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The Great Zoo of China - Matthew Reilly

Well that's a ridiculous excuse to keep the chase going - though really i shouldn't be so surprised, facts and logic went out the window as soon as the chase started. No way any of the characters should be alive after the last few minutes. Also cars and gasoline trucks don't just explode that easily. Extra thought - shouldn't the Army trained bloke be taking over as leader, rather than the crocodile expert?