Pandemic: A Novel

Kobo ebook | January 21, 2014

byScott Sigler

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Scott Sigler’s 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.

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Scott Sigler’s 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 exper...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0770436773

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favourite book this year! It's hard to write a review for this book! I just feel like everyone should read it, well written and it's a page turner wanting to know what happens to Melanie! READ IT! You won't be disappointed
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pandemic Once this book took off I couldn't put it down. Great!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gifted to say the least The ending of a story (or any part for that matter) can make or break a book. In "The Girl With All the Gifts," the ending completed this one small chapter in the zombie apocalypse that M.R. Carey has created, yet leaving plenty of room for the story to grow with sequels I hope will come. I will admit the middle dragged on a little longer than I liked. There were times it felt very typical of a zombie novel but the overall plotting, character-driven narrative, and sprinkled revelations, elevated it from 3-stars to a 4-star rating. We all might have seen videos of Ophiocordyceps invading an ant's brain, causing it to climb a plant and die while it sprouts out of its host. It is downright horrifying but it is wondrous in the scheme of evolution and parasitic relationships. And M.R. Carey hit jackpot by using this very fungi as the basis for the Breakdown, the outbreak that wiped out most of Earth's population. Only pockets of humanity, on the grid or rogue junkers, are left behind, together with a whole lot of hungries. Hungry for human flesh. Hungry without any control of their senses and being, except for Melanie, a special girl with all the gifts. Comparisons to one of my favourite books of all time, "Never Let Me Go," are apt. Their thought-provoking storylines about what makes us human isn't overshadowed by their dystopian context, and while Ishiguro's masterpiece stays more on the philosophically literary route, "The Girl With All the Gifts" provides the emotional grit of a thrilling horror story that could easily be made for the big screen or TV box.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Couple of plot holes, but overall a good read. Enjoyed under current social commentary on u man nature.
Date published: 2014-02-04