By Nick Cutter
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781476717722, 510pp.)
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
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""The Troop "scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't put it down. This is old-school horror at its best." --Stephen King
Once a year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip--a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite--shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry--Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected...or each other. Part "Lord of the Flies," part "28 Days Later"--and all-consuming--this tightly written edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity...and terror hungers for more.