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In a secret government lab somewhere in Nevada, a young scientist cowers in darkness-waiting, listening, and calculating his chances of surviving the unspeakable carnage that has left him trapped and alone. Or almost alone.

Soon after, a covert military operation "cleanses" all traces of a top-secret project gone horrifically wrong.

Three years later, it begins again-when the quiet of a warm autumn night in a sleepy California town is shattered by a streak of light across the sky, the thunder of impact, and the unleashing of something insidious. Spreading, multiplying, and transforming everything in its path, this diabolical intelligence will not be denied until the townsfolk-and eventually, all living things-are conquered. Until they are all crawling . . . .
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345446527
Branch Call Number: Fic Shir
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 23, 2012

I don't regret reading this, and I wouldn't recommend to anyone that she not read it. It is entertaining. Nevertheless, I get the sense that it's entertainment that's been churned out, with cookie-cutter characters (yum...cookies!), a predictable plot, and not much thought put into the science. It's almost as if Mr. Shirley is being paid by the word. It takes soooooo long for the protagonists to put 2 and 2 together. But all that aside, it's a fun, entertaining sci-fi/horror read.


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