• Title: Contagious
  • Author: Scott Sigler
  • ISBN: 9780739377161
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Audio
  • Contagious 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 ra
    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 strategieFrom 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.From the Hardcover edition.

    One Reply to “Contagious”

    1. 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 Ha [...]

    2. THE ACTION. THE THRILLE umm gross partsTHAT AMAZING PLOT!!!!All of these contribute to my perfect rating! That was one amazing adventure / horror / thriller story!

    3. 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, [...]

    4. Rezi: chrissies-kleine-welt/?p=2098ACHTUNG! Es folgt eine Besprechung zu einem Buch, das den zweiten Teil einer Reihe darstellt. Spoiler zu Band 1 “Infiziert” sind daher durchaus möglich und jedwedes Weiterlesen erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr.Nachdem wir im ersten Teil Perry Dawseys wahnswitzigen, brutalen und heftigen Überlebenskampf gegen die blauen Dreiecke miterlebt haben spinnt Sigler die Story um eine ungewöhnliche Außerirdischeninvasion weiter.Immer noch befindet sich die Schaltzentral [...]

    5. 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 more punishment in Contagious: CIA veteran Dew Phillips; his boss, CIA director [...]

    6. Wow. This novel was great! I liked how it provided more background information on the aliens and their hidden agenda towards Earth it gave the story more 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. Her [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. Contagious picks up right where Infected left off, featuring most of the same characters and dealing with much the same basic issue: an alien species is attempting to create a portal from their world to ours, that they might invade. To do so, they need workers, and these workers grow from human bodies (turning the host paranoid and violent before finally killing them entirely during the 'birthing' process). The new twist introduced in the second book is that certain humans who've been infected w [...]

    10. Part 2 of the Infected horror story is Contagious. It continues the story after the military has stopped the first wormhole from opening. They have now recruited Perry Dawsey because he can "hear" the communication between the hatchlings and something else to figure out where more of these gates are being built by these hatchlings. In this book, I enjoyed that it gave some back story into the how to of the blue triangles and hatchlings, etc. Basically, there is a very complex satellite, of sorts [...]

    11. "Infected" struck a note with me. When I first read it four years ago, I was going through an "edgy stage" (or so I thought) by reading Palahiniuk novels almost exclusively. I stumbled across a paperback that a co-worker promised was an example of Chuck tackling sci-fi. I opened it up and never looked back. The graphic nature of the novel was raw and organic. I felt Perry's pain every step of the way. You couldn't convince me not to read the second one. Don't get me wrong. Contagious is a great [...]

    12. Take the plot of the original book and amp that fucker to the tenth power. This follow-up to "Infected" has more guns, more carnage, and lots and lots of shit blowing up. In other words, this book kicks major ass.Sigler is a master at breathing life into his characters, and the "bad guy" here is one of the creepiest, most well-designed, that you'll ever meet on the page or screen.<- SPOILER ALERT ->My only quibble with this book is that Contagious begins some time after Infected ends. In f [...]

    13. There's often the danger when you have a fantastic grabbing first novel in a trilogy that the follow up sequel will be unable to match the level of the first, or worse, a total let down. I am pleased to say Contagious is every bit as good as Infected, maybe even a little better.As an immediate sequel to Infected there's not a great deal of character development which takes place as everyone has already been backgrounded in the prior instalment. The main exception to this is Perry Dawsey who cont [...]

    14. The second book in the Infected trilogy finds Dew Phillips, grizzled CIA operative, along with Scary Perry Dawsey, survivor of the alien contagion from the first novel, working with government agents and CDC doctors in a desperate race to prevent the contagion from spreading and opening a gate for something far deadlier to emerge into our world. Written in Sigler's trademark fast and choppy prose and short chapters, this novel rockets along like a bullet train to Hell, to a blazingly shocking cl [...]

    15. This is what called as "A Thriller", this kind of books make us want to read more than watch some squeezed out movie based on some books. Chauncey and Chelsea were really cute and I will miss them bad. Waiting for the next book in this series desperately:)After reading his 3 books in a row(Nocturnal, Infected and Contiguous) I wouldn't mind to call Scott Sigler today's Stephen king. His imagination is superb, books are real page turners and he always do his home works well. So I wouldn't mind re [...]

    16. Whatever skills Sigler has gained as a writer in this second volume, he undermines with casual sexism, racism, and homophobia. He introduced a character who is a woman of colour in a position of power, and at first I was pleased to see her until it became clear that she only existed for the white male protagonist to bully, discredit, humiliate, and triumph over.

    17. I need to read the first book in this series. This was kind of hard to get into not knowing what was going on or to expect, but I really got into it. Interesting story line.

    18. Aliens are invading Earth, spreading seeds that germinate on the human body and develop into blue Triangles. These Triangles then hatch into tentacle-borne pyramids that will build an interstellar gate to let the aliens cross the vast distance between Earth and wherever it is they live. They were stopped once before. Now their agents on Earth are trying again, and again, modifying tactics each time. And it's clear that the Triangles alone won't be enough—they need protection in the form of con [...]

    19. I am listening to this series on audio. Second in the series there was some predictability but had many good fast paced exciting moments and a few surprises. There continues to be portions of pretty good scientific explanation of different processes - some people won't like that but I did. I was wondering how the author was going to get to the 3rd sequel given how the second book was developing and although I didn't expect him to go that route, I kind of feel like it was a bit weak for that link [...]

    20. 5.0 Great fun! Picks up where the last one left off and just keeps going! The "triangles" try a new strategy, and a cute little girl turns into an evil little monster. Very fast paced, easy to read, and lots of action. Really lets you get to know some of the characters, but without over doing it. I would recommend this to anyone. Not sure where the 3rd books will go?

    21. I liked Infected but beneath the things I liked about it was a terrible book.Infected held together because of the intense horror of Perry's condition, and its terrible cliches were defensible due to the B-movie, tongue in cheek feel of it all.There was not even one likable character or any character that wasn't a depthless stereotype but you didn't need to like Perry in order to sympathize with him. And the actions of the parasite were interesting thanks to Sigler's skill at writing about techn [...]

    22. Three and a half stars, actually. Reasons I enjoyed the novel are first. Yes, it was very exciting, a race against the clock kind of thing to save humanity, literally, from aliens. The novel Infected was the first, it introduced the characters that are in Contagious, and the action takes place mere weeks after Infected ended. It is about triangles that embed themselves under the skin of unsuspecting human hosts, grow, and pop out (killing the host, of course) as ugly little creatures that are in [...]

    23. They’re back and they’re more determined to set up a base in the U.S but time is running out. This series takes right off where Infected left off with Perry hearing the triangles conversing; only something is different this time. The chatter is different this time and there is one voice which is dominating the conversation. Perry doesn’t want to confront this voice and the feeling is mutual as Chelsea is told to stay away from this powerful force who is trying to track her down. This is no [...]

    24. The voices are back. Don’t worry, it’s just the voices in your head…or maybe it’s the contagion. Will you obey?Scott Sigler nails the sequel to his sci-fi/horror novel “Infected”. This time the stakes are even higher. Scott picks up where he left off in the first book and takes you on a wild action ride (again). This time his rag tag group of heroes must battle the contagion and keep it from destroying an entire city. The infection is evolving, getting smarter, getting more violent a [...]

    25. Fine follow up to my first SS experience, "Infected". The story picks up sometime after Infected, with the main character somehow kept alive and in the (sort of) employ of the government. He's used to track down the alien bad guys, and as is usual with alien bad guys, the scientists/agents around him have different agendas. Contagious has a broader scope than Infected, and is a more satisfying read because of it. Of course, it's important that Infected is read first, as this draws the background [...]

    26. The story was really pretty good but I purchased this as an audio book. I saw the author, Scott Sigler, also did the narration. I thought this was a good thing because the author would know how he wants his characters to sound and how the story should be read. Unfortunately, now I truly know why there are professional narrators. While the story was good, Scott Sigler lacks the skill to narrate his book. This really impacted how much I enjoyed the story. So in summary, while this story might be a [...]

    27. This was my first foray with Scott Sigler and boy did I enjoy it. He really knows how to write a page turner. I was a little disappointed to find out that this was a follow-up to his Infected novel (which I didn't know when I first started it). It would have been nice of the publishers to include somewhere in the book that this was the case. It could definitely be read as a standalone but I am a stickler on these things and now I feel if I go and try and read Infected, my enjoyment will be taint [...]

    28. Ok so reading this novel was not nearly as entertaining as listening to the first one was. But man oh man does Detroit take a beating! I'm not sure if I plan on reading the third novel in the series. I'm pretty sure the author Scott Sigler said all he needed to in this last book and if I never read the third novel, I probably WILL be able to live with myself. But than again, I might have to read it 2.5 of 5 stars

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