Cain's Blood

Cain's Blood

Book - 2013
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Former black ops soldier Shawn Castillo teams up with a boy who has just learned he is a clone of Jeffrey Dahmer to try to capture other teenaged clones of serial killers who escaped from a secret government facility with powerful chemical weapons and are on a rampage across the country.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781476704043
Characteristics: xii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: GIRARD, G


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Oct 20, 2016

Not well written. This book uses conversational style of grammar, but it is not written in first person. It was like reading casual email.
The premise was poor. I cannot fall for the idea that DNA is what makes a serial killer.

Aug 25, 2016

“Cain’s Blood” by Geoffrey Girard is a book that both captures the interest of it’s readers and at the same time educates them. The book revolves around the idea of cloning. The plot is about how the government tried to make child clones to use them as weapons for the worst murderers in U.S history. After some of them escape, Shawn Castillo is hired to track them down and stop them as they commit the crimes to the people they were cloned after. In addition, the book every now and again provides brief descriptions on the history of cloning. However, there are still problems. The characters (beside the main character Shawn Castillo) are never fully developed and by the end of the book you won’t feel any attachment to them and will find it difficult to tell the difference between them. The pages on the history of cloning can also be too much, with complicated and long descriptions that would have been better simplified. - @Odyssey of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 28, 2016

Interesting and terrifying concept.

beaublo Jun 28, 2014

I found this book disturbing so much it was impossible to stick with the less then believable plot. The author indulged in writing torture porn and glorfifying serial killers rather then craft an intelligent sci fi story.

One is better off reading about the real serial killers. This book feels like it was written to become a movie after the likes of the Hostel series. Only, those were freshly original ideas . Cains Blood seems stuck on the torture and violence done to victims and little more.

Sep 25, 2013

To say this book is "just a little whack" ...would be a serous under- statement. But what a concept! Basically the US DoD is funding research that clones notorious serial killers...and half a dozen of these teenage clones escape the lab and head cross-country!! Caution: This novel is bloody/violent and not for the faint of heart.


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