The Hatching

The Hatching

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Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. The first female president of the United States is summoned to an emergency briefing. And all of these events are connected.

As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer's Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading...
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 235 x 32mm | 582g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147321517X
  • 9781473215177
  • 576,462

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A high-octane thriller it is great fun and a real page-turner. DAILY EXPRESS
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Think Jurassic Park meets The Walking Dead * Brad Thor * This is destined for the bestseller lists * LOVE READING * A sprawling and shamelessly compulsive adventure, this is a pleasingly fast-paced read that manages to combine smoothly crafted prose and sharp details with a selection of entertainingly gruesome shocks. * SFX * A rattlingly entertaining read * STARBURST * The Hatching marks the debut of an exciting new talent in horror. * GINGER NUTS OF HORROR * The inclusion of events and voices from around the world add to the growing suspense and excitement and, if you aren't scared of spiders, the idea of a carnivorous swarm of eight-legged homicidal maniacs, is enough to keep you turning the pages. * The Book Beard Blog * a thoroughly entertaining, deliciously skin-crawling horror thriller that you'll like it with or without the spiders falling on your lap as you read it * For Winter's Nights * It is skilfully written and entirely gripping - I think it is likely to be a best seller, and I would recommend you give it a go... * Nudge Books * Reads like a blockbuster movie * SciFiNow * Brace yourself for sleepless nights * SFX * Arachnophobes, move on. This is not for the likes of you. * THE FINANCIAL TIMES * A high-octane thriller it is great fun and a real page-turner. * DAILY EXPRESS *
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About Ezekiel Boone

This is Ezekiel Boone's first thriller. He lives in the United States with his family and has an entirely healthy respect for spiders everywhere.
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5,461 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,092)
4 41% (2,266)
3 27% (1,479)
2 8% (453)
1 3% (171)
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