Chimera: A Jim Chapel Mission

Chimera: A Jim Chapel Mission - David Wellington I have to say that Chimera is one of the better books that I have read this year. I devoured this book! When I was done, I felt like I had run a marathon. It's non-stop adventure with a touch of romance added into the mix. What could be more exciting than escaped genetic mutants who seem to be following a kill list?

The main character, Jim Chapel, is a war veteran who is missing an arm. Don't worry, he has a very cool prosthetic arm. He's tough and flawed and that made me like him so much more. The best thing about Chapel is that a lot of people underestimate him because of his missing limb. He is the guy I want on my side in a fight! He is aided by the mysterious Angel who is a constant presence in his ear. Think Garcia from Criminal Minds.

This is a hard book to describe because there are so many surprises and twists in the story that I would hate to ruin it. But, with a story that involves the FBI, CIA and other government agencies, you can never be sure who to trust. The scientist in me loved the genetic aspect of the book. The chimera idea was fascinating.

There is a novella featuring Jim Chapel coming out in October called Myrmidon. I can't wait to spend some more time with Chapel!

Review posted on From the TBR Pile 09/05/2013