Chimera (Hardcover)

A Jim Chapel Mission (Jim Chapel Missions)

By David Wellington

William Morrow, 9780062248770, 432pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/22/2013)
Mass Market (4/29/2014)

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Afghanistan veteran Jim Chapel has been enlisted in a new war.

This time it's in his own backyard . . . and even more deadly.

A small band of fugitives escapes from a secret upstate New York military facility, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Each fugitive has a target—an innocent civilian—and will not stop until that target has been eliminated.

Wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel has been stuck behind a desk rather than out in the field, but medical technology has finally caught up with his ambitions. Coupled with his unstoppable determination, it will take him back to where he thrives: the thick of the action.

Drafted into a new war, this time in our homeland, Chapel is tasked with hunting a group of escapees from a top secret military compound—all extremely deadly, genetically modified killers—and unraveling the mystery behind their existence. Aided by an enigmatic woman named Angel and a courageous, beautiful veterinarian, Chapel begins a cross-country hunt to stop the murders. But are the killers really rogues, or are they part of a sinister conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels?

About the Author

David Wellington lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of the Monster Island trilogy of zombie novels; the Thirteen Bullets vampire series; the epic post-apocalyptic novel Positive; and the Jim Chapel missions, including the digital shorts “Minotaur” and “Myrmidon,” and the novels Chimera and The Hydra Protocol.

Praise For Chimera: A Jim Chapel Mission (Jim Chapel Missions)

“Sure to score with those who like a little touch of science fiction with their action thrillers.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A good book, crisply written and exciting.”

“The constant action and novel concept will satisfy fans of the genre.”
Publishers Weekly

“Highly recommended because of its diverse and credible characters, as well as its confident, skillful structure and prose throughout. All hallmarks of one of the finest authors working in today’s horror genre.”
— Bookgasm

“This is a good and entertaining read, first page to last.”

“A very captivating political thriller ... definitely a page-turner.”
— Military Press

“It maintains the same breakneck pace of 13 Bullets throughout.”
— Unshelved