Cain's Blood

Cain's Blood

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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When clones of infamous serial killers escape from a secret government facility, it's up to a former Army Ranger to stop them...with the help of a teenage killer clone.

The DNA of the world's most notorious serial killers--including Ted Bundy, The Son of Sam, and The Boston Strangler--has been cloned by the US Department of Defense to develop a new breed of bioweapon. Now in Phase Three, the program includes dozens of young men who have no clue as to their evil heritage. Playing a twisted game of nature vs. nurture, scientists raise some of the clones with loving families and others in abusive circumstances. But everything changes when the most dangerous boys are set free by their creator.

A man with demons of his own, former black ops soldier Shawn Castillo is hot on the clones' trail. But Castillo didn't count on the quiet young man he finds hiding in an abandoned house--a boy who has just learned he is the clone of Jeffrey Dahmer. As Jeffrey and Castillo race across the country after the rampaging teens, Castillo must protect the boy who is the embodiment of his biggest fears--and who may also be his last hope.

"A wild, peek-through-your fingers scare ride" (Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep ), Cain's Blood melds all-too-plausible science and ripped-from-the-headlines horror into a stunning work about the potential for good and evil in us all.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2013.
ISBN: 9781476704067
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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peawormsworth
Oct 20, 2016

Not well written. This book uses conversational style of grammar, but it is not written in first person. It was like reading casual email.
The premise was poor. I cannot fall for the idea that DNA is what makes a serial killer.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 25, 2016

“Cain’s Blood” by Geoffrey Girard is a book that both captures the interest of it’s readers and at the same time educates them. The book revolves around the idea of cloning. The plot is about how the government tried to make child clones to use them as weapons for the worst murderers in U.S history. After some of them escape, Shawn Castillo is hired to track them down and stop them as they commit the crimes to the people they were cloned after. In addition, the book every now and again provides brief descriptions on the history of cloning. However, there are still problems. The characters (beside the main character Shawn Castillo) are never fully developed and by the end of the book you won’t feel any attachment to them and will find it difficult to tell the difference between them. The pages on the history of cloning can also be too much, with complicated and long descriptions that would have been better simplified. - @Odyssey of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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sat7
Jul 28, 2016

Interesting and terrifying concept.

beaublo Jun 28, 2014

I found this book disturbing so much it was impossible to stick with the less then believable plot. The author indulged in writing torture porn and glorfifying serial killers rather then craft an intelligent sci fi story.

One is better off reading about the real serial killers. This book feels like it was written to become a movie after the likes of the Hostel series. Only, those were freshly original ideas . Cains Blood seems stuck on the torture and violence done to victims and little more.

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moviefan01
Sep 25, 2013

To say this book is "just a little whack" ...would be a serous under- statement. But what a concept! Basically the US DoD is funding research that clones notorious serial killers...and half a dozen of these teenage clones escape the lab and head cross-country!! Caution: This novel is bloody/violent and not for the faint of heart.

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