A high-concept, action-packed thriller from the bestselling author of The Tournament and Troll Mountain.
It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.
Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles.
The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong ...
Get ready for action on a gigantic scale!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Imagine a world in which not only have the fiercest creatures in mythology turned out to be real, they’ve been weaponised. In Matthew Reilly’s future-shock thriller, the Chinese government has something that people all over the world will come to see, and internationally renowned reptile expert Dr Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron is among those in South China to preview the discovery. At the most expensive zoo ever built, the historic unveiling becomes a battle for survival when the star attractions can't be so easily contained. We were on edge even before the action kicked into high gear, as the sheer power of these mythic beasts filled us with awe—and dread. With Rick Orlow's commanding narration placing us right in the heart of the action, The Great Zoo of China makes some of the scariest creatures from the realm of fantasy feel plausibly real and terrifyingly close.