WINNER OF THE JAMES HERBERT AWARD FOR HORROR WRITING
“The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. This is old-school horror at its best.” —Stephen King
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another.
Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.
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I grew up loving horror movies and novels.
While the story and characters were very well done; I found the "gross out" factor, gratuitous.
It was like watching a car wreck, you don't want to look, but you do.
Not sure I'll buy another of Mr Cutter's novels. Some things are better left to the reader's imagination.
Not sure I'll ever be able to garden again without a Tyvek suit!
Truly disgusting but compelling. I couldn’t put it down, although I had to skip the part about the kitten. That was a bridge too far. Looking forward to his other books.
I didn’t eat for 3 days honestly, paranoid is too mild a term but Jesus it was something. I was fine until the gorilla experiment and it all just sunk in. Never going to read this book again for fear of...the book I guess. The best horror book I’ve ever read,couldn’t put it down even when I wanted to throw up or cry. I didn’t know this book was about ~Insert said creature~ or I wouldn’t have read it. Good job