ONE FALSE PROMISE
The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong.
Of course it can't...
The urgent pacing and whiplash action is augmented by contemporary themes
The story rapidly races through a series of increasingly spectacular action set pieces to the final breathless conclusion
Sydney Morning Herald
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2016
- 129 x 198mm
Reptile expert Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, along with other VIPs and journalists, is invited by the Chinese government to the unveiling of the brand new Great Zoo of China – a secret project that's been kept under wraps for the last forty years. The Chinese have discovered an impossibility – a species of animal the world previously believed to be a myth – and now they're ready to reveal it to the adoring public. CJ Cameron is shocked by what she discovers there – but the Chinese assure her and the other visitors that everyone is safe and nothing can go wrong...
The Great Zoo is Matthew Reilly at his action-packed best. If you've ever read an interview with Reilly, you'll know of his enduring love of Michael Crichton's work – and The Great Zoo is essentially a love-letter to the much-loved classic Jurassic Park. Without giving too much away, the creatures themselves are astounding, have a powerful and deep mythology behind them – and are basically huge and terrifying and eat everyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the open. As with all Matthew Reilly novels, the pace is break-neck and the action non-stop, from the time things kick off to the thrilling, heart-pounding conclusion. Pick it up if you loved Jurassic Park (book or film), or you've loved Reilly's other work – you won't be disappointed! - Sarah (QBD)