The United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever in this thrilling and horrifying finale of the “captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying” (My Guilty Obsession) internationally bestselling Hatching series.
The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.
The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?
For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?
The fate of the world hangs in the balance in Boone's explosive conclusion to his Hatching trilogy (The Hatching, Skitter), which features some of the scariest spiders in recent horror. Tactical nuclear strikes have killed many of the hell spiders, and roads and bridges have been destroyed to halt their spread, but the terror is far from over. On the USS Elsie Downs, professor Melanie Guyer feverishly works to find the secret to destroying the spider menace, with President Stephanie Pilgrim's help. The military is helping survivalist Shotgun tweak his spider weapon, and a false prophet gathers his followers. Adding to the horror, the spiders begin hitching rides inside of people, and the queens are gathering strength. Boone supplies plenty of his trademark big-screen-ready, rip-roaring action and leavens the outright terror with humor, expertly gathering all the strands of his diabolical web together in a truly exciting showdown.