The Dead

The Dead

Paperback Enemy

By (author) Charles Higson

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  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Format: Paperback | 485 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 30mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 22 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1423134222
  • ISBN 13: 9781423134220
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 380,033

Product description

THE DEAD begins one year "before" the action in THE ENEMY, just after the Disaster. A terrible disease has struck everyone sixteen and over, leaving them either dead or a decomposing, flesh-eating creature. The action starts in a boarding school just outside London, where all the teachers have turned into sickos. A few kids survive and travel by bus into the city. The bus driver, an adult named Greg, seems to be unaffected by the disease. Then he begins to show the dreaded signs: outer blisters and inner madness. The kids escape Greg and end up at the Imperial War Museum. A huge fire in South London drives them all to the Thames, and eventually over the river to the Tower of London. It is there they will meet up with the kids in THE ENEMY in Book 3, THE FEAR.

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Author information

Charlie Higson is an acclaimed writer of screenplays and novels, and also a performer and the co-creator of the British television programs "The Fast Show" and "Bellamy's People." He is an expert on James Bond and is the author of the internationally best-selling Young Bond series. Charlie, a big fan of horror movies, is hoping to give readers many sleepless nights with the Enemy series. He lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at: twitter.com/monstroso.