Fragment: A Novel by Warren Fahy
By Warren Fahy
During this powerhouse of suspense—as brilliantly imagined as Jurassic Park and The Ruins—scientists have made a startling discovery: a fraction of a misplaced continent, an island with an atmosphere not like any they’ve noticeable earlier than . . . an surroundings that may topple ours like a home of playing cards.
The time is now. where is the Trident, a long-range study vessel employed via the truth television express Sealife. Aboard is a solid of bold younger scientists. With a director loss of life for drama, tiny Henders Island will be simply what the convey wishes. until eventually the 1st scientist units foot on Henders—and the last word try out of survival starts off . . .
For once they succeed in the island’s beaches, scientists are completely unprepared for what they find—creatures not like any ever recorded in normal background. this isn't a misplaced global frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab the place technological know-how has long gone mad: this is often the Earth because it may have sorted evolving on a separate direction for part one billion years.
Soon the scientists will hit upon anything extra surprising than something humanity has ever encountered: simply because one of the terrors of Henders Island, one lifestyles shape defies any medical theory—and has to be stored at any price.
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.