Pandemic

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Pandemic
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Title Pandemic
Publisher Crown Publishing
Published January 21, 2014
Pages 592
ISBN 978-0307408976
Podcasted n/a
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Pandemic is a thriller / science fiction novel by American author Scott Sigler. This third installment of the Infected trilogy was published by Crown Publishing on January 21, 2014.

Background

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.

Synopsis

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.

Characters

Government Officials

Name Information
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

Other Characters

Name Information
Cooper Mitchell Co-owner of JBS Salvage
Jeff Brockman Co-owner of JBS Salvage

Release Schedule

Print

Cover Art Edition Country Release Date Site
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1st Ed. Hardcover United States January 21, 2014 Amazon.com U.S.
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1st Ed. Hardcover United Kingdom January 21, 2014 Amazon.co.uk
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1st Ed. Paperback United Kingdom July 10, 2014 Amazon.co.uk
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1st Ed. Hardcover Germany January 21, 2014 Amazon.de
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1st Ed. Paperback Germany July 10, 2014 Amazon.de
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1st Ed. Hardcover France January 21, 2014 Amazon.fr
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1st Ed. Paperback France July 10, 2014 Amazon.fr

Promotional Efforts

Book Trailer

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.

Date Time City, State Location
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

Accolades

Quotes

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

See Also

External Links


Novels by Scott Sigler

Alive • Alight • Alone • EarthCore • EarthCore II: Mt. Fitzroy • Ancestor • Descendant • Infected • Contagious • Pandemic • The Rookie • The StarterThe All-Pro  • The MVP • The Crypt • Nocturnal