Item description for Breeding Evil (Parker Investigation series) by Liz Wolfe...
Someone is breeding superhumans, beings who possess extreme psychic abilities. Now they have implanted the ultimate seed in the perfect womb. They are a heartbeat away from successfully breeding a species of meta-humans, who will be raised in laboratories and conditioned to obey the orders of their owners, governments and large multi-national corporations. Then Shelby Parker, a former black ops agent for the government, is asked to locate a missing woman. Her quest takes her to The Center for Bio-Psychological Research. Masquerading as a computer programmer, she gets inside the Center's inner workings. What she discovers is almost too horrible to comprehend. Dr. Mac McRae, working for The Center, administers a lie-detector test to the perspective employee for his very cautious employers. Although she passes, the handsome Australian suspects Shelby is not what she appears. But then, neither is he. Caught up in a nightmare of unspeakable malevolence, the unlikely duo is forced to team up to save a young woman and her very special child. And destroy a program that could change the face of nations. But first they must unmask the mole that has infiltrated Shelby's agency and stalks their every move. They must stay alive and keep one step ahead of the pernicious forces who are intent on breeding evil.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815058 ISBN13 9781932815054 UPC 884254000067
Availability 0 units.
More About Liz Wolfe
Liz Wolfe is a board-certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a Modern Cave Girl, and a CrossFit enthusiast for whom "fitness" means lifting heavy things, eating real food, and getting plenty of stress-relieving time with her husband and 90-lb mutt, Cal. She documents her adventures on her wildly popular blog, "CaveGirlEats.com". When she's not enjoying pasture-raised, nitrate-free pork belly, she's learning about sustainable agriculture, New Jersey "culture," and serving as ambassador to her favorite non-profit, Steve's Club National Program--an organization that provides athletic training and mentorship to at-risk youth.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breeding Evil (Parker Investigation series)?
Well, Breeding Something, At Least Dec 21, 2004
Shelby Parker used to work for the FSA. Now she is a private investigator. She has just been offered a case that could help her financially and get her practice firmly in the black. The job is for the FSA and involves looking for a missing person.
Shelby follows the leads and does some undercover work which eventually leads her to a medical facility that might be holding the object of her search. But why is she really on the case? What is really going on in the facility? Is she being played by the government? All of these and other questions are answered.
The plot is pretty good but nowhere near as dark as the back of the book makes it out to be. The end involves an unsupported revelation (usually taboo in mystery and suspense novels) but does offer a continuing thread for Wolfe's next book, Natural Selection. Shelby left the FSA at some point but the narrative gives differing time frames as to when it happened (I felt that was clumsy). I found no real suspense and the plot really was pretty mild. Shelby does not rally come off as the competent agent she is supposed to have been, more like someone playing at being an agent based on what they have seen on TV.
All in all I would not really recommend this book. It seems to have been at least one draft shy of being ready and the plot seems to have been set up to make as many characters female as possible (not really a bad thing but it seems forced here). Maybe her next book will be more finished but I don't think I will check it out.
Action, adventure, romance, suspense... Jun 8, 2004
Finally, a female action character who doesn't sound like a typical romance heroine! Shelby Parker knows how to think on her feet no matter how horrifying the circumstances. Finally, an action adventure with men who don't always have to take center stage! This is high drama, without the melodrama.
Breeding Evil is filled with remarkable characters - the women are refreshing in their strength without all of the uber-sexiness. Finally, powerful women you can admire for their brains, not their beauty. Their lives and actions intertwine in a fascinating read. This book has everything - treachery, suspense, super-technology and even a little bit of love interest.
mega action espionage thriller May 16, 2004
After a decade of bouncing from one black op to another, Shelby Parker left the Federal Security Agency. Because she has no marketable private sector skills outside of sneaky surveillance, she opens up an investigative firm. Now six months since she left the government, Shelby is at the Denver FSA office wondering why handler Ethan Calder needs exclusively her to look into the disappearance of fifteen people connected to The Center for Bio-Psychological Research. Though more in line with the FBI mission, Ethan explains that this is not FSA sponsored, but he a concerned citizen worried about a close friend of his wife vanishing. Needing the money, Shelby accepts the case.
Shelby applies for work at the Center in order to get close to key researchers, Dr. Ruth Carson and Dr. Jonah Thomas. She quickly realizes she is not alone when she uncovers FBI agent psychiatrist Mac McRae working an inquiry from the inside. The two pool their efforts though it grates Shelby, who always works alone. As they work together under the covers and undercover, they must save a pregnant woman carrying a special genetically altered fetus who is the prototype of a future obedient soldier who will be sold to the highest bidder. That is if they live long enough to do so for even safe houses are unsafe.
Fans of espionage thrillers with no respite from the action once Shelby accepts the case will want to read this fast-paced tale. The story line moves so fast, the audience never is able to catch their breathe even when the heroic duo takes a sexual time out. Though the personal relationship between Mac and Shelby seems off-kilter, genre readers will enjoy this non-stop mega action thriller.
Finally Something New & Exciting!!!! May 11, 2004
Ms. Wolfe has penned a book that has it all, and I mean all!! A little sci-fi (breeding a meta-human), paranormal (psychic abilities), suspense, action, and great characterization. There is even a little bit of romance but before you go ewwwww....it's very much a sideline storyline and no sex scenes to sidetrack you.
Shelby is not your typical female character. She is bold, strong, and very capable. She is out to rescue Shannon and her son Sam from "The Center" and nothing and no one will stop her from reaching her goal. She is a former FSA agent and she has been called back to perform this OP by her old handler. She is sucessful in the fact that she gets into "The Center" and manages to not only rescue Shannon, and Sam but also Zoe. Of course she dosen't just waltz in and waltz out, she uses her great ability at disguise and other things she learned while working for the FSA to make this happen and again this is not the end of the story. Add to this Mac a great looking Aussie that has become to her dismay a partner (she has issues about working with anyone, fact is she doesn't work with anyone at all and if that is not enough she finds herself in her sleep wrapping herself around him and finding him very yummy) he is also working the case from the side of the FBI. There is the added danger that comes from her old handler at FSA headquarters, her conversations seem to lead the bad guys right to her, she knows the Ethan could not possibly be the leak but she can't avoid the fact that the bad guys seem to be in the know as far as safe-houses and rescues. Who is the mole in the FSA? They need to find out before this person manages to ruin everything.
This was an extremly fast-paced read that managed to maintain it's momentum throughout the entire novel. I made the mistake of thinking it would be a great book to read on my way home from Germany. Well, it was in fact so good that I managed to drop my responsiblity of reading the map and my husband and I saw a little more of Germany then we planned! I can hardly wait for the next book by this author. For a debut novel this is strong and shows that Ms. Wolfe has great potential and she has quite the imagination as well. For an entertaining read pick up this book!
Great Book!! May 11, 2004
What a great book...held my interest throughtout! Great characters & storyline...A can't put it down read!!