Tuesday, February 4, 2020

New thriller release: EDIT


I'm excited to announce that my latest novel, a creature thriller called EDIT, has just released from Severed Press! Excerpt below. Right now it is only available as a Kindle-exclusive ebook but a paperback edition will be available shortly and audio is on the way. ðŸðŸ¦–🐊🐝

An accomplished geneticist, known for trailblazing work with a gene editing technology known as CRISPR, is found dead at his desk in his South Florida home by apparent suicide. His jugular vein punctured with a foot-long T-rex claw. However, the claw is not a fossilized one. A simple note signed by the scientist reads, “I’m sorry.”

A team of researchers and park rangers is hastily and quietly assembled to find out what it is he’s apologized for, suspecting he has unleashed a genetically altered animal atrocity into the wild. Unsure of exactly what to look for, the expedition sets out into the Everglades in a desperate search of what they fear might be a living predator not seen on Earth for millions of years.

What they find is even worse—The entire Everglades has been transformed into an illicit breeding ground for the living, breathing results of unauthorized genetic tampering with extinct predators.

Will the harried band of park rangers and scientists be able to contain the most outlandish bio-threat the world has ever seen? Or will the terrifying genetic EDITs made by the rogue scientist prove too ferocious to contain?

"Michael Crichton meets Matthew Reilly in this action-packed creature thriller!" ~ USA Today Bestseller David Wood, author of Primordial

"Awesome. Simply Awesome. Chesler strikes again with another unpotdownable saga." ~ USA Today Bestseller, Nick Thacker, author of the Harvey Bennett Thrillers

Abernathy nodded. He was younger than Bravia had expected, still in his thirties. Not the stereotypical nerd look, either, this guy wore jeans and a sportcoat with no tie, running shoes, sunglasses on retainers around his neck rather than bifocals, and looked to be physically fit. He was by far the youngest person in the room, with the exception of the receptionist.
“Yeah, he was pretty aggressive about working with me, actually, and I liked that. He had some interesting ideas, but a lot of people do in our line of work,” he said, casting an acknowledging glance at his colleagues, who nodded subtly. “But the difference is, he knew how to make them actionable. He wasn’t all talk, he really kept up a dialogue until I agreed to meet him in person. We had coffee at this little Cuban café over at Miami Beach. I thought I’d be there maybe twenty minutes. Three hours later I walked out with a new vision and one hell of a caffeine high.”


If you decide to give my book a try, please let me know what you think by either leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads, or by dropping a line at rick@rickchesler.com or my social media. 

Rick Chesler