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Publisher's Summary

Some things are meant to remain in the past.

Dr. Hugh Meyer believed he had created the ultimate miracle. Using the DNA of ancient creatures preserved in the Arctic, he had genetically engineered one of the most remarkable species of sea creature to ever exist: Serpentem Vectem Cel—Serpent Eel. Believed to possess the cure for countless diseases, the creature holds great promise for the medical community.

All goes awry when the beast escapes containment. With a rapid growth rate and remarkable physical evolution, the beast travels to the coastal town of Spiral Bay. There, the creature designed to save human life instead starts taking it.

Fishing vessels are found wrecked, paddleboaters mysteriously disappear, and large whales turn up dead. Realizing his creation has become Mankind's worst nightmare, Hugh Meyer must join forces with the local police chief, a skillful mechanic, and a rich reality show star to bring the Serpent's rampage to a dead halt.

©2021 Michael Cole (P)2022 Tantor

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Nope

This book did not have a single redeeming quality. For starters, if you are going to name your book Serpent and you're going to have all the characters ( including the scientist that cloned it) refer to it as a serpent then it might be a good idea to have the creature actually be a serpent. It only takes a 20 second search online to determine that an eel and a serpent are not even remotely the same thing.
Then you have the characters. My head hurts a little just thinking of how absolutely ridiculous they were! For the sake of time I'll put it simply... imagine a 14:year old boy writing the script for a Sci Fi movie, that pretty much sums up the characters.
Don't waste your time or money on this terrible, terrible book.

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A nice mix of terror and likeable characters

I was surprised how much I liked the human cast, they're very nuanced and easy to root for. The serpent was great as well, very gross, but unique. It's nice to see something besides another shark attack novel.

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Thrilling ride

This reminds me of the classic monster movies with a lot more action. You will not want to put this down.

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  • Robert hughes
  • 04-21-22

Needs more action less romance

The story was good but would of been better if there was more monster and less romance