Infected by Scott Sigler
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Are you ready for some more gore? I did a little arm-twisting on Scott Sigler and managed to convince him to give Podiobooks.com the exclusive release of Infected, his re-worked and re-edited serialized free audiobook. Well… exclusive for three days. Then it’s also available on his site.
Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they’ve been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.
Meanwhile Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected.
The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.
This book is a Very Big Deal to not only Scott and Podiobooks.com, but all of the authors who have chosen to give away a serialized audiobook version of their work in the hopes of forwarding their career. The hardcover of Infected hits the bookstores on April 1st. If you are a bookstore-browser, mark the date on your calendar to pickup a copy or twelve. If you are an online book buyer, buy through this link right now to show Crown Publishing (and the rest of the publishing industry) what sort of sales Podiobooks.com and efforts like these can drive.