7th Son (Paperback)
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312384371, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2009
As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty. All are identical in appearance. The seven strangers were grown--- unwitting human clones---as part of a project called 7th Son.
The government now wants something from these “John Michael Smiths.” They share the flesh as well as the implanted memories of the psychopath responsible for the president's murder. The killer has bigger plans, and only these seven have the unique qualifications to track and stop him. But when their progenitor makes the battle personal, it becomes clear he may know the seven better than they know themselves.
About the Author
Praise For 7th Son: Descent…
"Hutchins is the real deal -- 7th Son's opening XX pages hammer you with literary shock and awe. Effortlessly blending hard research with a staggering imagination, his high-tech nightmares leap off the page and lodge in your brain like a literary headshot. Raw, brilliant and detailed." - Scott Sigler, author of Infected
“J. C. Hutchins takes the science thriller and pumps it full of rocket fuel in 7th Son: Descent. It has weird science, convoluted conspiracies, plenty of action, and a very creepy premise that will leave you paranoid and shaken."
---Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award--winning author of The Dragon Factory and Patient Zero
“7th Son is breakneck storytelling at its absolute best. Characters---dark, duplicitous, and fascinating---stalk through a rich techscape that’s so real, so plausible, that it compels and haunts. The book is relentless in its pace, brilliant in its execution, and just so damned entertaining.”
---Patrick Lussier, director of White Noise 2, Dracula 2000, and film editor of Red Eye
(part of the Scream trilogy)
“Not only does J. C. Hutchins put together a great story with 7th Son, he’s successfully cracked the code of building a loyal following.”
---Michael A. Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author