On January 21st Pandemic, the final chapter of Scott Sigler’s acclaimed Infected horror novel trilogy, hits bookstores everywhere; and we have a look at its rather disturbing and unnerving trailer, which plays a lot like a short zombie film.
The first book in Sigler’s series, Infected, shocked readers with a visceral, up-close account of physical metamorphosis and one man’s desperate fight for sanity and survival, as “Scary” Perry Dawsey suffered the impact of an alien pathogen’s early attempts at mass extinction.
In the sequel, Contagious, Sigler pulled back the camera and let the reader experience the frantic national response to this growing cataclysm.
And now, in Pandemic, the entire human race balances on the razor’s edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares.
To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero—a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she’s a monster—a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil. All Margaret knows is that she’s broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands. Guilt and nightmares have turned her into a shut-in, too mired in self-hatred even to salvage her marriage, let alone be the warrior she once was.
But she is about to be called into action again. Because before the murderous intelligence was destroyed, it launched one last payload — a soda can–sized container filled with deadly microorganisms that make humans feed upon their own kind. That harmless-looking container has languished a thousand feet below the surface of Lake Michigan, undisturbed and impotent… until now.
Part Cthulhu epic, part zombie apocalypse, and part blockbuster alien-invasion tale, Pandemic completes the Infected trilogy and sets a new high-water mark in the world of horror fiction.
Sigler is embarking on a signing tour shortly, and you’ll find the cities and dates below. For more info visit the official Pandemic website, “like” Scott Sigler on Facebook, and follow Scott Sigler on Twitter.
Sat., Jan. 18: San Francisco, CA • Borderlands Books
Tue., Jan. 21: Chicago, IL • Barnes & Noble DePaul University
Wed., Jan. 22: Cambridge, MA • The Coop Harvard University
Thu., Jan. 23: Philadelphia, PA • Barnes & Noble University of Pennsylania
Fri., Jan. 24: Baltimore, MD • Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins University
Sat., Jan. 25: Nashville, TN • Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt University
Sun., Jan. 26: Los Angeles, CA • Mysterious Galaxy
Mon., Jan. 27: San Diego, CA • Mysterious Galaxy
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