The Strain

By Chuck Hogan

“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Part The Andromeda Strain, half Night of the residing Dead.”
—Salon.com

“Chuck Hogan is understood for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the simplest of each.”
Minneapolis celebrity Tribune

An epic conflict for survival starts off among guy and vampire in The Strain—the first e-book in a heart-stopping trilogy from considered one of Hollywood’s so much artistic storytellers and a seriously acclaimed mystery author. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning writer Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. fantastic, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the 1st order.

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They have been coming from far and wide, crowding in from unseen corners, ever curious and ever hungry. Fet swiped the dusty air along with his dagger so that it will continue the few meters of open house round them as they moved. “What are you looking forward to? ” he acknowledged. Eph searched faces, scanning the dead-eyed ladies for Kelly. One made a flow towards him and he laid the end of his sword opposed to her breastbone and she or he shrank again as if burned. extra noise now, front crowd being pressed nearer from at the back of, starvation overriding hesitance, wish trumping wait.

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