Runaway Heart

Runaway Heart

St. Martin's Press | July 2003 | 400 Pages | ISBN: 0312304269

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The New York Times bestselling author combines medical sciences and action-packed suspense in this stunningly original thriller.

What if the military's foot soldieres engineered animals programmed to kill, with superhuman strength, speed and just enough intelligence to follow orders blindly?

This is exactly the weapon that a top-secret government agency is developing in the desert.

Attorney Herman Strockmire, a rumpled man with a very big but defective heart, is a champion of lost legal causes who becomes involved when his employee is literally torn limb from limb by one of the creatures.

At great personal risk, Herman, his beautiful daughter and law partner, Susan, and ex-LAPD detective Jack Wirta plunge headlong into harm's way, finding themselves in a nightmare beyond anyone's wildest imagination.

The science exists today. The future is now.

Runaway Heart

Runaway Heart

"This rip-snorting novel is part political thriller, part sci-fi and all galvanizing, nonstop action . . . Hours of exciting prose.”
Tulsa World
“Interesting characters, believable dialogue and roller coaster thrills . . . An exciting, fun read.”
The Associated Press
“Cannell has a genuine gift for creating memorable characters and quirky, gripping plots . . . this is a fun read.”
Publishers Weekly