In a far corner of space, orbiting a massive black hole, the research ship DARC12 discovers a strange asteroid—one that seems to be … alive. After loading the rock onboard for study, the ship quickly descends into madness.
It begins with voices, whispers filling the shadows and the minds of the crew. A once sane man declares that their discovery is not just a rock, but a god. Then the killing begins, and a cult rises swearing allegiance to their newfound deity.
As the murders mount and the dead themselves begin to rise, a small group of survivors cling to the hope that they can somehow escape the hell they’ve been plunged into. But their problems mount as they face an army of undead crewmembers, the reanimated corpses of hundreds of failed genetic experiments, the murderous cult, and—worst of all—the rapidly evolving creature in containment room 7.
“Hey Hollywood, listen up! You have got to make a movie out of this book. [It] is one of the scariest zombie tales I’ve ever read. In fact, I think I would rather eat broken glass than fight the kind of nightmares Bryan Hall puts down on the page. This guy is scary good.”--Joe McKinney, author of APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD and FLESH EATERS
“Dark, fast and fun ... a compelling read.”--Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of SPARROW ROCK and STARCRAFT GHOST: SPECTRES
“A brutal genre-bending debut, Bryan Hall gives us a gripping sci-fi/zombie story permeated with a horror master's sense of scene and scares.”--Jonathan Moon, author of HEINOUS