What if Jurassic Park was real? But instead of dinosaurs, extremely large extinct animals like woolly mammoths, are recreated. Would you visit? Would you agree with the morality of man becoming godlike? All that is part of Extinction, the latest book by one of the authors of the Lincoln Pendergast series.

This is one of those books with an outlandish plot that you just can’t stop reading. The whole idea of a real Jurassic Park or Island of Doctor Moreau is mind-blowing! But according to both the author’s afterword and current news items, a de-extincted mammoth is pretty close to reality.

Even though the underlying theme of Extinction is a pretty heavy idea, the book moves briskly and includes many action scenes. You can see the future movie adaptation play out in your head as you read the scenes. It does remind me of a 1960s James Bond movie in the way it is so entertaining while also being just plain stupid. Despite that feeling, I loved the book and blew through it in two days. It is a thoroughly entertaining ride. 5 stars!

Thanks to Forge Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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