The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy

By Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Read by Ron Perlman

The Strain Trilogy: Book 1

13.60 Hours 06/02/2009 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780061902055

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . . So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Selected for the June 2009 Indie Next List

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2009

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Soars with spellbinding intrigue. Truly an unforgettable tale you can’t put down once you read the first page. I can’t wait for until the  next one.” Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A deliciously creepy story that will literally make the hairs on your neck stand up. The Strain is Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.” Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Have your heart medicine close: The Strain may sneak up on you—and it’s scary enough to kill. I loved it.” Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked
“A vampire epic…terrifying.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Director Del Toro (who won an Oscar for Pan’s Labyrinth) makes a dramatic splash in his fiction debut…The authors maintain the suspense and tension throughout in a tour de force reminiscent of Whitley Strieber’s early work.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ron Perlman calmly relates the story of a vampire attack on New York City, which starts with a planeload of neck-biters from Germany. Perlman is at his best with the dialogue of the main characters, a CDC investigator, and a savvy Holocaust survivor who knows how to handle the undead…His delivery is powerful.” AudioFile
“The story builds up steam quickly, and fans of horror, vampire fiction, and del Toro’s Hellboy films will line up for this one…Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Director del Toro and thriller writer Hogan treat a vampire outbreak as a massive public-health crisis, with chilling results…The book boasts a plethora of arresting images and many terrific macabre touches. Del Toro and Hogan also succeed in constructing a driving plot and delivering a gripping conclusion. Great characters, a semi-plausible premise, and a flair for striking scenes get this trilogy off to a first-rate start.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan was a video store clerk in Boston when his first thriller, The Standoff, was published to critical acclaim and went on to become a national bestseller translated into fourteen international editions. He subsequently wrote three additional suspense novels, The Blood Artists, The Killing Moon, and the acclaimed Prince of Thieves. The Blood Artist and The Killing Moon each blended thrills with chills, while Prince of Thieves won the Hammett award for excellence in crime writing and was proclaimed by Steven King to be one of the best novels of the year. In 2010 Prince of Thieves was adapted into a major motion picture.

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Author Bio: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1964. A film prodigy dedicated to Latin American cinema, he went on to make his own short films and soon earned a place on Time magazine’s list of the “50 Young Leaders for the New Millenium.” He has been hailed by the New York Times as an “amazing writer and director…in the first rank of world filmmakers.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English