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Alcorn Corp. is working with an experimental cat food laced with hormones and appetite enhancers. The food causes cats to grow and exhibit extremely aggressive behavior. When the test animals are released, a few people try to prevent them from killing people in a small city. But when the formula is stolen and sold to enemy nations the genie is out of the bottle, and nothing will ever be the same. More
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Words: 89,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452493077
About Ricky Sides

Ricky Sides was Born in Florence, Alabama in May of 1958. He has a wife named Sue that he married at age 18. He has one adult son named Larry Dale.

The author studied martial arts from 1981 to the mid 1990s. He has been an avid camper and student of survival. The techniques described in his fight sequences are often from his own personal experience and training. He has taught women's rape prevention seminars in the 1980's.

The author's writing experience includes The Birth of the Peacekeepers and the four other novels in that series, the Brimstone and the Companions of Althea series which is a nine novel set based on the online game t4c (the fourth coming) and was written by Ricky Sides under the pen name Raistlin and edited and collaborated on by a wonderful lady from Louisiana under the pen name Kittie Justice. The author also wrote a book on women's self-defense named The Ultimate in Women's Self-Defense.

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Review by: LindaHigginson Higginson on Oct. 12, 2013 :
Loved it! Good read!
(review of free book)

Review by: Tanya Freeth on Sep. 11, 2013 :
Good book , It reminded me of 80's style horror novels I have read but in a modern setting. A solid read
(review of free book)

Review by: Amy Shojai on Feb. 05, 2011 :
Congratulations Ricky Sides on an engaging thriller! I read lots of suspense/thriller novels, and am particularly interested in those that include animal characters/plots. The premise—agri-terrorism—is a reality in the world today, and marrying that horror the innocence of beloved companion animals is inspired.

I was a bit confused by changes of point-of-view within several scenes, and disappointed that the heroine first introduced in the opening had so little to do in the last half of the book. However, an equally engaging hero carried the story through to the satisfying end. I particularly liked the action/fight scenes in the story.

CLAWS draws a chilling picture of “what if” and makes any pet lover raise an eyebrow at that purring couch potato kitty begging for a full bowl of kibble. Particularly coming on the heels of the pet food crises, this is a plot ripe for the telling. Bravo!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Margaret Lake on Jan. 19, 2011 :
I'm pretty squeamish, but every once in a while, I'll push myself way out of my comfort zone and try something like Claws. I'm glad I did.

Claws is an edge of your seat thriller without going overboard on the gore, even though there are a number of pretty horrific deaths. Ricky Sides is like James Patterson in that he can write a horrifying scene so matter-of-factly that I can read it without having nightmares for a week.

This book is a cracking good story and an absolute page turner.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bob Lee on Jan. 07, 2011 :
Not only is this story different from Ricky Side's other works, I think this one is his best novel so far. Some of the story had the feel of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", only with cats. Big cats. Ferocious cats. Come at you in bunches.

Some people are offed in different gory ways, but it's not too bad. There are also a couple of S&M murders, so this book is more for mature audiences.

For me, the best scene of the book is the one where one young lady is trapped in the bathroom trying everything she finds at hand to fend off some particularly large and persistent felines, while her boyfriend is outside battling a few others who haven't made it into the house yet. Will he get there in time to save her? You'll have to read the book to find out.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sharon Mc Govern on Dec. 29, 2010 :
Wow! I have read nearly all of the works of Ricky Sides and this most recent novel is totally different than anything he has previously produced. It is a horror story that will keep you turning the pages until you come to the end. Be sure to read it. You will be surprised if you have read his other books. He may even come to be identified with authors such as: Robin Cook, Steven King, and James Patterson.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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