The Gemini Effect

2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

A single raindrop opens a Pandora’s box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance.

Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridenour barely escapes the creatures’ nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop.

As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America’s nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens.

The Gemini Effect was originally published as The Mengele Effect. This edition has been completely edited and revised, including significant plot changes.

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3 Comments

  1. Goes from bristling action and horror to … bizarre If you read it as a science fiction/horror political thriller, and you want a guilty indulgence that lets you check out with your brain, it’s okay. The pacing is fast, certainly won’t bore you. The writing continuity is good. The lead characters I could care about were Carolyn Ridenour (bioweapons specialist), Colonel Garrett Hoffman (combat officer) and General Smythe (Chairman Jt Chiefs of Staff). The plot and the climax of the book are what turned me off. 

  2. Nope Too many ingredients were thrown into this book. The characters actions and thoughts are just not believable. I actually found it funny by the end. We are talking about twin mutant zombies who mutate some more and Soviet sleeper spies. Nope. Not even close. We are in Sharknado territory,

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