By Chuck Hogan
“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Part The Andromeda Strain, half Night of the dwelling Dead.”
“Chuck Hogan is understood for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the simplest of each.”
—Minneapolis megastar Tribune
An epic conflict for survival starts among guy and vampire in The Strain—the first booklet in a heart-stopping trilogy from one among Hollywood’s such a lot creative storytellers and a significantly acclaimed mystery author. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning writer Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. terrific, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the 1st order.
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