Do you believe there is such a thing as a part human - part animal?
We are living in a time of numerous scientific discoveries in the field of genetic engineering.
Did you know that scientists are artificially producing hybrid animals right now?
Hybrid animals are creatures that are part-human, part animal, or part one animal and part another. They've been known throughout the centuries of our world's mythological history. Many countries have legends about them, legends based purely on creations of the imagination, for example: the hybridization of a human and a male lion - the Great Sphinx is a famous example, another is Pan, the part goat, part man Greek god.
But hybrid animals are no longer just imaginary creatures. Today, real ones are being produced in laboratories throughout the world--some from human flesh and blood just like yours and mine.
In 2003, Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs; the first successful genetic human-animal hybrids ever created.
In 2004, the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.
Mice have already been created with brains that are about one percent human, and plans are in the works to create mice with 100 percent human brains. Stanford University in California is allegedly among those planning to create mice with human brains.
Another possible experiment planned is to genetically engineer mice that will produce a human child whose parents are mice.
And on it goes.
The question is: What violent hybrid animals could some black-market genetic engineering laboratory create right now without the rest of the world knowing about it until it was too late?
This psychological thriller book is about such a violent genetic hybrid animal. She's known as 333. She's viciously killed a villager. The residents of Bear Skin village hope Constable Alexander Mizzen can stop her before she kills again.