By Sharon Moalem (Author), Daniel Kraus (Author)


Pub Date 10/11/2022

ISBN 9781454945222

Format Hardcover, Jacketed


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New York Times bestselling coauthors Shäron Moalem and Daniel Kraus's terrifying sci-fi horror thriller takes place in a future that is much nearer than you think. It is a world where scientific experimentation is exploited for commercial profit and under-supervised cutting-edge technology creates a menace that threatens the very fabric of our existence.
Wrath is the story of Sammy, a lab rat instilled with human genes whose supersized intelligence helps him to engineer his escape into the world outside the lab: a world vastly ill-equipped to deal with the menace he represents. Modified through advances that have boosted his awareness of humankind’s cruelty in the name of science, Sammy has the potential to sire a rodent army capable of viciously overwhelming the human race. The key to Sammy’s capture and humanity’s salvation may be ten-year-old Dallas Underhill, whom Sammy adopts. But while Dallas and Sammy bond, time is running out for humankind: once Sammy sires his progeny, the exponential proliferation of his kind could spell the end of the world.

For fans of dystopian works such as Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, and readers of Neal Stephenson, Michael Crichton, and Blake Crouch. This heart-pounding, science-based thriller takes place in a possibly all-too-soon reality where the hazards and consequences of genetic manipulation will no longer be the stuff of mere fiction.

Hardcover with dust jacket; 320 pages; 9 in H by 6 in W.


“Moalem and Kraus highlight some clever scientific concepts as the narrative details the variety of health problems that plague the Sammy Rats—and the sometimes barbaric methods employed to solve these issues . . . . Sienna and Noah prove ambitious and dynamic as pressure to perform brings out the absolute worst in them.” —Publishers Weekly

“Animals communicating or acting strangely is creepy; rats, in particular, give the book an extra level of sinister vibes. Add in that the rats can talk to humans, and you have an unsettling narrative that will leave you unable to look at rodents the same way again.” —Booklist

“Reading like a cross between a blockbuster movie, a hard sci-fi thriller, and a rumination on the very ethics of animal experimentation. Wrath is a thrill ride from start to finish. It’ll make you laugh, cry, and quiver in fear all in the same chapter. It’s the kind of book that digs into your brain and stays with you long after you’ve read it.” —Geek Vibes Nation

Wrath does a good job of painting a picture of scientific advancement getting out of hand.” —GeekDad


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"The first book to really take up Michael Crichton's mantle. . . . Ratatouill meets World War Z in a Big Blockbuster Book that reads like Crichton, only with more eyeball-eating."—Grady Hendrix, New York Times-bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

"Moalem and Kraus have put the science back in science fiction. Wrath is grounded in very real technologies, making this grisly thriller about genetic engineering gone wrong all the more terrifying."—Bill Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, and author of Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are

"Wrath manages to meld a story with elements of horror, philosophy, human psychology, and the realities of animal use in scientific research. Besides being a gripping story, Wrath is a thought-provoking read for anyone who has wondered how to feel about genetic engineering, artificial intelligence and how humans use animals."—Lisa Moses, Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School -

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Title Details

Pages 320 pages

Trim 6 x 9 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Fiction