Contagious

Contagious

A Novel

Book - 2008
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From the acclaimed author ofInfectedcomes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity's secret battle against a horrific enemy. Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence. Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease's hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation's best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they're going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors. These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that's not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat -- one that comes from a most unexpected source -- may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all. Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity's life span is measured in hours and the president's finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action.Contagiousis a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780307406316
Branch Call Number: SIG
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 24 cm

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suelinton1960
Feb 22, 2011

infected...part 1
contagious....part 2

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ren001
Nov 18, 2010

Fast paced storytelling. After reading this, I am positive that there will be a Part 3.

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Syrax
Mar 02, 2010

The author continues the story developed with his first book, "Infected". The central characters from the first entry are all in place here, and the author continues to evolve their development as they face a possible apocalypse. Will there be a third?

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jason2009
Dec 03, 2009

Will there be a part 2?

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