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Publisher's Summary

A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised. When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it quickly becomes clear that everyone on board is dead - although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange ocurrence before panic spreads.
The first thing they discover is that four of the victims are actually still alive. But that's the only good news. And when all 200 corpses disappear from various morgues around the city on the same night, things very rapidly get worse. Soon Eph and a small band of helpers will find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the whole city, against an ancient threat to humanity.
©2009 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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4 out of 5 stars
By Fjolnir on 10-29-09

Great vampire story

I liked this one, no pretty vampires suffering from existential crisis, just disgusting evil things. It has a lot of atmosphere and I will get the sequel when it comes. It owes a lot to Dracula of course but so do most stories in that genre. Ron Pearlman does a good job. Feels like watching a scary vampire movie.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 06-13-09

excellent, scary and enjoyable

i really enjoyed this. the story was novel and gripping. the narrator was excellent, conveyed the different voices very well. i look forward to the rest of the series. one of my best downloads ever!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matt on 07-17-09

Great Read

This is one of the best books I have listened to in a long time, kept me hooked from start to finish, can't wait to get next installment

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5 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 07-27-09

Brilliant

I have not had a horror story like this in ages, I love it! Good old fashioned horror, well written with a good plot. I can't wait for the next one.

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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 09-04-14

RON PERLMAN!

What does Ron Perlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Ron Perlman brings masterful narration to this book. His use of accents is outstanding and really helps bring the ethnicity of the characters to life in a way I just wouldn't be able to voice in my mind if reading the book. If Hellboy is reading it, I'm listening to it!

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This story can really slow down and get repetitive in places, to the point where I found myself losing my concentration through certain chunks of the story. It is however a great one to listen to at night time for the creepiness of it all, and it can be quite grotesque when it conjures up the images of these infected blood suckers. Overall the story is great, and definitely worth continuing with the next two books in the series, whose pacing is much improved. It's just nice to have vampires back where they belong....burning up (not twinkling) in sunlight and scary as hell!

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