Scott Sigler’s Infected shocked readers with a visceral, up-close account of physical metamorphosis and one man’s desperate fight for sanity and survival, as “Scary” Perry Dawsey suffered the impact of an alien pathogen’s early attempts at mass extinction. In the sequel Contagious, Sigler pulled back the camera and let the reader experience the frantic national response to this growing cataclysm.
And now in Pandemic, the entire human race balances on the razor’s edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares.
To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero—a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she’s a monster—a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil.
All Margaret knows is that she’s broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands. Guilt and nightmares have turned her into a shut-in, too mired in self-hatred even to salvage her marriage, let alone be the warrior she once was.
But she is about to be called into action again. Because before the murderous intelligence was destroyed, it launched one last payload — a soda can–sized container filled with deadly microorganisms that make humans feed upon their own kind.
That harmless-looking container has languished a thousand feet below the surface of Lake Michigan, undisturbed and impotent . . . until now.
Part Cthulhu epic, part zombie apocalypse and part blockbuster alien-invasion tale, Pandemic completes the Infected Trilogy and sets a new high-water mark in the world of horror fiction.
|Sandra Blackmon||President of the United States of America|
|Murray Longworth||Director of the Department of Special Threats|
|Margaret Montoya||CDC Epidemiologist|
|Clarence Otto||CIA Operative|
|Cooper Mitchell||Co-owner of JBS Salvage|
|Jeff Brockman||Co-owner of JBS Salvage|
|José Lucero||Undocumented Filipino deckhand of the Mary Ellen Moffett|
|Steve Stanton||Chinese-American whizz kid|
|Cover Art||Edition||Country||Release Date||Site|
|1st Ed. Hardcover||United States||January 21, 2014||Amazon.com U.S.|
|1st Ed. Hardcover||United Kingdom||January 21, 2014||Amazon.co.uk|
|1st Ed. Paperback||United Kingdom||July 10, 2014||Amazon.co.uk|
|1st Ed. Hardcover||Germany||January 21, 2014||Amazon.de|
|1st Ed. Paperback||Germany||July 10, 2014||Amazon.de|
|1st Ed. Hardcover||France||January 21, 2014||Amazon.fr|
|1st Ed. Paperback||France||July 10, 2014||Amazon.fr|
The following trailer was created to spread the word about the book release. This trailer was directed by Adrian Picardi and produced by the great guys at Aureus Grex. It stars Keith Andreen as the unlucky Cooper Mitchell. Also, be forewarned that the trailer is not safe for work.
Pandemic University Book Tour
The book tour to promote the release of the novel Pandemic was targeted primarily at university campuses across the United States. The following schedule outlines the tour dates and locations.
|18 Jan 2014||3:00pm||San Francisco, California||Borderlands Books|
|21 Jan 2014||6:00pm||Chicago, Illinois||Barnes & Noble DePaul University|
|22 Jan 2014||7:00pm||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Harvard Coop Bookstore|
|23 Jan 2014||6:00pm||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Barnes & Noble University of Pennsylvania|
|24 Jan 2014||7:00pm||Baltimore, Maryland||Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins|
|25 Jan 2014||2:00pm||Nashville, Tennessee||Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt|
|26 Jan 2014||2:30pm||Los Angeles, California||Mysterious Galaxy|
|27 Jan 2014||7:00pm||San Diego, California||Mysterious Galaxy|
Several well respected authors were kind enough to provide quotes in reference to the print version of ‘'Pandemic. Here is what they had to say:
"In PANDEMIC our fears of the apocalypse hangs by a slender thread of hope. Sigler brings serious game with a book that seriously rocks the action while delving deep into character, and does it with a novel that is as lyrical as it is powerful. Highly recommended."
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ‘’Extinction Machine’’ and ‘’Fire & Ash’'
"Page-turning, spell-binding, horrifying, and thrilling. Don’t even dream of starting the first book, unless you want to have absolutely no choice but to rip through all three."
--Ramez Naam, Author of ‘’Nexus
"With it’s razor sharp prose and attention to detail combined with skin crawling body horror and apocalyptic threat, Scott Sigler’s Pandemic reads like the love child of Michael Crichton and David Cronenberg."
-- James S.A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of ‘’Leviathan
- Press release by Crown Publishing announcing the release of ‘'Pandemic
- Announcement of the Pandemic University Book Tour
- Official Crown Publishing/ Random House link
- Advanced review by Publishers Weekly