From the authors of the instant New York Times bestseller The Strain comes the next volume in one of the most imaginative and frightening thriller series in many, many years Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world.
The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather--head of the Centers for Disease Control's team--leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.
Ignited by the Master's horrific plan, a war erupts between Old and New World vampires, each vying for control. At the center of the conflict lies a book, an ancient text that contains the vampires' entire history . . . and their darkest secrets. Whoever finds the book can control the outcome of the war and, ultimately, the fate of us all. And it is between these warring forces that humans--powerless and vulnerable--find themselves no longer the consumers but the consumed. Though Eph understands the vampiric plague better than anyone, even he cannot protect those he loves. His ex-wife, Kelly, has been transformed into a bloodcrazed creature of the night, and now she stalks the city looking for her chance to reclaim her Dear One: Zack, Eph's young son.
With the future of humankind in the balance, Eph and his team, guided by the brilliant former professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and exterminator Vasiliy Fet and joined by a crew of ragtag gangsters, must combat a terror whose ultimate plan is more terrible than anyone has imagined--a fate worse than annihilation.
|Author:||Toro, Guillermo del|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2010|
|Number of Pages:||308|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.04|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.4 x 1.08 x 9.25|
Chuck Hogan is an American author. He is the author of Prince of Thieves: A Novel, a work which Ben Affleck's Academy Award-nominated film The Town in 2010 is based on. The work won the 2005 Hammett Prize and was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King. He is also the co-author of a trilogy of vampire novels with Guillermo del Toro. His title The Night Eternal: Book III of The Strain Trilogy made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011.
The writer/director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy and Hogan pair up again for the follow-up to their best-selling debut, The Strain. A vampiric virus has conquered New York City and threatens to spread across the country and around the world. CDC team leader Eph Goodweather takes to the streets to combat these savage creatures who are locked in their own war. The Old World Ancients are raging against the New World vampires in a grudge match to dominate the planet. Driving this conflict is the Master, a clever and astute orchestrator of chaos.
Verdict: Fast-paced, action-packed, and even better than the first volume, this fun and scary read is highly recommended for thriller and horror fans. Newcomers to the trilogy will have no trouble following the story line. Buy multiple copies.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/10.] - Carolann Curry, Mercer Univ. Medical Lib., Macon, GA
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