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 New York Times bestselling author.
Finalist for the Octavia E. Butler Award.
“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
“Will leave you unable to look at rodents the same way again.”Booklist
“Reading like a cross between a blockbuster movie, a hard sci-fi thriller, and a rumination on the very ethics of animal experimentation, Wrath is a thrill ride from start to finish. It’s the kind of book that digs into your brain and stays with you long after you’ve read it. 9/10.”Geek Vibes Nation
“Jurassic Park meets fluffy designer pets in the heart of New York City.”Washington Independent Review of Books