Review: Chimera – David Wellington

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (July 23, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062248774
ISBN-13: 978-0062248770
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Jim Chapel – Captain – Military Intelligence
Julia Taggart – Veterinarian
Angel – Chapel’s Cyber Assistant


In a secret base, four genetically altered human beings are being held prisoner. Then they escape. What secrets are being held by the CIA and the Military regarding these individuals. Jim Chapel is called in to track them down, one side wants them dead, who knows what the other side wants.


This was a great blend of thriller and science fiction. The brutality of the Chimera’s set the dark tone for the story. Not only does Chapel have to be concerned with the Chimera’s, but someone is out to kill him, and Dr. Taggart. This leads to a lot of narrow escapes and great action scenes.

I’d not read Jim Chapel adventures before, but if this is any indication, I think I’ll be going back and seeing what else he’s done. If you are into novels like Jurassic Park where they blend action with science fiction, then Chimera would be right up your alley.

I’d say it’s for older teens and adults due to some violent content. But it’s one I recommend, and if you read it, be sure to drop back by and let us know what you thought.

About the Author

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The acclaimed author is most famous for his online serialized zombie novel, the Monster Island trilogy, later published by Thunder’s Mouth Press. In 2006, he began serializing Thirteen Bullets, a vampire novel. He lives in New York City. His previous Jim Chapel missions include Chimera and Minotaur.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Danielle at Harper Collins for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.