Thursday, June 7, 2018


I'm not that familiar with the five boroughs of New York City. Luckily, you don't have to know anything about New York City to enjoy this fast-paced thrill ride. When it comes to Hunter Shea's writing, all you have to do is buckle up because it is full tilt boogie from the first page to the last. 

Deep in the sewers of New York City, the rat population is growing. Dr. Randolph Finch is determined to break the cycle. His new rodenticide, Degenesis, doesn't kill rats. It sterilizes them from reproducing. But nothing adapts faster than a New York rat...

What starts out as a common infestation turns out to be much more than anyone expected. I'm terrified of rats. They creep me out. They make me want to gag just thinking about them. City exterminators Chris and Benita Jackson come face to face with rats every single day, but today is different. The Jacksons think they know how the rats think, but something strange occurs. 

The rats disappear. They eventually reappear beneath Grand Central Station, feeding on the homeless. The rats operate like a hive mind. They are hungry. They are ready to eat. 

Hunter Shea manages to take a gross topic like rats and make it compelling. All of his books are nail-biters. This one is no different. This book could easily make a great creature feature at the local matinee. This is a strong outing by Hunter Shea.

I liked the setup and execution. The characters were solid. The premise was crazy good. This is a very entertaining read. It's a great way to spend an hour. Basically what I'm trying to say is read it and tell me what you think.


4/5 stars!⭐⭐⭐⭐

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