The only hope for the future is a cure hidden inside the human hybrid Ryder Stone. Created in a lab and brutalized, betrayed and hated by humans, Ryder yearns for freedom. On the outside, a group of human genetic purists want him dead.
When Katie Marsh, a brilliant young geneticist, discovers his secret, she must fight to protect Ryder, gain his trust, and convince him to save humanity before the purists destroy them all.
If you enjoy fast-paced and thrilling stories featuring genetic engineered humans, you'll love KC May's incredible story of humanity and courage.
Named one of the top 15 books of 2010 by The Journal of Always.
#1 Bestseller in Science Fiction at Amazon US Aug 2011
This book was originally published under the title The Venom of Vipers.
KC May's first novel, The Kinshield Legacy, was published by a small press in 2005, the same year she attended the Viable Paradise writing workshop for speculative fiction authors. Her acclaimed epic fantasy series The Kinshield Saga has reached #12 overall on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list. She is currently writing a new series, The Mindstream Chronicles, and coauthoring a third, The Dragons of Kudare, with the fabulous India Drummond. Her novel Inhuman Salvation was a #1 bestselling science fiction novel on Amazon. She also writes romance under the pen name Alane Hudson.
KC earned a B.A. in Russian from Florida State University before moving to Taiwan to study Mandarin and teach English. She spent twenty-four years in the Arizona desert saving homeless Rottweilers, writing technical manuals, programming computers, and cooking eggs on the pavement. There she also explored a bunch of different hobbies, such as backpacking, downhill skiing, martial arts, motorcycling, airbrush painting, and skydiving. When she couldn't take the Phoenix heat anymore, she fled back to the South and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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