Altar of Eden
By James Rollins
Harper Collins - December 29, 2009
Someone is re-creating the ancient animals who died off thousands of years ago - including neanderthal man and the sabre tooth tiger. This story also mentions fractals in the brains and how they cause heightened intelligence. Mix genetic engineering and sabretooth tigers with fractals and you get the perfect intelligent hunting animal.
When a sabretooth tiger escapes captivity the hunt is on by Lorna Polk, a veterinarian, and the US border patrol, to prevent the creature from killing tourists and boy scouts. Meanwhile the men from the company who created the beast, are also moving to either recapature the animal or destroy anyone who knows about it.
This was a very exciting book - plenty of action from start to finish. This book is not part of the SIGMAN series, but it is still an exciting novel on its own. It actually reminds me a lot of one of Rollins early novels - called AMAZONIA
I stayed up to 1 AM reading this book - I could not put it down.