Chimeras by E.E. Giorgi

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We all have them: inactivated genes that once made us hunters and predators.

What if one day, in one man, those genes suddenly awakened?

Meet LAPD Detective Track Presius -- an unconventional, snarky, twisted, yet lovable antihero.
The first in a new mystery series, CHIMERAS blends hard-boiled police procedural with fascinating science.

Book Description: Haunted by the girl he couldn't save in his youth, and the murder he committed to avenge her, Detective Track Presius has a unique gift: the vision and sense of smell of a predator. When a series of apparently unrelated murders reel him into the depths of genetic research, Track feels more than a call to duty. Children are dying -- children who, like himself, could have been healthy, and yet something, at some point, went terribly wrong. For Track, saving the innocent becomes a quest for redemption. The only way he can come to terms with his dark past is to understand his true nature.

"Classic hard-boiled noir crime thriller sculpted by lovely prose and set in the present, this is a surprisingly terrific read." -- Cole Alpaugh, author of The Bear in a Muddy Tutu and The Spy's Little Zonbi

"I was intrigued by the opening, and the questions I had kept me intrigued as the investigation unfolded. E. E. Giorgi writes some truly gorgeous prose, and I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with Track." -- Autumn Kalquist, author of The Legacy Code

"The debut novel from E.E. Giorgi, Chimeras is a delightful combination of hot prose and cool science. I was hooked on the first sentence of:
It was one of those hot summer afternoons, with air made of cobwebs and a glare as sharp as pencils.
Wonderful stuff, that, and the book continues to delight with prose that streams out like Chandler." -- Steve Halter, Amazon review