Zoo II: A James Patterson Thriller

Throw away your cell phones and euthanize your chihuahua for Earth is ensnared in a global epidemic. For about two decades the world community has been battling Human-Animal Conflict (HAC) where animal behavior has gone amok. Wild and domestic animals are attacking innocent people. The theory accepted by the scientific community explains that the phenomenon is due to an abundance of petroleum-derived hydrocarbons in the environment chemically altered by cellphone radiation waves.

Jackson Oz, a renowned Human-Animal Conflict expert, has moved his wife and son to a 3-room Arctic hut because there is fewer animals to worry about in the Artic Circle than back home in the United States. Soon, however, Oz gets word from President Hardinson that the next phase of combating HAC won’t be by the military. She promises termination of bombing raids and bans on electricity. This time Undersecretary for Science and Energy, Dr. Evan Freitas will be leading a team of scientists to deal with HAC scientifically, not militarily with the Department of Energy overseeing the response. There is also a rumor that a band of feral humans is terrorizing a South African community, so Dr. Freitas has invited Oz to return to the United States and join the team and investigate.

Oz has his transport plane drop off wife Chloe and son Eli in Paris to join her parents and he’s off to Washington to save the world.

Zoo II is the sequel to Patterson’s Zoo. James Patterson and Max Dilallo maintain and surpass the energy of the first novel, now a motion picture, and have created a book with non-stop action. The authors have done a wonderful job of describing tropical settings and Artic landscapes creating believable characters and a plot that never quits—not even during the Epilogue.

Warning: Cancel your manicure appointment. By the time you finish this book your nails will be chewed down to the nub. 

About the Authors

James Patterson is a prolific author of over 300 novels and counting. His newest imprint, JIMMY Patterson, is a series of books for children. He says his mission is simple, “”We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say: ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'” Patterson has donated more than a million books to students and soldiers and has over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at 24 colleges and universities. He also donates millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books will be given to pro-reading initiatives.




Max DiLallo is a Los Angeles novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has also collaborated with James Patterson on 113 Minutes, a novel about a mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her son.

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Michael is the author of four published novels—Goodbye Tchaikovsky, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, and The Koolura Series—The Legend of Koolura and Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Examiner writing articles about parenting and education. His blog features YA authors and books.

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