Contagious: A Novel by Scott SiglerContagious: A Novel by Scott Sigler

Contagious: A Novel

byScott Sigler

Paperback | December 29, 2009

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From the acclaimed author of Infected comes 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. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.


From the Hardcover edition.
SCOTT SIGLER’s fiction podcasts have drawn a huge and devoted following. His serialized stories have held the number one position in all the podcast indexes, including iTunes. Scott’s first hardcover release, Infected, was translated into a dozen languages and is being adapted for film by Random House Films/Rogue Pictures. Scott lives ...
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Title:Contagious: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.97 inPublished:December 29, 2009Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307406326

ISBN - 13:9780307406323

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel again, Sigler didn't disappoint!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sequel! I loved the first book and dove right into its sequel! It was thrilling, witty, intense, and completely unpredictable. A must for all horror fans!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed up chapters??? This book would have been great as I love Scott Sigler's writing.....But the chapters were all mixed up, this could not have been done on purpose, the end of the book is in the middle. You're reading the big climax, reading about characters that you've never heard of and then BOOM the climax is over, then move on to the build up of who the characters are why they did what they did. It honestly ruined the book and felt more like the chapters were downloaded in the incorrect order. It makes no sense to have chapters about characters that you "should" know about and don't, then introduce their back story after the book is essentially over... I really feel this book's chapters were downloaded in the wrong order. After I realized what was happening with chapter's order I stopped reading as i now knew how it all ended anyway....Not impressed...
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Contagious Another great story by Mr. Sigler. I found it interesting how he mixed the chapters up so the end of the book is at the start and the start and middle you get to read last. So if you buy you might want to just browse through until you get chapters in right order
Date published: 2014-09-22

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Scott Sigler’s Infected“An inventive, amped-up yarn . . . full of pressure-cooker mind games.” —Entertainment Weekly“Fraught with tension . . . Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Hot Zone.” —Rocky Mountain News“Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk . . . a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense.” —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain“Powerfully written . . . [with] an unforgettable central character. You’ll never listen to Cole Porter’s ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ the same way again.” —Dallas Morning News“Once begun, not easily put down . . . leaves the reader’s heart still racing when the last page is turned.” —Roanoke Times“A 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.”—Lincoln Child,New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm“Riveting . . . leads the reader from one startling detail to the next . . . a terrifying page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.