Invasive: A Novel

This suspense thriller (336 pages) was published in August of 2016 by HarperCollins. The book takes you to a Hawaiian island. read Invasive and loved it; it wouldn't be on our site if didn't recommend it.

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A Novel

Chuck Wendig

Ignore the deadly ant swarm for a moment, and focus on the awesome things in this book.

First, it’s populated with three-dimensional, strong female characters. Like Hannah, an FBI consultant who investigates cases that involve futuristic technology and is an appealing combination of grit and fear. And Dr. Ez Choi, a thoroughly badass entomologist at the University of Arizona who buys unusual creepy-crawlers out of the back of a van.

Second, it’s set on a tropical Hawaiian island paradise that might just be the equivalent of a Bond villain’s lair.

And third, it’s packed with action, cool science, biting banter, and an ending that lands with a very satisfying bang.

The drama kicks off when Hannah gets a call from her FBI handler: ‘I’ve got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies.’ The ensuing investigation leads Hannah to Arizona and the Hawaiian lair of an Elon Musk-ish billionaire. Has his ambition outstripped his good judgment? Spoiler: Of course it has! We are talking about demon ants!

In addition to the wealthy madman and the incensed insects, there are also intimidating spiders, potential conspiracies, flashbacks, dramatic weather, a coral atoll, and so much more. This is a truly thrilling thriller, and we care you to not read it one sitting.

‘Paradise is precarious. Just one little thing…’ He mimes a little shove. ‘Can push it into imbalance. It didn’t take much to screw up the Garden of Eden.’ — Chuck Wendig

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Take a virtual trip to Hawaii with a snarky history, a stunning short story collection, a family saga, a white-knuckle hunt for giant waves, and two techno-thrillers that make the most of Hawaii's flora and fauna.
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to tropical Hawaii... to a billionaire's private island with pristine beaches, crystal blue water, and oops! genetically modified, weaponized ants. Don't forget your sunscreen!
There's a lot to love about the 50th state. You can start with palm trees galore, soft sand beaches (more than 100!), lush hiking trails, and volcanoes you can climb. Plus dreamy island music and luau-worthy cuisine.

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