Wrath

The thrilling tale of a genetic engineering experiment gone horribly awry….

Meet Sammy: while he looks like a cute brown rat, he’s anything but. Tech entrepreneur Noah Goff and scientist Sienna Aguirre created the biotech company EditedPets to instill Sammy with human genes and abilities. He can read. He can use apps. He can communicate with humans. He’s smart—very smart.

To his creators, however, Sammy is merely a commodity—the latest in a succession of novelty pets simply meant to enrich their company’s investors. But when Sammy makes the acquaintance of Dallas Underhill, a ten-year-old boy whose scientifically enhanced hearing implants sensitize him to Sammy’s own specialness, he begins to understand the affection that binds humans to their pets.

Affection only goes so far… 

Sammy’s realization focuses his awareness on the tortures scientists inflict on animals—and he’s determined to put a stop to it. Knowing how many others like him huddle in the world’s dark corners, he concocts a plan. Sammy fashions himself into a leader who can galvanize a rampaging army to take over and strike back with tooth and claw. Noah, Sienna—and all of humankind—are about to face his WRATH.

Cowritten with Shäron Moalem MD, PhD, an award-winning scientist, physician, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women, Survival of the Sickest, How Sex Works, and Inheritance. Moalem has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, cofounded three biotechnology companies, and his clinical genetics research has led to the discovery of two new rare genetic conditions. He has also been awarded more than 45 patents worldwide for his inventions in human health and biotechnology.

Ratatouille meets World War Z in a big blockbuster book that reads like Michael Crichton, only with more eyeball-eating.”

Grady Hendrix

Wrath manages to meld a story with elements of horror, philosophy, human psychology, and the realities of animal use in scientific research.  Besides being a gripping story, Wrath is a thought-provoking read for anyone who has wondered how to feel about genetic engineering, artificial intelligence and how humans use animals.”

Lisa Moses, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School