Reviews for Zoo

Booklist Reviews 2012 September #1
*Starred Review* Just when everyone (well, almost everyone) thought the world was ending due to global warming, here comes another threat to keep us up at night: animals behaving badly . . . very badly. Zoo is the newest thrillfest from the prolific fiction factory that is James Patterson et al. Something unnatural is causing normally placid animals to savagely attack humans all over the world. First, it begins with animals in the wild, like lions, elephants, and dolphins; then moves into neighborhoods, with raccoons, rats, and bats; and then finally into our homes, with man's best friend becoming man's worst nightmare. This animal violence catches the scientific establishment by surprise, except for Jackson Oz, a biologist who had been predicting these attacks for years but had been labeled a crackpot and mocked by his colleagues. The savage attacks quickly escalate to the point where martial law is imposed and people huddle inside fortifications to hide from what were once cute and fluffy fellow mammals but are now preternaturally alert and vicious monsters. Unfortunately for humans, the solution to nature's onslaught may be one that is equally as unacceptable. High-Demand Backstory: As with all Patterson novels, this one will surely rocket to the top of the best-seller list, so be sure to stock a sufficient supply of copies. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.