Jeff discovers he's a serial killer clone--and he's got to track down others like him before it's too late. A thrilling YA companion to S&S Touchstone's Cain's Blood, releasing simultaneously. This dark, literary thriller is a story about blood: specifically, the DNA of the world's most notorious serial killers, captured and cloned by the Department of Defense to develop a new "breed" of bio-weapons. The program is now in Stage Three--with dozens of young male clones from age ten to eighteen kept and monitored at a private facility without any realization of who they really are. Some are treated like everyday kids. Others live prescribed lives to replicate the upbringing of their DNA donors. All wonder why they can't remember their lives before age ten. When security is breached and the most dangerous boys are set free by the now-insane scientist who created them, only one young man can help find the clones before their true genetic nature grows even more horrific than the original models: a fifteen-year-old boy, an every-boy...who has just learned that he is the clone of Jeffrey Dahmer.
- Hardback | 341 pages
- 154 x 232 x 32mm | 539.99g
- 03 Sep 2013
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
"In Project Cain powerful newcomer Geoffrey Girard brings serious game with a novel that blends science and horror in a killer of a thriller. Highly recommended."--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fire & Ash and Extinction Machine
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This is a really hard book to both read and review. I'd wanted to read Project Cain based just on the cover and title. I didn't think to really read what it was about until a few minutes before I started reading it. I was really surprised. The fact is, this book is really far fetched and I just couldn't believe it. No matter what I'm reading, I still want to to be believable and Project Cain was just so far fetched. Who could make clones of serial killers? Even the 'why' that Girard came up with wasn't believable. A secret project not even the Pres. knows about? Really? C'mon, lets get real. But that's not even why I stopped reading at around 25%. The thing is, the book is about a clone of Jeffrey Dahmer. A man who killed and much worse 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. I'm talking rape, murder and dismemberment. And cannibalism. The book is about a clone of this man. And the more I thought about it, the it just felt wrong to read this book. It was then just reading about a killer, it was just weighing on my conscience. How would those 17 boys and men feel about this book? What about their loved ones? How would they feel about a book about a clone of the man who killed their son, husband, friend, brother? I bet they would be disgusted. I would be. I am. And what about the other clones of other killers? What about the real life people who were killed? Overall, the whole plot and subject matter of this book is disgusting and far fetched. Why Girard would feel that's it's okay to publish this and why it was even publish is horrible. The more I even just think about it, the more disgusted I feel.show moreby taylor knight