Infected: A Novel by Scott SiglerInfected: A Novel by Scott Sigler

Infected: A Novel

byScott Sigler

Hardcover | April 1, 2008

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Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common – they’ve been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile Perry Dawsey – a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey – awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected.

The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.
SCOTT SIGLER is the world’s most successful podcasting author, with a rabidly loyal following of more than 30,000 subscribers per book. His books have held the number one audiobook position on all the podcast aggregators, including iTunes, and his remarkable triumph has made him the subject of profiles in the New York Times and the Tol...
Title:Infected: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.38 × 6.37 × 1.14 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307406105

ISBN - 13:9780307406101

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weird but loved it It had such an interesting plot and you could almost hear what the author was trying to get across inside your own head. That's how creepy it was. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sci-fi! This is the first book I read by Sigler and it was amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Must Read For Sci-Fi Horror Fans! This is the first book I've read by Scott Sigler and it won't be the last. It was amazing! Such a unique, vivid, and unnerving horror story with great characters, unpredictability, and suspense at every turn. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from usual infected horror story, but is gory This is one gory and gross "infectious invaders takeover" book. Would I say I liked it? Don't know because I really couldn't tell anyone it was a good book, because it was GROSS!!! A LOT of gore...literally after Scary Perry is's a fast down hill coaster ride from here kids. For example, <spoiler> Perry cutting out the growths, detail descriptions of how he destroys them, ok the genitalia part (gross gross WTF gross), chicken scissors (you know something gross and bad is happening with that), Fatty Patty's hatching (gross gross again) and the torture and kill of Bill Miller and other victims... </spoiler> The story line is the usual a "strange virus" has infected some and they start torturing, mutilating and killing their loved ones. One CDC doctor (and her groupies), a tough "I don't take s%&t from anyone cop and an infected ex football player run around trying to figure out what is going on? We get povs from all 3 main characters. I read the last 5 pages quickly, because I really wanted to return it back to the library. It was ok, but a bit too gross for me. Not for any readers who have a weak stomach or heart. I like horror and being scared, but I was more grossed out than scared. Probably won't be reading book #2 or book#3.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello Junkies Sigler has led a fallowing of loyal junkies itching week after week for another one of his podcasts. After DOMINATING last year with his amazing April 1st release of Ancestor he landed a publishing deal with Crown. Infected is scary and disturbing in ways that "Saw" could only dream of, this book is guaranteed to leave you itching for more.
Date published: 2008-04-08

Editorial Reviews

"Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense.  Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart.  You've been warned!"—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order“Powerfully written . . . an unforgettable central character.” —Dallas Morning News“Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down... Infected is a marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror.”—Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm and Death Match“Fraught with tension . . . Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Hot Zone.” —Rocky Mountain News“Sigler is the Richard Matheson of the 21st Century…smart and creepy, Infected is a flawless thinking-person’s thriller. Bravo to a bold new talent!”—Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bad Moon Rising and Ghost Road Blues“Riveting . . . even hardened genre fans will find themselves whimpering at each new revelation.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Horror mavens rejoice! Infected is a revelation -- a novel that lives up to its hype. From page one, the story of a mysterious smart-virus that turns its hosts into deadly drooling drones creeps up on a reader like the ratchet of a roller coaster climbing toward its inevitable crest. Sigler brings the folksy character detail of Stephen King, the conceptual panache of Clive Barker, and the oozing, shuddery pathologies of a David Cronenberg movie. Zombies, spies, conspiracies, and gallons of goo make this the fastest read in the west! Highest recommendation!"— Jay Bonansinga, national bestselling author of Shattered, Twisted, Frozen, and The Sinking of the Eastland"Sigler has a unique talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seats; I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next. Infected is full of mayhem, action, and gore--and you won’t be able to put it down."— Dave Wellington, author of 13 Bullets and the Monster Island trilogy"Scott Sigler's Infected is a bucking pulp pony that throws you this way and that, and just when you think you've got your balance, that ole pony bucks the other way. All in all, one hell of an exhilarating ride, and highly recommended." —Joe R. Lansdale, World Horror Convention Grand Master and six-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bubba Ho-Tep and Lost Echoes"Infected is as unnerving as a scream in a morgue…a breakout novel that gets under your skin. If the voice in your head is Sigler's, you're locked in for a very scary night."—E.E. Knight