Monday, March 31, 2008

Freebies for booklovers (Download before March 31)

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When I received my weekly NYTimes.com newsletter this morning, I was thrilled to find an advertisement about a debut novel entitled Infected by Scott Sigler which can be downloaded for FREE and in full. Published by Random House, the book is scheduled to be launched on April 1. I think the horror/thriller novel has a good story. Here's the synopsis from Random House:

Across America, a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC Epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common — they've been contaminated by a bio-engineered parasite, shaped with a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile Perry Dawsey — a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey — awakes one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices—he is infected.

The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must now wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.



I've just finished downloading the 352-page novel (RRP: US$24.95) and if you like what you read in the synopsis, why don't you give Scott Sigler a try? Better still, buy his book when it launches on April 1. By the way, I don't get anything out of this. I just love to spread good news and I hope this is good news to you (in the form of a free new novel). Happy reading!