I received this book for free from Audiobook Blast, Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Predatory Instinct by Michael McBride
Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Published by Factor V Media Pages: 274
Narrator: Scott Thomas
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The fossilized remains of a previously unclassified hominin species are discovered in the Altai Mountains, prompting teams of scientists from around the globe to converge upon this isolated region of Siberia in search of further evidence to corroborate the revolutionary theory that a third proto-human ancestor coexisted with Neanderthals and primitive Homo sapiens.
What awaits them is anything but extinct.
FBI Special Agent Grey Porter leads the investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of a factory trawler of Russian origin off of the Washington Coast. He finds twelve bodies, all of them exsanguinated through ferocious bite wounds on their necks. According to the manifest, there should have only been eleven.
Whatever killed them is no longer on board.
Elena Sturm of the Seattle PD is assigned to patrol the waterfront renovation project on Salmon Bay. While rousting the homeless from the underground warrens of the massive construction site, she stumbles upon the corpse of a man whose wounds are identical to those of the victims aboard the ghost ship. Something has cut a bloody swath across the Pacific.
And it's already here.
This was my first book by this author and it read like one of those syfy horror movies which made it pretty interesting.
What I thought of this book.
Predatory Instincts is about an expedition that goes horrible wrong. They think they are finding a new hominin species but what they find is not extinct and very dangerous. The father one of the men killed kills one of the beings and captures a young girl. He takes it back home on a Russian ship, someone lets it out. I think you can figure out what happens.
FBI agent Grey Porter is sent out to investigate what people are calling a ghost ship and finds everyone aboard has been killed, but who killed them. His investigation takes him underground warrens and he meets Seattle PD officer Elena Strum who has been investigating the deaths of homeless people in the warrens and a construction site.
Predatory Instincts has an interesting take on vampire type species, government cover ups, one man hellbent on revenge and two law enforcement officers trying to do there best to find out what is going on and to protect the people around them.
I really liked Agent Porter because even though he was told to leave things alone he had already seen to many things to turn back. Things that didn’t add up, and a little girl that wasn’t normal. He also can’t leave Strum down below by herself and she is trying to find the little girl.
Elena Strum is a brave policewoman as well and she doesn’t see the little girl as being a evil creature. It comes to her and cries on her but never tries to kill her. She might be a creature but she is also a little girl who had her mother killed in front of her. She wants to helper her not kill her and she wants to expose the corruption that surround the whole thing.
Overall I thought it was an interesting story and like I said above it really did feel like I was listening to a syfy horror flick. I really liked the two main characters and loathed the one trying to avenge his sons death, as you are meant too.
It wasn’t overly scary, it was more of a thriller/horror and not overly gory in my opinion any way. If you like horror type stories then I think you would enjoy this one.
Scott Thomas does a really good job with narrating this novel. It’s my first novel with this narrator and I can see myself listening to more. His female voices are not great, but they don’t grate on my ears or anything.