>Blood Born by Matthew Warner
>Blood Born is one of the books I’m really looking forward to reading next year.
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number.
When a rapist stalks the nation’s capital, Detective Christina Randall tries to keep an astounding clue from going public: all the victims become pregnant.
The latest victim is teenager Daniella Connolly. Her mother, Margaret, is a doctor at CalPark Fertility Clinic. But Margaret can’t fathom the bizarre conceptions, either. Isolated in a special hospital ward, they all come to term in just one week.
Multiply on the earth and increase upon it.
Randall learns the rapes are connected to a series of missing-person cases. When a young woman disappears near CalPark — also home to a secretive research lab — suspicion falls on Margaret.
But soon, the rapist returns to claim his progeny. He is not really a he — but an “it.” Worse, the children have appetites just like papa’s. …
From the author of The Organ Donor and Eyes Everywhere comes a new type of monster, one that could spell an end to our species.