By Scott Sigler
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Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science. Meanwhile Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder. Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King. Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page. QUOTES: "Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!" --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order "Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down... Infected is a marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror." --Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm and Death Match "Sigler is the Richard Matheson of the 21st Century...smart and creepy, Infected is a flawless thinking-person's thriller. Bravo to a bold new talent!" --Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bad Moon Rising and Ghost Road Blues "Horror mavens rejoice! Infected is a revelation -- a novel that lives up to its hype. From page one, the story of a mysterious smart-virus that turns its hosts into deadly drooling drones creeps up on a reader like the ratchet of a roller coaster climbing toward its inevitable crest. Sigler brings the folksy character detail of Stephen King, the conceptual panache of Clive Barker, and the oozing, shuddery pathologies of a David Cronenberg movie. Zombies, spies, conspiracies, and gallons of goo make this the fastest read in the west! Highest recommendation!" -- Jay Bonansinga, national bestselling author of Shattered, Twisted, Frozen, and The Sinking of the Eastland "Sigler has a unique talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seats; I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next. Infected is full of mayhem, action, and gore--and you won't be able to put it down." -- Dave Wellington, author of 13 Bullets and the Monster Island trilogy "Scott Sigler's Infected is a bucking pulp pony that throws you this way and that, and just when you think you've got your balance, that ole pony bucks the other way. All in all, one hell of an exhilarating ride, and highly recommended." --Joe R. Lansdale, World Horror Convention Grand Master and six-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bubba Ho-Tep and Lost Echoes
||ExplicitChapters 00-01||Meet Alida Garcia and Martin Brewbaker. They are among the first to be infected, but their paths take them to very different places. You wouldn't want to be either of them...||2/29/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 02-04||Perry Dawsey awakes with strange itchy spots on his skin. It's a minor annoyance, yet while he prepares for his Monday, the things under his skin prepare to grow...||3/10/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
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||ExplicitChapters 05-09||Perry's invaders start to analyze and modify his body, hijacking his normal biological processes to create something new, something evil. Knowing nothing of this internal battle, Perry heads to work where we meet his longtime friend Bill Miller. Dew Phill||3/17/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 10||CDC investigator Margaret Montoya gets down to business on the burned, shot, self-mutilated and infected corpse of Martin Brewbaker.||3/25/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 11-14||Perry Dawsey begins to feel the effects of the infection, although it's still too early to tell if he will wind up like Martin Brewbaker. Margaret Montoya contines to examine Brewbaker's rapidly decomposing corpse, and finds key clues that could finally s||4/8/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 15-17||Perry's body is changing faster than he can keep track of, and in ways that he can't see. Margaret and Amos identify parasitic structures growing deep in Martin Brewbaker's body, structures that indicate Perry's symptoms are a portent of disaster.||4/15/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 18-19||Margaret and Amos continue their examination of Martin Brewbaker. They become vexed when they observe that the dead man is still growing. The infection is starting to impact Perry's concentration, his tolerance, and his ability to control that nasty viole||4/30/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 20-22||Dew Phillips thinks back to the meeting that drew him into the hunt for the infected. That meeting took place with Murray Stapleton, the Deputy Director of CIA, and a man Dew fought with in Vietnam. Dew continues to hunt for a live victim and Perry Dawsey||5/4/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 23-27||Margaret and Amos finish up with the dissolving remains of Martin Brewbaker. They also discover that Morgellons Disease has symptoms quite similar to what killed Brewbaker. As Perry Dawsey lies passed out on his bathroom floor, the parasites spread farthe||5/13/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 28-30||Perry deals with the aftermath of his first home surgery. Dew reaches out to his daughter, trying to remember his motivation for doing what needs to be done. Margaret and Amos brace themselves for a sit-down with CIA Deputy Director Murray Longworth.||5/22/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 31-34||Perry heads for the hospital while Margaret has a showdown with the CDC. Perry goes under the knife.||6/22/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 35-38||Perry's infection gets a mind and a voice of its own. Meanwhile, Dew finds the remains of Kiet Nguyen and his victims.||6/23/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 39-40||Margaret, Amos and Otto discover a new infected victim and this one isn't playing. Perry continues his intellectual debate with the Starting Five.||6/23/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 41-45||Bad things continue to happen within Perry's body, and his neighbor can't mind his own business. Margaret and her crew discover the artistic endeavors of another infection victim.||7/17/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 46-50||Al Turner, Perry's upstairs neighbor comes to pay him a visit. Bill Miller continues to try and reach Perry. Why can't everyone just mind their own damn business?!? Meanwhile, Perry's monologue becomes even more bizarre and erratic.||8/7/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 51-55||Margaret and Amos hypothesize about what "the arches" might be. Perry looks for help on the internet, and gets Murray Longworth involved. Most importantly, it turns out that Perry's triangles are not alone.||8/24/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 56-58||Bill Miller finally tracks down Perry Dawsey, and finds that his best friend has seen better days. Dew Phillips responds to Perry's internet plea for help, but can he get there before Perry takes off?||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 59-63||Al Turner has had enough. Perry can talk to the police now. Perry finds out where "the place" is and that a hatching is imminent.||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 64-67||Margaret and company head to Perry's apartment and Dew reports to Murray on the situation there. Perry meets someone else who's been infected with the triangles.||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 68-72||Perry witnesses the brutal horror of a hatching, well aware that it's his turn next. Dew gets to see the results of Perry's handiwork and gets a valuable clue as to the triangle's plan.||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 73-85||Perry's had enough; he's not going to be used as a human incubator. He's a Dawsey, his father taught him discipline! Meanwhile, the government net continues to close in around him.||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 86-88||Margaret rushes Perry to the hospital in a desperate attempt to keep him alive. Dew lets Murray know that he's going to need backup & transport ASAP. He's heading for "the place."||11/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
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Sigler's work is awesome I would buy any and all of your books they are simply freaking awesome . Great job can't wait for the third.
By far the best author out there, I can't wait for your next book.
Good story line, great action and awesome descriptive narrative. Not for the weak of heart, don't eat while listening to later chapters, trust me. Like the author's work, very entertaining, can't wait for movies :)
No doubt only a matter of time.