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Contagious (2008)

by Scott Sigler

Series: Infected (2)

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The planet is on the brink of succumbing to a deadly invasion of alien parasites in this mind-blowing stand-alone sequel to "Infected".

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Can't wait for the third book Pandemic! ( )
  Shack70 | Feb 23, 2020 |
There's often the danger when you have a fantastic grabbing first novel in a trilogy that the follow up sequel will be unable to match the level of the first, or worse, a total let down. I am pleased to say Contagious is every bit as good as Infected, maybe even a little better.

As an immediate sequel to Infected there's not a great deal of character development which takes place as everyone has already been backgrounded in the prior instalment. The main exception to this is Perry Dawsey who continues to fight his self loathing whilst also trying adjust to his new life as the only survivor to the alien contagion and everything that survival involved.

Overall? Really damn good. Wish air mail would hurry up with my copy of the final novel, Pandemic, so I can start on it! ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Sep 24, 2016 |
Almost better than book #1! Can't wait for #3!!! ( )
  kosana | Jan 21, 2016 |
Almost better than book #1! Can't wait for #3!!! ( )
  kosana | Jan 21, 2016 |
Not as good as the first one. Basically just a mishmash of action movie tropes. Characters not interesting enough to compensate for plot holes. ( )
  juliehath | Sep 6, 2014 |
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To the memory of Mike Lehn, who led by example. To the memory of Mookie: fourteen years as my writing partner was not enough. To the Sigler Junkies all over the world. The FDO thanks you.
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From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity’s secret battle against a horrific enemy.Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they’re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors.These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that’s not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat — one that comes from a most unexpected source — may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity’s life span is measured in hours and the president’s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.
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