New apocalyptic horror from Craig DiLouie (www.craigdilouie.com), the author of TOOTH AND NAIL! THE INFECTION (www.infectednation.com) is now available in paperback and popular eBook formats (Kindle, Nook, etc.) from Permuted Press (www.permutedpress.com).
About the book: 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.
PRAISE FOR THE INFECTION:
"With The Infection, Craig DiLouie takes readers on a wild ride into the darkest regions of zombie territory. Brilliant and terrifying!"
- New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot & Ruin and Patient Zero
"Not just another zombie story ... DiLouie takes everything you know and love about the world and turns it into something else entirely."
- David Moody, author of Hater and Autumn
"What makes The Infection worth reading? Why is it just a bit more disturbing than other horrific tales of the end of days? The book's closed. How come I can't shake it? DiLouie's story has a few tricks up its sleeve, making it a stand out book in an otherwise glutted genre."
- Fangoria Magazine
"The Infection by Craig DiLouie is one of the best novels I have read in a long time ... This is great writing--relentless and unflinching ... It is that rare novel ... that 'happens to you.' You are not merely a reader but a victim of the Hell it portrays."
"28 Days Later meets The Mist ... action-packed zombie mayhem that you won't want to put down ... a definite page-turner right from the get-go all the way to the insanely intense final scene."
"A page-turner of the highest order... one of the most emotional, unsettling, and satisfying takes on the zompocalyse yet to see print ... I'm hereby citing DiLouie as a must-read author."
"Craig DiLouie does zombies and the apocalypse very well. His descriptions are so vivid and his characters so true-to-life that I'm starting to wonder if he's actually a time-traveler from a broken future where mutated and violent monsters stalk the land."
"From the very first chapter of this post-apocalyptic novel, I was drawn into this story of not just horror, but of sacrifice ... This book proves that just because it's 'indie' horror doesn't mean it couldn't stand alongside the greats. The book is simply stunning."
- Rhonny Reaper (Dollar Bin Horror)
"DiLouie is an excellent storyteller who knows how to craft an artfully gritty and horrific undead scenario ... a scenario that is both impressive in scope, and a frighteningly nightmarish twisting of the zombie formula."
"In The Infection, Craig DiLouie takes the played-out zombie genre and turns it into an entertaining and exciting story ... grabbed me from the first chapter and never let go. The Infection rises well above other books in the zombie genre."
"A brilliant zombie novel ... a great fix for any zombie lover who wants an all-out apocalyptic tale with hardened and scared survivors. One of the best zombie books I've read."
- The Fringe Magazine
"DiLouie raises the action and strangeness up by levels over the course of the book, in convincing, strongly written prose. He goes from moments of stillness and calm to breakneck madness at the drop of a hat."
"Fans of the genre will love this, it's everything the recent TV show The Walking Dead aspires to be. Throw in a couple of Resident Evil type monsters and the heart of 28 Days Later and you have all the best elements of a zombie story in one place."
- Ric's Reviews
"A brilliantly written and exceptional tale ... Those interested in your own apocalyptic preparation could use this book as a manual for preparing the mind for survival. Pick it up. You'll be glad you did."
- Zombie Apocalypse Preparation