Extinction by Douglas Preston (Gifted)

Hello Readers,

Thank you, NetGalley for giving access to an eBook copy of Extinction by Douglas Preston for free in exchange for an honest review. As this is a publication day review my post will be spoiler free. The eBook I received from NetGalley doesn't do the cover justice, so I am using a cover image I have found through google (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).
Happy Publication Day
Title: Extinction
Author: Douglas Preston
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Police procedural
Pages: 384
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Erebus Resort, occupying a magnificent, hundred thousand–acre valley deep in the Colorado Rockies, offers guests the experience of viewing woolly mammoths, Irish Elk, and giant ground sloths in their native habitat, brought back from extinction through the magic of genetic manipulation. When a billionaire's son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered in the Erebus back country by what is assumed to be a gang of eco-terrorists, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances Cash partners with county sheriff James Colcord to track down the perpetrators. As killings mount and the valley is evacuated, Cash and Colcord must confront an ancient, intelligent, and malevolent presence at Erebus, bent not on resurrection but on extinction.
Miniature Review
I will be honest I requested this book as it sounded similar to Jurassic Park, well dear Reader this is Jurassic Park for the grownups. There is far more fear, horror, gore, and science gone terribly wrong. I know it’s a theme for the newer Jurassic parks, but Douglas does a wonderful job bringing to the forefront the horrific things humanity will do in the name of money. I adored that the Erebus science crew openly mocked the fiction of Jurassic Park.
This is a gripping murder mystery with a well-written plot that’s intense and I was easily drawn into the story. The book is full of action, extinct creatures, fascinating characters, and beautifully described scenery. It didn’t take long for me to be enveloped by Douglas’s writing and I would have followed him running down every path he wanted to take me down. I also loved how Douglas incorporated real science to give credibility and depth to the story. We all know I went off to research. But don’t worry nothing is overly complicates as Douglas integrates the science without making everything over complicated.  
I don’t think this will be the last book I read by Douglas Preston as I loved his writing style and can’t wait to read more of his work.