The Strain

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Paperback, Harperluxe, 2009, ISBN13 9780061893902, ISBN10 0061893900

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The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

The Strain

They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.

In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country.

In two monthsthe world.

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing...

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his citya city that includes his wife and sonbefore it is too late.

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: Jun 02, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061893902
ISBN-10: 0061893900
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 672
Large Print: Yes
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.3
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