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From the authors of the instant New York Times bestseller The Strain comes the next volume in one of the most imaginative and frightening thriller series in many, many years Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world.
The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Centers for Disease Control's team—leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.
Ignited by the Master's horrific plan, a war erupts between Old and New World vampires, each vying for control. At the center of the conflict lies a book, an ancient text that contains the vampires' entire history . . . and their darkest secrets. Whoever finds the book can control the outcome of the war and, ultimately, the fate of us all. And it is between these warring forces that humans—powerless and vulnerable—find themselves no longer the consumers but the consumed. Though Eph understands the vampiric plague better than anyone, even he cannot protect those he loves. His ex-wife, Kelly, has been transformed into a bloodcrazed creature of the night, and now she stalks the city looking for her chance to reclaim her Dear One: Zack, Eph's young son.
With the future of humankind in the balance, Eph and his team, guided by the brilliant former professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and exterminator Vasiliy Fet and joined by a crew of ragtag gangsters, must combat a terror whose ultimate plan is more terrible than anyone has imagined—a fate worse than annihilation.
A decent read. Read it because of the FX series on television.Published 6 months ago by NorthernPrime
Most of what I could write for this review would be what I've written for the predecessor, "The Strain. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chris
Enjoyed this 2nd installment in the Strain series. Starting Book 3 asap . I am in reader heaven right now even though the series is rather frightening and quite disturbing! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tracy
J'ai eu beaucoup de difficulté à terminer le premier tome et je n'ai même pas ouvert le second...C'est tout dire!Published 23 months ago by Fran
I would recommend this trilogy to all my friends. Its a fantastic story !! I can't read it fast enough and the best part is there's 2 more books just like it. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2012 by Randy Heatherington
Hogan introduces exciting twists on a subject that has been explored many times, can't wait to start the 3rd novel!Published on April 27 2012 by K & K
I was expecting more from the book and from the authors. Compared to the 1st book, the story sort of stayed in the same place without moving to much. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2011 by Nanzzz
The second book in the Strain trilogy doesn't fail to deliver. The story continues to unfold as to can the Master be stopped. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2010 by Mark Heinemann