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From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity s secret battle against a horrific enemy Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers The only possible explanation the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease s hosts Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation s best hope and a terrifying liability Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that s not good enough any, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat one that comes from a most unexpected source may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity s life span is measured in hours and the president s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw dropping action Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.

10 thoughts on “Contagious

  1. Tina Saldiran Tina Saldiran says:

    2.5 starsAs fast paced and exiting this book was, I can t get over the bland, emotionless style of the writer This guy had an ok idea and decided to write a novel about it I ll give him kudos for the work but I really can t say he s a great author The characters are flat, reach life altering decisions in a heartbeat, change their behaviour and opinions on a whim Maybe it s just me but I hated every chapter title in this book because it couldnt be drier like a weather forecast Margaret Has a Coffee kind of stuff which sounded like college textbook chapters than actual sci fi novel titles The guy who cries his eyes out in one paragraph sucks it up and becomes a hero in the next The woman who says no sir, never ever decides it s actually a yes on the next pageit felt so haphazard, so thrown together, so clumsy Dont even get me started on the science part of it Overall, it was like watching a Jason Statham action movie a thrilling, exaggerated, cliche, totally unrealistic and basically shallow entertainment Sorry for being harsh but as an avid sci fi and thriller reader I must say that yes, the Story is important but the best story is nothing if you can t spin it well enough to make it memorable The ending of course indicated that the series will continue Not sure if I ll read the third installment.

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    THE ACTION THE THRILL.THE umm. gross parts..THAT AMAZING PLOT All of these contribute to my perfect rating That was one amazing adventure horror thriller story

  3. Michael Michael says:

    Following up on last year s Infected, Contagious is both a sequel and an expansion of Scott Sigler s twisted universe where an alien virus is trying to take over the planet Infected kept the stakes fairly limited following the traumatic infection and steps taken by Perry Dawsey to cure himself With Contagious, Sigler takes a much wider view, showing us how the virus is working to establish a beach head on our planet and possibly take over Contagious takes a few pages to get going, but once it does, it doesn t really let up There aren t any scenes quite as memorable as the one involving the chicken scissors from the first book, but the story is still a good one Seeing how the military is working to stop the triangles and the impact that is having on Dawsey is good Of course, this being a novel by Sigler, those who are a bit squeamish need not apply There is horror aplenty in the story.

  4. Alondra Alondra says:

    4 Stars review to follow

  5. Chrissieskleinewelt Chrissieskleinewelt says:

    Rezi Es folgt eine Besprechung zu einem Buch, das den zweiten Teil einer Reihe darstellt Spoiler zu Band 1 Infiziert sind daher durchaus m glich und jedwedes Weiterlesen erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr.Nachdem wir im ersten Teil Perry Dawseys wahnswitzigen, brutalen und heftigen berlebenskampf gegen die blauen Dreiecke miterlebt haben spinnt Sigler die Story um eine ungew hnliche Au erirdischeninvasion weiter.Immer noch befindet sich die Schaltzentrale der Invasoren im Orbit unseres Planeten und hat aus der Niederlage gegen Dawsey gelernt Modifizierte Sporen werden auf die Menschheit losgelassen und sollen diesmal verhindern, dass die Menschen das Tor finden und zerst ren k nnen, bevor es aktiviert wurde und ihre Armee ausspucken konnte Wieder tauchen infizierte Menschen auf, die durchdrehen und ihre Liebsten und sich selbst bestialisch zerst ren, doch im Gro en und Ganzes l uft alles koordinierter ab.Nachdem Margaret Montoya Dawsey wieder zusammengeflickt hat und er sich einigerma en erholen konnte stellt man fest, dass seine Verbindung zu anderen Infizierten nicht vollkommen gekappt wurde Perry hetzt durch das Land und erl st einen Infizierten nach dem anderen von seinem Leiden, da ihm niemand stark genug erscheint, um es mit den Dreiecken aufzunehmen Dew Phillips versucht zusammen mit seinem kleinen Team Dawseys Antennen zu nutzen, aber ihn gleichzeitig daran zu hindern die infizierten Menschen abzuschlachten Zudem braucht Montoya unbedingt einen lebenden Infizierten, um den Vorg ngen weiter auf die Spur zu kommen und zu verstehen, was genau bei einer Infektion passiert.Dann ndert der Orbiter etwas in seinen Sporen und erschafft damit ein neues Grauen, dem alle Gegner machtlos gegen berstehen Im Mittelpunkt des Ganzen steht ein Engel mit goldenen Locken und dem Namen Chelsea.Diesmal erz hlt Sigler keine One Man bzw One Perry Show und eine Story von Montoya und Phillips daneben, wie sie machtlos der neuen Bedrohung gegen berstehen Der Gegner ist bekannt und es gilt nicht nur einzelne Menschen sondern Amerika zu retten Die Bedrohung weitet sich aus, wird intelligenter und schlimmer und ein actiongeladenes, brutales Katz und Mausspiel beginnt.Lag der Fokus in Infiziert noch deutlich auf Dawsey berlebenskampf und dem Entdecken der Dreiecke, so besch ftigt sich Virulent mit weiteren Themengebieten Dawsey findet auch statt, findet seinen Raum und auch Erlebnisse aus dem Vorg ngerband werden angeschnitten und thematisiert, jedoch liegt hier nicht mehr der Hauptaugenmerk Die Geschichte wird relativ ausgeglichen aus der Sicht der k mpfenden Menschen, aber auch aus der Sicht von Infizierten, vom Orbiter und von Chelsea erz hlt.Wirklich meckern kann ich nicht, aber im Vergleich zum Vorg nger muss ich sagen, dass das Buch in der Mitte einen leichten H nger in Sachen Spannung hat und dort etwas braucht um wieder rasant zu werden.Sigler Leser sollten Action m gen, Wissenschaft, gute Recherche, SciFi, und Horror Zudem sollte man bei manchen Szenen einen starken Magen besitzen Ich w re aber kein Fan dieses Autors, wenn er neben dem spannenden Actionged ns nicht auch Platz f r Charakterausbau lie e und somit auch mit der Fortsetzung der Reihe einen genialen Roman geschaffen hat, den ich liebe und dessen Ende mich immer wieder verzweifeln l sst.

  6. Tressa Tressa says:

    Scott Sigler s Infected is such a demented joyride, I was doubtful that he could pull off an equally entertaining sequel Why did I bother to doubt him Sigler s got a cult following for a reason He delivers Contagious not only meets my expectations but exceeds them in a book filled with insidious aliens, bursting hosts, and a persistent crew scrambling to stop an airborne invasion.The same players are back for punishment in Contagious CIA veteran Dew Phillips his boss, CIA director Murray Longworth epidemiologist Margaret Montoya and my new favorite literary character the refrigerator sized ex linebacker Scary Perry Dawsey.It is six weeks later and the team finds itself in the unenviable position of having to stop an even virulent strain of the virus a virus that is correcting the mistakes made during the first invasion of earth Where the initial strain infected hosts with triangles that hatched from bodies, the new strain pairs the triangles with crawlers that go for the brain Guiding the invasion is the Orbital, a satellite that releases the seeds, programs them, and communicates with the hosts.To make matters worse, a new president has just been elected John Gutierrez has to hit the ground running after being briefed by Murray Longworth, making decisions he never thought he would have to make as POTUS Will he logically subscribe to the adage that the needs of the many outweight the needs of the few In Infected Perry Dawsey took center stage in the first invasion because he had the guts to rid himself of triangles by knife, fork, and fire in Contagious it s a sweet as pie 7 year old named Chelsea calling the shots as she communicates with god the Orbital As she gathers her army around her in Detroit, the infected and non infected alike may face nuclear annihilation.Pandemic, the conclusion to the Infected series, will be published in the next few years.The deranged Scott Sigler has an awesome website filled with his trademark wit and wisdom on subjects ranging from Alf to Vikings, and populated with enthusiastic Sigler junkies He offers free podcasts of his books, all parts read by Sigler Between writing novels, podcasting, and managing his Web site, Sigler writes the weekly horror column Laughing in the Face of Death over at AMCTV.com.Currently I m listening to Nocturnal on my iPod It s a trip listening to Sigler segue seamlessly into Pookie the non PC Chinese detective, a neglectful foster mother, a female police chief, a black homeless man, a fortune teller afflicted with Tourette s, Russian and Italian gangsters, a family of monsters, and a cast of many .

  7. Sensitivemuse Sensitivemuse says:

    Wow This novel was great I liked how it provided background information on the aliens and their hidden agenda towards Earth it gave the story depth and the story is well rounded out As in Infected, I also liked how there are scientific terms and theories, but it was easily explained and not complicated to understand We all know some science fiction novels have a lot of technological jargon and you re left wondering if you re reading an encyclopedia on physics or rocket science Here, everything is kept at Science 101 which is good, at least the reader is not stuck with having to go back to their college notes I also liked the idea of the virus being able to evolve and to adapt so no matter how hard the government tries to fight it, it somehow gains the upper hand I thought it was an interesting way of keeping the story going.The use of Chelsea in the book is very well done It makes the story eerie and creepy by using a child a very beautiful and innocent like girl to become one of the most horrible creatures I ve ever read in my life You also get to see Perry Dawsey evolve from a psychotic raging killer doing down the downward spiral to a calculated one, but with good intentions thanks to Dew There is a lot of action in this novel It s so fast paced and well done it s almost as if you re watching a movie instead of reading There are also a few military terms here and there but it shouldn t really bother the reader if they re not familiar with the terminology same with the science terms There is a lot of gore and swearing for those that aren t keen with that sort of thing Other than that, this is a very pleasing sequel, is there room for well, I suppose it s up for the reader to decide Personally, I wouldn t mind wondering what happens to the characters but then again perhaps it s better if it stays with two books instead It could go either way I guess.Overall a wonderful, fast paced, sequel to Infected A great read for sci fi action lovers anywhere If the gore and swearing don t bother you pick up both books and read them straight through You won t be dissapointed Also, in this book is one of the most wonderful, awesome, feel good tell offs I have ever read in my life between Murray, President Gutierrez and Vanessa I will never forget that part in the book If you re curious, read the chapter Murray and Vanessa, BFF to find out

  8. Karen’s Library Karen’s Library says:

    Well the whole team is back which I was happy to see Perry, Dew, Margaret and a few new players.Although still quite gory and disturbing, this book didn t have that same WTF impact that Infected had on me At least I could read it without having to look away at some parts As usual, Scott s science in each of his books is mind boggling and detailed but not overwhelming He has the perfect blend of science and action to give his stories a realistic and terrifying feel This one was the same.I also really loved the relationship that develops between the two protagonists I m a little upset over the ending although I know it was the sensible way it should have gone.I look forward to reading the next book in this series, Pandemic I hear that a character from Sigler s Ancestor joins in the fun which I m looking forward to.

  9. Nicole Wright Nicole Wright says:

    this series is dumb but a lot of fun

  10. Matt Matt says:

    I have come to a realization that Scott Sigler is one of the hardest working authors out there I first heard about Mr Sigler while listening to his interview on The Dragon Page podcast They were discussing his book Infested and the radical methods that he uses to get his work recognized, such as, releasing it as a free e book and offering the free audio version Soon after the podcast was finished a free copy of Infested appeared in my iTunes que I am pretty sure the publisher did not know what to make of this but I glad they took a chance I really admired the different approach Mr Sigler was taking to promote his work so I went out that weekend and purchased a copy of the hardcover edition, at full price no less, even though I had a free copy on my hard drive.Now, all this promotion would not work if Mr Sigler could not write Luckily, he is a hell of writer and reminds me of a young Stephen King in that the further you get into the story the harder it is to put the book down Infested ended up being one of my favorite novels of 2008 So I was eagerly awaiting the sequel, Contagious It is not so much a sequel as it is a continuation.Contagious starts off right about where Infected left off My two favorite characters are back, Perry Dawsey and CIA agent Dew Phillips along with all the people from the first novel Perry is left affected by the events of Infected and his able to track the triangles and their constant attempts to build gates portals So Perry, the CIA and the military spend their time tracking down gates and taking them out before the alien invaders can come through Unfortunately, the aliens are getting wise to the human tactics and shift their strategy So instead of infecting humans, they work out a way for the triangles to become contagious so that it will be impossible for the puny humans to stop them From here, all hell breaks loose.Contagious takes place on much grander scale than Infested did The ending is shocking in it s brutality and will leave you stunned.What I liked As I said, about half way through the book it is impossible to put down It kinda reminded of the TV Show 24 Bad things keep happening to the good guys and you wonder how they are going to get out of it The action continues to build a break neck speed and Mr Sigler does not let up on throttle until the last page By the time you turn the last page, you will your best Keanu Reeves rendition of Woh.What I didn t like The third book, Pandemic, is not ready to go and I have to wait.Last word Scott Sigler is on the precipice of becoming a big time author and this is due in large part to the work he puts into his novels and into his radical promotional methods Even though it is early in 2009, I can confidently state that Contagious will be one of favorite books of the year.As a side note, Mr Sigler also made into our family s lexicon My wife and I use numerous saying that a few people understand For example, when watching a movie and a character is suddenly introduced just so that they can be killed, we will laugh and point out that they are a Red Shirt Google it if you don t get it Anyway, after reading Contagious I now threatened my wife that she will get the Spanky Spoon if she does not behave So, congratulations Mr Sigler, you have made into our family s weird sayings that nobody understands and gets us strange looks from friends and family.