Infected

Infected

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Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science. Meanwhile Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder. "Infected" is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King. Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 9 pages
  • 129.54 x 147.32 x 27.94mm | 249.47g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739328859
  • 9780739328859

Review quote

"Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, "Infected "blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!" --James Rollins, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Judas Strain "and "Black Order" "Powerfully written . . . an unforgettable central character." --"Dallas Morning News" "Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down... "Infected" is a marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror." --Lincoln Child, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Deep Storm "and "Death Match ""Fraught with tension . . . "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets "The Hot Zone."" --"Rocky Mountain News" "Sshow more

About Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is the world’s most successful podcasting author, with a rabidly loyal following of more than 30,000 subscribers per book. His books have held the number one audiobook position on all the podcast aggregators, including iTunes, and his remarkable triumph has made him the subject of profiles in the New York Times and the Toledo Blade, as well as coverage in the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, and elsewhere. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Jody, and their two dogs. Find him online at scottsigler.com and infectednovel.com.show more

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15,954 ratings
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4 35% (5,558)
3 23% (3,596)
2 8% (1,213)
1 3% (504)
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