Thursday, March 3, 2011
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - The Infection
Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world.
A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.
In one American city, a small group struggles to survive. Sarge, a tank commander hardened by years of fighting in Afghanistan. Wendy, a cop still fighting for law and order in a lawless land. Ethan, a teacher searching for his lost family. Todd, a high school student who sees second chances in the end of the world. Paul, a minister who wonders why God has forsaken his children. And Anne, their mysterious leader, who holds an almost fanatical hatred for the Infected.
Together, they fight their way to a massive refugee camp where thousands have made a stand. There, what's left of the government will ask them to accept a mission that will determine the survival of them all--a dangerous journey back onto the open road and into the very heart of Infection.
From the very first chapter of this post-apocalyptic novel, I was drawn into this story of not just horror, but of sacrifice. The story is full of action and emotion, a combination that works stunningly well. The characters are full of depth and realism, which gives the book something special that will impact you greatly as you read. What I really liked is that the survivors not only have to deal with the "infected" being, but along side them are creatures that defy explanation that take this book to a whole new level of fear. The mixture of civilians and military characters also adds a layer of tension to the story that brings it full circle (It reminds me a bit of "The Mist" in a way). The only problem with this book is that not much is explained...but a sequel is expected so all with be explained in due time (although I wish it was sooner!) This book proves that just because it's "indie" horror doesn't mean it couldn't stand along side the greats. The book is simply stunning. You can get your copy HERE.