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First there was the black swarm that swallowed a man whole, the suspicious seismic irregularities in India that confounded scientists, the nuclear bomb China dropped on its own territory without any explanation. Then, scientist Melanie Guyer's lab received a package containing a mysterious egg sac; little did Dr. Guyer know that almost overnight, Earth would be consumed by previously dormant spiders that suddenly wanted out.
Now 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 Dr. Guyer, the crisis may soon be over.
But in Japan, a giant, glowing egg sac gives a shocking preview of what is to come, 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 fight back, but it may be too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort.
America, you are on your own.
©2017 Ezekiel Boone (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
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"A globe-hopping, seriously creepy read." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By S. Yates on 05-25-17

B movie creepiness and action at its best

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Hugely entertaining, suitably creepy, plenty of action. Middle act of this trilogy where ancient spiders have reawakened and humans are rapidly waking up to the reality of no longer being top of the food chain. Boone returns to the ranging narrative, jumping from California to DC, Peru to India, Scotland to Japan. From marines to a con-man preacher, mystery author to a survivalist, arachnologist to Presidential chief of staff, television producer to FBI agent. Stories of the military trying to burn out egg sacks, scientists attempting to figure out the mechanics of the infestation, civilians trying to flee, individuals noticing patterns, and everyday people struggling to survive in ingenious ways. The action may lull as the first wave of spiders have died, but the tension constantly ratchets up. And when the next wave is imminent, those in the know have a growing sense of dread. The United States is fractured, the world is on a precipice, and something has woken up. Recommended, but maybe not if you live in a place replete with spiders.

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2 out of 5 stars
By christina on 06-23-17

Not even close to the first book, dull

I hate leaving books unfinished but that's the only reason I finished. It was dull, too many characters and none of them particularly likable.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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