The Burn Zone

Front Cover
Penguin, 2013 - Fiction - 373 pages
5 Reviews
Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction - until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began. It's been a rough day for Sam Shao. As part of a program that requires humans to act as surrogates to haan infants, Sam has been genetically enhanced to bond with them. So when three soldiers invade her apartment and arrest her guardian for smuggling a dangerous weapon into the country, Sam can sense that something isn't right. One of his abductors is a haan masquerading as a human, and the supposedly fragile haan seems to be anything but. Racing through the city slums, trying to stay one step ahead of the mysterious haan soldier, Sam tries to find the man who, in her twenty years, has been the only father she's ever known. Could he truly have done what he is accused of? Or did he witness something both human and haan would kill to keep hidden? The only thing certain is that the weapon is real - and lost now somewhere in a city of millions. Fighting the clock, Sam finds an ally in Nix, a haan envoy devoted to coexisting with humans, or so it seems. But what she really needs are answers. Fast. Or else everything she knows - and everyone she loves - will burn. 'Fast, unrelenting, and uncompromising, The Burn Zone is an adventure you won't want to miss.' New York Timesbestselling author Mira Grant'Between the bone-crack tension, the fertile cascade of ideas, and the neon-bright setting, The Burn Zoneis a hell of a ride.' National bestselling author Richard Kadrey
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - leesalogic - LibraryThing

I received this book through the Goodreads First Read Giveaway Program. This was a terrific sci-fi story. Non-stop action, fantastic world building, and an intriguing story made this one of my ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Mardel - LibraryThing

James Decker - aka James Knapp - can write one hell of a good story. First of all, let me remind y'all, it's been almost a year since I read The Burn Zone. There are times when I read a book yet even ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
32
Section 3
45
Section 4
57
Section 5
66
Section 6
87
Section 7
111
Section 8
126
Section 17
244
Section 18
252
Section 19
270
Section 20
280
Section 21
288
Section 22
291
Section 23
299
Section 24
308

Section 9
139
Section 10
154
Section 11
164
Section 12
176
Section 13
186
Section 14
202
Section 15
215
Section 16
235
Section 25
317
Section 26
323
Section 27
331
Section 28
343
Section 29
350
Section 30
360
Section 31
364
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Bibliographic information