Publish Date: June 29, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: At New York’s JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investigating biological threats, boards the darkened plane…and what he finds makes his blood run cold.
A terrifying contagion has come to the unsuspecting city, an unstoppable plague that will spread like an all-consuming wildfire – lethal, merciless, hungry…vampiric.
And in a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem an aged Holocaust survivor knows that the war he has been dreading his entire life is finally here…
Review: One word - creepy!!!! In this brilliant addition to the vampire genre (definitely no sparkles here), vampirism is spread through a virus - a parasitic virus which turns a human being into a blood-sucking machine. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather is the head of a CDC team who is called out to deal with the strangely quiet 777 airplane that landed at JFK with everyone dead...or are they? This is definitely a book to read with all the lights on and is definitely not for kids! I don't want to say too much - just make sure your loved ones are really who they are - this is one you'll just have to read for yourself!
The Strain Trilogy: The Strain (1), The Fall (2), Eternal Night (3)