The dragon factory

by Maberry, Jonathan,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary

In Jonathan Maberry's The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) face their deadliest threat yet when they go up against two competing groups of geneticists bent on world domination.

One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies. The other is using twenty-first-century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed-and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Contents
The dragon factory
Dog days, a Joe Ledger adventure.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Maberry's follow-up to Patient Zero (2009) brings Joe Ledger and his team back with an even more intense story. A scientist with visions of changing the world begins genetic experiments on both animals and humans with the hope of finishing the work started by Josef Mengele during World War II. He uses connections in various world governments to try to destroy the DMS and Ledger. With no backup available, Ledger must try to eliminate the threat while staying one step ahead of his pursuers. This is like a video game on steroids mixed with The Island of Dr. Moreau. Maberry has done an excellent job of ratcheting up the action while downplaying the ick factor that sometimes runs through his earlier books. Expect this straight-ahead thriller to hook action-crazed readers and inspire them both to seek out the first Ledger book and eagerly anticipate the next installment.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel (after Patient Zero), Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science (DMS) take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers. The dangers Joe and his Echo Team warriors confront include evil boy-girl albino twins born on Christmas, "each child marked with a star like the Star of Bethlehem"; weaponized genetic diseases; the Cabal, whose goal is worldwide ethnic cleansing; Nazi clones; a race of slaves called New Men; a wide array of mythical beasts (unicorns, centaurs, dragons, elves, etc.); and morphogenetic monsters such as tiger/dogs and insect/humans. Joe battles these horrors with his usual ferocity, but by the end, even this superhero is reduced to despair by the toll the job exacts. While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Maberry, Jonathan. Joe Ledger novel.
#1 - Patient zero
#2 - The Dragon factory
#3 - The King of plagues
#4 - Assassin's code
#5 - Extinction machine
#6 - Code zero
#7 - Predator one
#8 - Kill switch
#9 - Dogs of war
#10 - Deep silence
Subjects Ledger, Joe -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Biological weapons -- Fiction.
Geneticists -- Fiction.
Mass murderers -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Language English
Notes Includes author's short story Dog days, ©2015.
Description x, 657 pages ; 19 cm.
ISBN 9781250068415
125006841X
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