Pandemic (Infected, #3)
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Pandemic (Infected #3)

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The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Infected and Contagious.

The alien intelligence that unleashed two horrific assaults on humanity has been destroyed. But before it was brought down in flames, it launched one last payload-a tiny soda-can-sized canister filled with germs engineered to wreak new forms of havoc on the human race...more
Kindle Edition, 592 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Crown (first published January 1st 2014)
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JP Harvey
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy and patiently waited for this final novel to complete the set. It was definitely worth the wait. The first two books, Infected and Contagious, left me satisfied as to how the story ended but left me anticipating what might come next. I don't really know how the culmination of the story could have been done better. The story and character continuity was fantastic, and everything logically and carefully built to the events in this book. Exci...more
Tressa
3.5 stars
While I enjoyed the third—and I assume last—book in the Infected series, this book wasn't as tightly written and didn't pack the same punch as Infected and Contagious. It started out great but seem to lose steam towards the end, with one of those horror book endings I find somewhat generic.

Margaret Montoya is called on once again to save the world from an alien infection invasion, which this time tries three hopefully fool proof ways to end civilization: some humans host the triangles,...more
Nikki
Margaret Montoya saved the world from aliens in Contagious, but the decision she made killed many and the lives lost still weigh heavily on her.
Clarence Otto, Margaret's husband, has watched her wither away, no longer the confident woman he once new, taking her abuse, until he decides to call it quits.
Margaret's barely able to digest his words when the phone rings and Clarence and Margaret are pulled back into a situation they both thought was over and done.
The aliens left a nasty surprise behi...more
Cheryl
I became a fan of Mr. Sigler's when I first discovered his book Infected. This book was like a new beginning to creepy crawly that the movie, Arachnophobia gave to me. The movie made me check the bathroom toilet before sitting down and Infected had me checking myself in the mirror to make sure that I did not find anything that did not belong. It kept me engrossed in the book and I could not get enough of it like an addict. I knew that Mr. Sigler was a force to be reckoned with. So when I saw his...more
Amanda
Apr 22, 2013 Amanda marked it as to-read
Dying of anticipation!
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Pandemic by Scott Sigler is the third and final book in his Infected trilogy. This is a satisfying, highly recommended conclusion to the science fiction/horror series started in Infected and Contagious.

After the first two books I wasn't sure exactly what direction Sigler could possibly take to bring this series to a conclusion. Although Sigler has a prologue to summarize the story so far for readers it doesn't really do justice to everything we've all been through to reach this point. I never wo...more
Michael
Podcast novelist (and self-proclaimed future dark overlord) Scott Sigler burst onto the horror scene a couple of years ago Infected. If you've read (or listened to) Sigler's original novel, I need only say two words to make you shudder involuntarily -- chicken scissors.

With that moment, Sigler created something iconic, memorable and utterly horrifying. And it feels like in many ways, Sigler has been chasing that moment, trying to find that same horrific peak that had this reader glued to the pag...more
Stefani
Jun 08, 2013 Stefani marked it as to-read
I am going to die before this book comes out! First it was October, now it's January! Someone wake me up in January, I'm hibernating. I can't wait that long, really I can't. I'll blame the editors, it's always the editors...maybe, probably.

On the plus side, I lurve the cover.
Erin C.
Ok. I have been trying to be very fair when rating books this year. Instead of just giving everybody 5 stars like I normally would I've taken a chance to actually try and think of things that would be fair on the rating scale. That being said I fully believe this book deserves a 5 star rating. I read the first two books in the trilogy when they first came out and waited (for what seemed like forever) for this final installment to come out. I find the whole premise of this book trilogy amazing. I...more
Paul
Ever since I first stumbled across Infected, I’ve been a fan. I’ll freely admit I’ve been actively waiting for this particular book to appear. Books one and two, Infected and Contagious, were suitably icky fast-paced horrific affairs and this new book promises more of the same. The only real difference in this case? Sigler has ramped up the tension, the action and the gore to the max. How splendid.

Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto both return in Pandemic. I think it’s probably fair to say that...more
Cosima
A great end to one of the most entertaining and disturbing alien stories I've ever read. I was thrilled/shocked to see that the series went out with such a bang.

It's been a few years since I read the other two books in the trilogy but I was able to keep up with this one well enough. The flashbacks helped without distracting. I wouldn't say that "Pandemic" works that well as a stand-alone story even though it kind of fills you in here and there on past events. You'd be missing out on a lot if you...more
Claire Walker
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To say that I am a fan of this series is a mild understatement. I first picked up infected back in 2009 when I’d been set on some awful training course for 3 days and was stuck in a bland hotel with no hope of entertainment at night.

Knowing I was in for 3 nights of utter boredom I went to a bookshop near the hotel to grab something to read. The cover of infected intrigued me, so I bought it thinking I’ll read a few chapters before bed.. this d...more
Travis (Home of Reading)
The pacing is probably the best thing about this book. It moves very fast and doesn’t give the reader a lot of time to think or adjust. To be clear I think that is a very good thing. Pandemic is never boring and will keep you flipping pages to find out what happens. Sigler does an excellent job moving the story along while maintaining suspense, not always the easiest of balancing acts. The last act in particular is pretty amazing and worth the price of admission alone.

The characters in this book...more
Timothy Pecoraro
I want to say first off that I have not read any of the other books in the Infected series. This is book #3 in that series and while I’m not sure it’s the end, it seems to imply it. This novel has a very slow start, certainly unlike most third books in a series there is lots of groundwork to be laid. Which I felt was strange, even while appreciating that you really didn’t need to have read the other books in the series to appreciate this one. By the middle of the book things start to get going...more
Morgan
Wow...really wow. Loved this series. Seriously. Loved. It.
Mike
It has taken Scott Sigler quite a bit of time to finish out hisInfected series. The first two novel in the series,Infected andContagious, were released in 2008 and I reviewed the audiobook version of both around the same time (here and here). The final volume in Sigler's series,Pandemic, was released almost 5 years since I reviewed Contagious. I didn't go back and take a look at the previous two volumes before jumping into Pandemic; a fact which made someone leery going into this novel. Thankful...more
Kathryn Svendsen
I have read (listened to, actually) several of Scott Sigler’s books before I started reviewing books on this blog, so when I had the opportunity to review Pandemic, I jumped at the chance. I don’t review a lot of material in the horror/thriller genre, but I do enjoy a good fright now and then, and Scott Sigler certain delivers in that area. In fact, after I finished reading the book, I visited his website and watched the trailer for the book. I realized that if that was a movie trailer, I wouldn...more
Liz Wilkins
Coming January 2014 from Crown Publishing.

Thank you to Crown, the author and Netgalley for the advance copy. VERY exciting!

The alien intelligence that unleashed two horrific assaults on humanity has been destroyed. But before it was brought down in flames, it launched one last payload-a tiny soda-can-sized canister filled with germs engineered to wreak new forms of havoc on the human race. That harmless-looking canister has languished under thousands of feet of water for years, undisturbed and i...more
Maxine
At the end of Contagious, a small canister the size of a pop can was released into the ocean. The US has been searching for years to find any remaining wreckage of the Orbital. But they’re not the only ones. Another super power sees a military potential to the contagion and is also searching. One American ship has already been infected but it has been contained. Unfortunately, the people working for the other side manage to retrieve the can from the Americans and now the contagion is spreading a...more
Kdawg91
This kicked butt, it was another case of I had not read part one and two in the series and enjoyed three so much I went and acquired one and two.

Great story, fresh take on the "zombie" novel, action packed and great characters. I ate up every page. I went and picked up more by Mr. Sigler, based on the strength of this series. Good stuff, go get it if you haven't already.
Rabbit {run little Red Ridinghood}
DNF. I just can't put myself through this. I've read better and the characters are driving me nuts. Too bad because the idea behind this seemed really cool and interesting.
Beth Olson shultz
Wow what a book. Scott Sigler CAN write a thriller!!!! I have not been this impressed since Stephen King. This is the 3rd book in the trilogy. Read Infected and Contagious first. Mr. Sigler made this story so believable. Because what happens in this trilogy could happen here literally.
Chris Bauer
The final installment of Sigler's Infected series, Pandemic is a very suitable climax to the series.

SYNOPSIS: After seven years and global upheaval in the wake of the mysterious disease which almost eradicated the human race, the pathogen returns, more powerful and creative than ever. Helped by human greed, the disease infects humanity at an alarming rate with new and terrifying expressions of morphic alterations. The only person left is Montoya who has been nursing her wounds for the past seven...more
Jenna
YEARS. I have waited years for this novel to come out. Back in 2010, I read the first two books in this amazing series by Scott Sigler. Infected and Contagious were two of my favorite novels that year. They're both novels that I fondly looked back upon and patiently waited for the series completion with Pandemic. Scott Sigler himself actually commented on one of my posts and said Pandemic would be out Halloween of 2011- so I waited... and waited.. then time passed and I stopped frantically check...more
Rusty
Daaaaaaaammmn!

When the shit hits the fan here, it really hits the fan. Anyone who hasn't read the Infected/Contagious/Pandemic Trilogy of books by Scott Sigler has missed out in life. The third novel though, wow. He really hit this one out of the park.

There was a character that got killed off in the second book that that through me for a loop. I was a bit unsure where he was going to go with this third one, considering that so much of the first two books centered around someone who is now dead.

I...more
Nickolas
REVIEW SUMMARY: Broader appeal and grand in scope.

MY RATING: 4 stars

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The Orbital may be gone, but when its legacy resurfaces it's up to Doctor Margaret Montoya to put an end to the alien nightmare forever.

MY REVIEW

PROS: Strong characters, large scope, intense action, intelligently written science fiction.

CONS: Slow start, lack of a shock-factor, weak ending.

BOTTOM LINE: A global biological disaster thriller that neatly wraps up a beloved series.

Pandemic is the third Scott Sigler...more
Matthew
A worthy final to the Infected Trilogy. Like the previous two books, this is fast-paced sci-fi/horror/thriller and is pulp extra-ordinaire…

The most difficult thing about this book is that it makes any book you pick up next read like molasses, because this author is the master of maintaining momentum and you are kept turning page after page right from the start. His works make Die Hard look like Wuthering Heights. And once again the death toll climbs page by page.

Because after the first two boo...more
Cynthia
Sigler gave me the creeps! The monsters he creates are truly scary because they seem almost possible…at least they do once you fall into Sigler’s world. As the book opens Margaret Montoya, a whiz bang research doctor and one who’s no stranger to saving the world, is in a funk because she doesn’t feel she did enough to save lives the last time she was faced with an epidemic. She seems clinically depressed and hasn’t left the house for months. This is not helping her marriage with Otto Clarence. O...more
Vicki Elia
Audiobook Review
4 Stars for the Genre

First, you must enjoy reading Scott Sigler's work for this book not to fall flat for the reader. Sigler writes action packed near-future horror thrillers. His characters are absolutely one-dimensional, so don't expect any elaborate multi-layered development. The plot is invariably gruesome things happening because people in power are greedy and make bad decisions. And then there are the Aliens. Or creepy, gross, crawly things that threaten humanity. All of th...more
Kitten Kisser
To me one of the marks of a good book is it's ability to stand alone even if it's a part of a series. In Pandemic, you do not have to worry if you have not read the previous books, but you are doing yourself a great disservice if you choose not to read the first two books, 'Infected' & 'Contagious'! I highly recommend you start with Infected & move down the line so that you can get the fullest possible enjoyment out of this series!

These days it seems like a lot of authors are coming out...more
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New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is author of the INFECTED trilogy (INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and PANDEMIC), ANCESTOR and NOCTURNAL, hardcover hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing; and the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO and THE MVP).
Before he was published, Scott built a large online...more
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