|Plot Summary of Lycosidae|
|"In a secret jungle laboratory in South America an unauthorized experiment involving genetically altered wolf spiders has gone terribly wrong. Now one of these monsters has found its way to Seaside Nuclear Plant in the US.
Irene Glasser the manager of radiation control at Seaside is faced with a series of puzzling contamination events and some even more disturbing missing persons reports.
What Irene doesn't realize is that she and her staff are about to become the world's foremost authorities on the most awsome predator to ever roam the earth.
Meanwhile a South American plantation owner named Greg Stone is investigating stories circulating among local villagers of a monster that comes out of the jungle to feast on their livestock.
Two people continents apart are about to be brought together by a common enemy.
A new predator has been added to the food chain...at the top."
Ralph Wright, Resident Scholar
|"A secret experiment with genetically enhanced wolf spiders is being conducted in a remote jungle laboratory in South America. These arachnids are being bred to hunt rats in hopes of helping to curb an alarming rodent problem in some South American cities.
The only problem is the technology is proving harder to control than anticipated and some of these creatures have found their way out of the lab. Suddenly there is a new player in the food chain...at the top.
Now Irene Glasser, the manager of radiation control at Seaside Nuclear Power Plant, and her staff are faced with the reality of dealing with a nightmare none of them could have imagined existed.
Can Irene and her friends overcome these creatures, a corrupt corporate structure and a hostile government in a small South American country?
Will Irene finally find romance with Greg Stone, the handsome plantation owner who is battling the same forces a continent away.
This book is set in both North and South America. The main locales are a jungle lab, a US Nuclear Plant and a large South American city.
Ralph Wright's familiarity with the nuclear industry gives this book a feel of authenticity."
Dawn Ingram, Resident Scholar
|"An experiment to breed wolf spiders that will hunt and kill rats produces more spectacular (and scary) results than anticipated. Some of these Super Spiders escape from the lab and create a new species of predator on earth.
The main focus of the book seems to be the transformation of an ordinary group of people into "spider hunters" they develope techniques and skills that allow them to effectively battle these creatures. Kind of like Ghost Busters but more serious. Fast paced. A good beach read."
Henry Walton, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Lycosidae|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 23.3%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 33.3%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 23.3%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Disaster, natural or nuclear
Kind of disaster:
- bug/animal attacks
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the monster chased me!
- Deep South
The Americas (not US):
- scientific labs
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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