Menace From the Deep

Menace From the Deep

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Emmet Doyle is not in the best mood when he arrives in Florida City. His father is a wildlife biologist, and has been summoned to the Everglades, dragging Emmet along with him. Though still in mourning from losing his mom a year ago, Emmet's trying hard to keep a good attitude. Upon their arrival, however, things quickly get weird. Dr. Rosalita Geaux, the Park Superintendent, wastes no time in revealing the reason she called Emmet's father to Florida. A strange creature was recently found dead in the park, and upon seeing it, it becomes clear to everyone that this is not a native species. This is man-made. Deep in the swamp, someone has been experimenting to create a new breed of apex predator. And they're about to set them loose.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780545563666
0545563666
9780545506717
0545506719
Branch Call Number: J SPRADLIN
Characteristics: 225 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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SPL_Childrens Oct 02, 2013

Michael Spradlin’s newest book features another species of otherworldly creature – this time, a terrifying, genetically-altered breed of alligator living deep in the almost-impenetrable Florida Everglades forest.

Twelve-year-old Emmet Doyle accompanies his father, a noted scientist, who has been summoned to Florida to investigate a mysterious corpse discovered in Everglades National Park. The dead creature bears many resemblances to an alligator, but it’s much, much bigger and has been engineered in various ways to become a “super predator”.

Very soon, it becomes apparent that there are more of the monsters still living in the park and that they will attack humans without provocation. Who has created the predators, and why?

Non-stop danger and adventure ensue as Emmet, his new-found friend Calvin and Dr. Doyle race to find the answers to their questions before someone is killed by the creatures in this fast-paced story, the first in a new series, Killer Species.

Kids who enjoy adventure and science will very likely devour this book.

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SPL_Childrens Oct 02, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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