ANCESTOR by Scott Sigler is a high tech horror story about geneticists who unleash man's evolutionary forefather while attempting to produce donor organ animals for human transplant purposes.
This book has been published by small press, Dragon Moon Publishing and they've done a very nice job with the book production...great cover, interior, editing and so forth.
The prose is straightfoward, lacking any eloquence, but since this is a thriller, it delivers the goods. The language is explicit and the violence abundant, so be warned. Ancestor falls short of the HOT! designation only because it lacks the originality of the other stories I've given that award to. This could easily have been another terrific Crichton novel, but doesn't present anything really fresh plot-wise. However, Mr. Sigler has done and excellent job of keeping the tension high and the pacing quick.
One of the more interesting elements about this novel is that it first appeared in a purely podcast form and Sigler has used those legions of fans to propel the novel upon its release to the status of Amazon.com bestseller status, even hitting no.1 on several category lists! Very impressive indeed. Rumor has it that Mr. Sigler may have also been able to secure a major label deal out of those efforts as well...very cool.