The Blood Artists: A Novel

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THE END OF THE WORLD WILL COME FROM WITHIN

It first appears in Africa--hideous and unstoppable--an all-consuming terror unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Two years later, it resurfaces to feed on the residents of a small New England town. Within days, only a handful survive--including one young woman whose blood is the serum of life--miraculously pared to bear witness to the plague's terrible wrath.

Not even he dreaded Ebola possesses the apocalyptic power of this loathsome scrounge that devastates the flesh and the soul. Two brilliant scientists--now bitter rivals--contained it once using the most extreme methods. But thee virus that has reemerged is a thousand times stronger. . .and it is changing Noone is safe from the contagion that devours but is never sated, from the pestilence that walks like a man.

Woe to the Earth. The Zero hour has come.

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"Clean human blood was a precious commodity as the first decade of the twenty-first century drew to a close. An onslaught of viral and bacterial disease had depleted the reliable source pool, and patients around the world were dying, stuck on long lists waiting for transfusions of unpolluted blood. Lucrative black markets had sprung up in every major population center, from New York to Beijing to Cairo, where illicit blood traded at fifteen to twenty times its weight in gold. Like many medical scientists of the day, Peter and I had dedicated ourselves to the great challenge of developing a safe, synthetic, human blood substitute..."

That's the gripping premise of Chuck Hogan's The Blood Artists. Doctors Stephen Pearse and Peter Maryk, working for the Bureau of Disease Control (the much tougher, FBI-like successor to the Center for Disease Control), track a killer virus out of Africa that makes Ebola look like a slight case of indigestion. This nasty bug seems to have both intelligence and an agenda, and when it acquires a human host it might just be too much for the world to handle. As he did in his first thriller, The Standoff, Hogan humanizes complicated concepts and creates characters with lots of energy.

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Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award , was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King, and was the basis of the motion picture The Town.

Chuck Hogan es autor de varias aclamadas novelas, entre las cuales se encuentra Prince of Thieves que ganó el Hammett Award 2005 y que fue considerada una de las diez mejores novelas del año por Stephen King.

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