I enjoy James Rollins, with his science fiction books that are based on the real world with a twist. Very much like Michael Crighton used to be. In Altar of Eden, we have scientists trying to build a new type of soldier, or a weapon, through biotechnology.
When a boat crashes in the New Orleans bayou, Border Patrol Agent Jack Menard calls in animal specialist Lauren Polk. Their pasts are tied, but they haven’t seen each other in years. This case, with genetically mutated animals, brings them together. As they try to determine who created these animals and why, they come under attack from the group who wants to retrieve the animals and kill everyone that knows about them.
It’s a great read, well written, and non-stop action as alligators, guns, and saber tooth tigers collide. It’s likely not possible, but it has just enough notices about the science to make you consider it. This was a lot of fun to read.