What Readers are saying about Beyond Human
“Beyond Human is an outstanding thriller, with a plot and characters so compelling, you’ll lose yourself in the taut, suspenseful story of the horror man and beast can create. The twist at the end will leave you gasping.”
– Kathryn Lynn Davis: New York TIMES bestselling author
“Beyond Human is the third offering in Kenneth L. Decroo’s riveting series about super-powerful human-chimpanzee hybrids being developed by a shadowy government agency as super soldiers. Like Almost Human and Becoming Human, this book follows the adventures of simian research specialist, Dr. Ken Turner, and his colleagues as they try to outwit the machinations of the evil Vandeussen and his minions who have now moved their operations from the Congo to the Pacific Northwest where, in the process of setting up a secret research facility, they lost several of the creatures in a plane crash. The hybrids survived the crash, though, and are now creating terror in the forests and mountains. Turner’s efforts to get to the bottom of Vandeussen’s plot are complicated by the local belief that the legendary bigfoot lives in the area. Turner’s belief system is turned on its ears when he experiences the eerie forest first hand, and in Decroo’s hands so will yours be. This is a book that you do not dare put down until you reach the end. I give it four and a half stars for masterful execution and outstanding storytelling.”
– Charles Ray, author of over 200 books.
“In his latest epic, Beyond Human, author Ken Decroo introduces us to a riveting tale of government shenanigans and man’s struggle to better understand his closest relative in the animal kingdom. Decroo—thanks to his years of expertise as an animal trainer for the movie industry—provides piercing insights into the behaviors and thought processes of the great apes as well as our fellow human beings, with sometimes unsettling results. And then … what about Bigfoot? If you enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear you’ll love Beyond Human.”
– John Russell, author of Riding with Ghosts, Angels and the Spirits of the Dead and A Knock in the Attic.
“Another page turner! They thought life had returned to normal, but little did Dr Turner and his crew know, Vandusen and his gang were up to their evil and sinister ways. Vandusen is motivated by fame and fortune, but this time his evil is driven by revenge against Turner. What fate awaits the chimps Danny, Oliver and Girlie? Are the creatures truly monsters or is their behaviour justified? This story has a twist you won’t see coming!”
– Joanne Larsen, BS natural science and education director at a zoo.
“Once again, Kenneth L. Decroo has kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more. Beyond Human finds Drs. Ken Turner and Fred Savage at a crossroads. Chimp hybrids are roaming Africa and, most likely, somewhere in North America. The DOD is building a remote experimental station, and a group of campers are found brutally murdered. Filled with plot twists and the cross-continent connection of mystery and subterfuge the group of scientists and their guides need to find answers. The conflicts that arise are met by rugged determination of these men to protect humans, the creatures, and the secrets from the jungle. Another thriller by a masterful storyteller.”
– Jamie S. Morris, English teacher.
“Wow, what a capstone to this amazing, thrilling trilogy. Well worth the wait, Beyond Human continues the excitement, intrigue and solid biomedical foundation, finally intertwining it with American folklore. I couldn’t put it down.”
– Tom Bachman, Research Faculty, School of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague.
“What an incredible story. The characters, the tension, the plots and sub plots, bad guys chasing good, descriptive international characters and locations adding into the mix, the knowledge and behavioral studies you share, the depth of the love and respect described between animals and humans, the dramatic and intense climax to the story all kept me engaged from the very start.
When I closed this book, at the end, the characters stayed with me for several days and even as I write this. I want more of Oliver and Girlie…
Your book is truly amazing.”
– Gary Seiler of Gary Seiler and the Coast Riders, musician.
“In an international tale of suspense, Ken Decroo takes us from the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of the Congo in search of answers to a gruesome and mysterious event that seems to point to an even more formidable and dangerous threat. Decroo drops a breadcrumb trail of clues for the reader, as he weaves together the insights of a well-drawn cast of intriguing and relatable characters. Interweaving real-world events and his own experience in wild animal training and research, Decroo delivers a compelling story, as he leaves us to parse fact from fiction and guess at what we think we know about our nearest cousins.”
– Andrew Cockrum, Documentary Producer/Danger Dog Films.