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Publisher's Summary

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim.

With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile, Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices....He is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.

Infected was the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler thrills listeners with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, techno thriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

©2008 Scott Sigler; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down." (Lincoln Child)
"Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense....Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart....You've been warned!" (James Rollins)

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Scott rocks

Love this book. i can't wait to start next one tomorrow. is it bad I'm rooting for the voices???

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  • Lynda
  • Norcross, GA United States
  • 09-23-16

Love it!!!

This was my fourth time listening. I love Scott's books and LOVE hearing him read it. :)

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Read and listened to

Great book.... very entertaining! Read the books, now listening. I'll probably read them again!

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Wow wow wow!!!!

What did you like about this audiobook?

I loved every part of this audiobook. The story , the characters, the action on and on. Wow Scott does an amazing job telling the story. I could not stop listening. I wish every audiobook was performed this amazingly!

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I have always enjoyed Sci Fi books. This is however one book that scared the crap out of me I was so enthralled. At some points I was laughing out loud, this book has it all.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Yes absolutely. The whole book was beyond interesting.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Absolutely Nothing! Best performance ever!

Do you have any additional comments?

You will not regret getting this audio book. I am definitely getting the next books in this series. Thank you Thank you Scott for an amazing book!

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  • barc2003
  • Glendale, AZ, United States
  • 08-21-13

If you like King & Cook, this one is for you

Robin Cook meets Stephen King. Creepy, freaky and totally enthralling. I couldn't put this one down.

What ARE those little triangles?

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Different but good!

I went into this book thinking it was a zombie type story. It’s not a zombie story but once I got into it, I liked it. It has some pretty disgusting moments in the book. Overall I would recommend this book. If anything to get to the second book which is just AWESOME!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Suzanne
  • Mound, MN, United States
  • 02-21-10

Captivating

Within a few moments your shivering.I was captivated.
Excellent character development, yet not to long winded. I was intrigued by the depth of understanding Sigler has of the panicky, willful creatures we humans are. I couldn't wait for the next chapter.
Beware 1 sitting will be hours you won't be able to turn it off.

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  • Guillermo
  • Rochester Hills, MI, United States
  • 06-04-09

Great Pulp Fiction

As someone who grew up reading Robert E. Howard novels or other graphic yet intelligent novels like Rogue Roman or Aztec this "Infected" by Scott Sigler made me feel like I was listening to classicly written modern pulp fiction.

The story is fun, and the character development builds up good suspense. I couldn't wait to get the sequel (Contagious) after finishing this.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Alan
  • SLINGERLANDS, NY, USA
  • 09-09-08

the best new writer of this type of medical horror

Scott takes you to a place in your mind so you can experience all the action as if you were there, this is the best book of this type I have read in the past 3 years. I recommend you give it a try I know you will not be disappointed at all.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Creepy

Love these books! I am a big fan of plague and Zombie books and thought this was well written. Alot of you are commenting that you did not like his vocal version of the book, but I thought he did well. Some parts were even funny to me and some parts made me flinch! Thanks Scott for these really entertaining books. I was absolutely addicted.

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