The Extinction Cycle

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,570 ratings

The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set Publisher's Summary

Here are the first three books of the best-selling, award-winning, and top-rated Extinction Cycle series.

Extinction Horizon

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction.

Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything.

Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?

Extinction Edge

A new threat that will bring humanity to the edge of extinction.

The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the hemorrhage virus into something even worse.

Survivors call them Variants. Irreversible epigenetic changes have transformed them into predators unlike any the human race has ever seen. And they are evolving.

With the doomsday clock ticking, the fractured military plans Operation Liberty - a desperate mission designed to take back the cities and destroy the Variant threat. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham agrees to lead a strike team into New York City, but first he must return to Fort Bragg to search for the only family he has left.

At Plum Island, Kate discovers Central Command may have considerably underestimated the Variant population in New York. As Operation Liberty draws closer, Kate warns Beckham that Team Ghost won't just face their deadliest adversary yet, they may be heading into a trap.

Extinction Age

On the eve of extinction, all seems to be lost, but there is still one final hope.

Operation Liberty has failed. Humans are losing the war. With no other option, General Kennor decides to pull back the troops and give science a second chance.

Trapped in the extensive sewer system beneath New York, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and the survivors of 1st Platoon must battle through the tunnels - where they make a grisly discovery in their attempt to escape.

At Plum Island, Dr. Kate Lovato is working on a new bioweapon to destroy the Variants. But when a derelict Navy destroyer crashes into the Connecticut shoreline, she is forced to deal with a nightmare she thought had ended.

As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction.

©2016 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1-3

    • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

    • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859

    The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Far the best book series I'v ever listened to.

    • By Baddley on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $38.46

  • Book 4-6

    • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6

    • Extinction Evolution, Extinction End, and Extinction Aftermath
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 32 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

    Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons. Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this entire 6 book series is off the chain

    • By Nathan on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $45.47

  • Book 1

    • Extinction Horizon

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,694
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,496
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,487

    Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gets you thinking

    • By N.W.Wisniewski on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Extinction Edge

    • Extinction Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

    The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please!

    • By The Bookie Monster on 04-18-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • Extinction Age

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981

    On the eve of extinction all seems to be lost, but there is still one final hope.... Operation Liberty has failed. Humans are losing the war. With no other option, General Kennor decides to pull back the troops and give science a second chance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • STILL Can't Breathe!!!

    • By Kimmy A on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Extinction Evolution

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 4
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book in a great series!

    • By Johnny Reb on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Extinction End

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 5
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Extinction Aftermath

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 6
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This could be the end....

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 6.5

    • Extinction Lost

    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    The war continues…Two days after the events of Extinction Aftermath, European Unified Command calls on Team Ghost for a top secret mission. The residents of a small Inuit fishing village in Greenland have gone missing and reports of Variants unaffected by Kryptonite have surfaced. Fatigued, injured, and unaware of the events back in the United States, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick leads Team Ghost into the remote and alien winter landscape to determine the fate of the missing villagers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting, Emotionally Charged! Can't Wait for what's Next!

    • By Ellen N. Moscoe on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 7

    • Extinction War

    • The Extinction Cycle, Book 7
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863

    The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • homerun

    • By N.W.Wisniewski on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $27.97