Chimera: Book summary and reviews of Chimera by David Wellington

Chimera

A Jim Chapel Mission

By David Wellington

Chimera
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2013,
    432 pages.

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Afghanistan veteran Jim Chapel has been enlisted in a new war.

This time it's in his own backyard ... and even more deadly.

A small band of fugitives escapes from a secret upstate New York military facility, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Each fugitive has a target - an innocent civilian - and will not stop until that target has been eliminated.

Wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel has been stuck behind a desk rather than out in the field, but medical technology has finally caught up with his ambitions. Coupled with his unstoppable determination, it will take him back to where he thrives: the thick of the action.

Drafted into a new war, this time in our homeland, Chapel is tasked with hunting a group of escapees from a top secret military compound - all extremely deadly, genetically modified killers - and unraveling the mystery behind their existence. Aided by an enigmatic woman named Angel and a courageous, beautiful veterinarian, Chapel begins a cross-country hunt to stop the murders. But are the killers really rogues, or are they part of a sinister conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels?

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"Sure to score with those who like a little touch of science fiction with their action thrillers." - Kirkus

"A good book, crisply written and exciting." - Booklist

"While the overwritten romantic elements distract, the constant action and novel concept will satisfy fans of this subgenre." - Publishers Weekly

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David Wellington was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Syracuse University and received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State. In 2004 he began serializing his novel Monster Island online. The book rapidly gained a following, and was acquired for print publication by Thunder's Mouth Press. Since then, Wellington has published more than 15 novels, and has been featured in The New York Times, Boing Boing and the Los Angeles Times.

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