The Hatching (Paperback)

By Ezekiel Boone

Atria Books, 9781501125058, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

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The International Bestseller

"An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism...addictive." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling." --Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

"Guaranteed to do what Jaws did to millions of people." --Suspense Magazine

An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march.

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.

The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.

About the Author

EZEKIEL BOONE is a Canadian writer wholives in upstate New York with his wife and children."