Contagious (Infected, Book 2) by Scott Sigler

By Scott Sigler

From the acclaimed writer of contaminated comes an epic and exhilarating tale of humanity's mystery conflict opposed to a bad enemy.

Across the USA, a mysterious pathogen transforms traditional humans into raging killers, psychopaths pushed by way of a terrifying, alien schedule. The human race fights again, but after each conflict the ailment responds, adapts, utilizing refined ideas and fabulous ruses to idiot its pursuers. the one attainable rationalization: the epidemic is pushed no longer through evolution yet through a few malevolent intelligence.

Standing by contrast unbelievable danger is a small team, assembled below the strictest secrecy. Their top weapon is hulking former soccer big name Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered through his personal struggles with this poor enemy, who possesses an unexplainable skill to find the disease's hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is either the nation's most sensible wish and a terrifying legal responsibility. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips needs to by some means forge a reference to him if they're going to face an opportunity by contrast maddeningly adaptable opponent. along them is Margaret Montoya, a super epidemiologist who fights for a medication while she reels lower than the load of never-ending horrors.

These 3 and their crew have stored humanity within the online game, yet that's now not more than enough anymore, now not while the disorder turns contagious, triggering a quick countdown to Armageddon. in the meantime, different enemies subscribe to the conflict, and a brand new chance -- person who comes from a so much unforeseen resource -- may perhaps finally end up the main risky of all.

Catapulting the reader right into a global the place humanity's lifestyles span is measured in hours and the president's finger hovers over the nuclear button, emerging famous person Scott Sigler takes us on a panoramic, hyper-adrenalized experience jam-packed with terror and jaw-dropping motion. Contagious is a very grand paintings of suspense, technological know-how, and horror from a brand new grasp.

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We'll have a look at it. " And he started off, 'round the edge of the craterlike abyss. As we neared this new thing, I saw that I had not been mistaken in my first impression. It was undoubtedly a portion of some ruined building; yet now I made out that it was not built upon the edge of the chasm itself, as I had at first supposed; but perched almost at the extreme end of a huge spur of rock that jutted out some fifty or sixty feet over the abyss. In fact, the jagged mass of ruin was literally suspended in midair.

That's a waterfall," he exclaimed, with conviction. " And he began to push vigorously through the bushes, in the direction of the noise. As we went forward, the sound became plainer continually, showing that we were heading straight toward it. Steadily, the roaring grew louder and nearer, until it appeared, as I remarked to Tonnison, almost to come from under our feet—and still we were surrounded by the trees and shrubs. " Tonnison called to me. " And then, suddenly, we came out from among the trees, on to a great open space, where, not six paces in front of us, yawned the mouth of a tremendous chasm, from the depths of which the noise appeared to rise, along with the continuous, mistlike spray that we had witnessed from the top of the distant bank.

It was this movement of the dog's, I think, that gave me the first twinge of real fear. I had been considerably startled when the lights burnt first green and then red; but had been momentarily under the impression that the change was due to some influx of noxious gas into the room. Now, however, I saw that it was not so; for the candles burned with a steady flame, and showed no signs of going out, as would have been the case had the change been due to fumes in the atmosphere. I did not move. I felt distinctly frightened; but could think of nothing better to do than wait.

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