August 5, 2015

When humans become prey

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

For those who don't care for the television series, the book is better. A brief summary: amateur scientist Jackson Oz tries to warn the world about escalating human-animal conflict. The science may be iffy - it involves hydrocarbons and cell phone radiation - but Patterson makes it sound pretty plausible. Oz encounters the usual bureaucratic indifference as the animal attacks increase exponentially. The carnage is confined to short, quick chapters, while the rising suspense will keep readers riveted.

For those who aren't keen on nearly 400 pages, try Zoo: The Graphic Novel.