Sigler Returns with “Infected” Sequel
Podcasting pioneer and best-selling author Scott Sigler returns with the much-anticipated sequel to his best-selling novel “Infected” with “Contagious.”Â
Hitting bookstores on December 30, fans can expect more of the same thrills, chills and spills that highlighted “Infected” and all of Sigler’s work.Â And maybe, just maybe there will be a return of the chicken scissors….
From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanityâ€™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 diseaseâ€™s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nationâ€™s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if theyâ€™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 thatâ€™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 â€” one that comes from a most unexpected source â€” may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.
Catapulting the reader into a world where humanityâ€™s life span is measured in hours and the presidentâ€™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. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.
Praise for Scott Siglerâ€™s Infectedâ€œAn inventive, amped-up yarn . . . full of pressure-cooker mind games.â€
â€œFraught with tension . . . Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Hot Zone.â€
â€”Rocky Mountain News
â€œPart Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk . . . a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense.â€
â€”James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
â€œPowerfully written . . . [with] an unforgettable central character. Youâ€™ll never listen to Cole Porterâ€™s â€˜Iâ€™ve Got You Under My Skinâ€™ the same way again.â€
â€”Dallas Morning News
â€œOnce begun, not easily put down . . . leaves the readerâ€™s heart still racing when
the last page is turned.â€
â€œA marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror. Sigler is masterful
at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go.â€
â€”Lincoln Child,New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm
â€œRiveting . . . leads the reader from one startling detail to the next . . . a terrifying page-turner.â€
â€”Publishers Weekly (starred review)