The International Bestseller
“An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly
“This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead
“Guaranteed to do what Jaws did to millions of people.” —Suspense Magazine
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march.
Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
Monsters, mad science, and meat-munching mayhem propel a B movie plot reinforced by plausible characters behaving logically in crises. A swarming black mass devours tourists in Peru; divorced U.S. Special
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Never felt jumpy. Maybe because it was written with a long series in mind. Anyhow I loved the drift across the globe and the slow build up. Will recommend it.
Not worth it.
I began this book with low exepctations, and I pretty much got what I expected – an intriguing plot with sloppy writing and far more characters than a book like this needs. It definitely kept me interested, despite the predictable dialogue and shallow characterization, and I would have said this book wasn’t a complete waste of time until I reached the end, and realised that nothing would be resolved in favor of a sequel.
There is no chance I will spend more money and time on the sequel. I just don’t care enough about the plot or the people that the author has created here. Please don’t support terrible, lazy writing like this and spend your money elsewhere.
This book is a fun read. It can really creep you out.