“Anybody who has taken delight in the Crabs novels of Guy N Smith or James Herbert’s Rats trilogy is in for a real treat!”
Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up.
Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack is discovered, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a weapon to defeat the spiders. But even if they succeed it may be too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol.
Every country must fight for itself. And the spiders are on the move…
Why We’re Excited About This Book:
The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone’s first novel and the precursor to Skitter was a fast paced good old fashioned horror romp pitting hordes of ravenous spiders against the world. Not a book, perhaps, for arachnophobes but anybody who has taken delight in the Crabs novels of Guy N Smith or James Herbert’s Rats trilogy (not counting The City, which was a graphic novel and, frankly, not very good) will find it both familiar and a breath of fresh air all at once, and is in for a real treat. Skitter promises more of the same, which is no bad thing as sometimes a second helping of something this satisfying is just what the doctor ordered.
Skitter is out on 27 April 2017 and is available from Amazon.
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