Infected by Scott Sigler-logo

Infected by Scott Sigler

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. 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. Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King. Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page. QUOTES: "Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!" --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order "Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. 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. Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King. Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page. QUOTES: "Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!" --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order "Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. 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. Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King. Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page. QUOTES: "Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!" --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order "Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader

Language:

English


Episodes

Chapters 86-88

11/15/2008
More
Margaret rushes Perry to the hospital in a desperate attempt to keep him alive. Dew lets Murray know that he's going to need backup & transport ASAP. He's heading for "the place."

Duration:00:44:13

Chapters 73-85

11/15/2008
More
Perry's had enough; he's not going to be used as a human incubator. He's a Dawsey, his father taught him discipline! Meanwhile, the government net continues to close in around him.

Duration:00:39:37

Chapters 68-72

11/15/2008
More
Perry witnesses the brutal horror of a hatching, well aware that it's his turn next. Dew gets to see the results of Perry's handiwork and gets a valuable clue as to the triangle's plan.

Duration:00:34:17

Chapters 64-67

11/14/2008
More
Margaret and company head to Perry's apartment and Dew reports to Murray on the situation there. Perry meets someone else who's been infected with the triangles.

Duration:00:35:05

Chapters 59-63

11/14/2008
More
Al Turner has had enough. Perry can talk to the police now. Perry finds out where "the place" is and that a hatching is imminent.

Duration:00:35:03

Chapters 56-58

11/14/2008
More
Bill Miller finally tracks down Perry Dawsey, and finds that his best friend has seen better days. Dew Phillips responds to Perry's internet plea for help, but can he get there before Perry takes off?

Duration:00:33:49

Chapters 51-55

11/14/2008
More
Margaret and Amos hypothesize about what "the arches" might be. Perry looks for help on the internet, and gets Murray Longworth involved. Most importantly, it turns out that Perry's triangles are not alone.

Duration:00:27:56

Chapters 46-50

11/14/2008
More
Al Turner, Perry's upstairs neighbor comes to pay him a visit. Bill Miller continues to try and reach Perry. Why can't everyone just mind their own damn business?!? Meanwhile, Perry's monologue becomes even more bizarre and erratic.

Duration:00:27:31

Chapters 41-45

11/14/2008
More
Bad things continue to happen within Perry's body, and his neighbor can't mind his own business. Margaret and her crew discover the artistic endeavors of another infection victim.

Duration:00:37:37

Chapters 39-40

11/14/2008
More
Margaret, Amos and Otto discover a new infected victim and this one isn't playing. Perry continues his intellectual debate with the Starting Five.

Duration:00:27:55

Chapters 35-38

11/14/2008
More
Perry's infection gets a mind and a voice of its own. Meanwhile, Dew finds the remains of Kiet Nguyen and his victims.

Duration:00:50:01

Chapters 31-34

11/14/2008
More
Perry heads for the hospital while Margaret has a showdown with the CDC. Perry goes under the knife.

Duration:00:33:06

Chapters 28-30

11/14/2008
More
Perry deals with the aftermath of his first home surgery. Dew reaches out to his daughter, trying to remember his motivation for doing what needs to be done. Margaret and Amos brace themselves for a sit-down with CIA Deputy Director Murray Longworth.

Duration:00:36:09

Chapters 23-27

11/13/2008
More
Margaret and Amos finish up with the dissolving remains of Martin Brewbaker. They also discover that Morgellons Disease has symptoms quite similar to what killed Brewbaker. As Perry Dawsey lies passed out on his bathroom floor, the parasites spread farther into his body.

Duration:00:32:03

Chapters 20-22

11/12/2008
More
Dew Phillips thinks back to the meeting that drew him into the hunt for the infected. That meeting took place with Murray Stapleton, the Deputy Director of CIA, and a man Dew fought with in Vietnam. Dew continues to hunt for a live victim and Perry Dawsey goes to war with his own body, where the results prove to be disastrous.

Duration:00:38:37

Chapters 18-19

11/12/2008
More
Margaret and Amos continue their examination of Martin Brewbaker. They become vexed when they observe that the dead man is still growing. The infection is starting to impact Perry's concentration, his tolerance, and his ability to control that nasty violent streak of his.

Duration:00:25:17

Chapters 15-17

11/12/2008
More
Perry's body is changing faster than he can keep track of, and in ways that he can't see. Margaret and Amos identify parasitic structures growing deep in Martin Brewbaker's body, structures that indicate Perry's symptoms are a portent of disaster.

Duration:00:23:08

Chapters 11-14

11/12/2008
More
Perry Dawsey begins to feel the effects of the infection, although it's still too early to tell if he will wind up like Martin Brewbaker. Margaret Montoya contines to examine Brewbaker's rapidly decomposing corpse, and finds key clues that could finally shed some light on the disease that drives people to kill.

Duration:00:27:17

Chapter 10

11/12/2008
More
CDC investigator Margaret Montoya gets down to business on the burned, shot, self-mutilated and infected corpse of Martin Brewbaker.

Duration:00:23:39

Chapters 05-09

11/12/2008
More
Perry's invaders start to analyze and modify his body, hijacking his normal biological processes to create something new, something evil. Knowing nothing of this internal battle, Perry heads to work where we meet his longtime friend Bill Miller. Dew Phillips deals with the aftermath of the disastrous fight with Martin Brewbaker, a fight in which his partner, Malcom Johnson, wound up with a hatchet buried in his belly.

Duration:00:30:54