The Enemy (An Enemy Novel)

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In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids living a Waitrose supermarket is beginning to run out of options. When a mysterious traveler arrives and offers them safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin a harrowing journey across London. But their fight is far from over—the threat from within the palace is as real as the one outside it.
Full of unexpected twists and quick-thinking heroes, The Enemy is a fast-paced, white-knuckle tale of survival in the face of unimaginable horror.

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Charlie Higson is an acclaimed writer of screenplays and novels, and also a performer and the co-creator of the British television programsThe Fast ShowandBellamy's People. He is an expert on James Bond and is the author of the internationally best-selling Young Bond series. Charlie, a big fan of horror movies, is hoping to give readers many sleepless nights with the Enemy series. He lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at:twitter.com/monstroso.

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His dad had been the first to go. One of the very first to die when the illness

struck. He had even been on the news; the headline had said something like

“Another Death From Mystery Illness Sweeping Europe.” Then there had been more

and more deaths, and not just in Europe–all around the world. They’d stopped

mentioning individuals; it had been whole streets, then whole towns. It had all

happened so fast people had been stunned, and hadn’t really had time to panic.

The whole world had sort of gone into shock. His mother had been frantic after Dad

died. She packed the house up, ready to try to escape to the countryside and stay

with Auntie Susan. But she fell ill before they could get away. Then it was just Ollie

and his brothers. They tried to leave London by themselves. His oldest brother, Dan,

got sick next. He’d been eighteen. Then Will, sixteen.

His younger brother, Luke, hadn’t been old enough to get sick. He’d been killed in

a riot up near Finsbury Park. That must have been over a year ago. It felt more like a

century. By then Ollie had had no more tears left to cry, the catastrophe had been so

immense, so overwhelming, that he had just pushed it out of his mind and concentrated

on trying to stay alive. He owed it to his family, as the last one left, not to die.

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