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Skitter: A Novel
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"A globe-hopping, seriously creepy read." —Publishers Weekly

Ezekiel Boone follows up his terrifying debut thriller The Hatching with Skitter, where it is revealed that though the first phase of an attack by an ancient species is over, the second phase is about to begin; bigger carnivores are coming and they plan to colonize the earth.
First, there was the black swarm that swallowed a man whole, the suspicious seismic irregularities in India that confounded scientists, the nuclear bomb China dropped on its own territory without any explanation. Then, scientist Melanie Guyer's lab received a package containing a mysterious egg sac; little did Dr. Guyer know that, almost overnight, Earth would be consumed by previously dormant spiders that suddenly wanted out.

Now, tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to Dr. Guyer, the crisis may soon be over.

But in Japan, a giant, glowing egg sac gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a weapon to fight back, but it may be too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort.

America, you are on your own.
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Ezekiel Boone. (2017). Skitter: A Novel. Atria/Emily Bestler Books.

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Now, tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to Dr. Guyer, the crisis may soon be over.

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"A globe-hopping, seriously creepy read." —Publishers Weekly

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First, there was the black swarm that swallowed a man whole, the suspicious seismic irregularities in India that confounded scientists, the nuclear bomb China dropped on its own territory without any explanation. Then, scientist Melanie Guyer's lab received a package containing a mysterious egg sac; little did Dr. Guyer know that, almost overnight, Earth would be consumed by previously dormant spiders that suddenly wanted out.

Now, tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to Dr. Guyer, the crisis may soon be over.

But in Japan, a giant, glowing egg sac gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a weapon to fight back, but it may be too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort.

America, you are on your own.
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        Boone’s apocalyptic sequel to 2016’s The Hatching picks up about 10 days into the end of the world. In the first book, Prof. Melanie Gruyer received a 10,000-year-old egg sac from Peru; it hatched flesh-eating spiders that rapidly spread all over the planet. The situation is now dire, and Melanie desperately tries to unlock the key to the spiders’ destruction while nuclear bombs fall, cities burn, and corpses litter the streets. When the spiders start dying off, many see reason for hope, but Melanie is afraid something bigger is coming, and no one knows how to stop it. Returning readers will recognize FBI Agent Mike Rich, President Stephanie Pilgrim, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun, and Melanie’s ex-husband, Manny Walchuk, all of whom have their parts to play. This installment retains much of the scary fun of the first, but too many plot threads make it choppy, and it’s obvious that this is a setup for the big finale. Still, Boone’s fans will undoubtedly enjoy this globe-hopping, seriously creepy read.

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        March 1, 2017

        Earth has been overrun by killer spiders. Suddenly, without apparent reason, the invading arachnids have all died. Surviving humans emerge to assess the damage wrought by the spiders. Thousands of people, maybe hundreds of thousands, are dead. Scientific crews seek out the mostly cold papery egg sacs that the spiders left in myriad dark places--but some of the egg sacs are warm, sticky, and humming. In trying to determine why these creatures died at the exact same moment, scientists are puzzled. Was this only the first phase? It soon becomes clear that there is more to come, and the next stage will be much worse. VERDICT Boone's second installment picks up hours after The Hatching concludes. Readers who savored that first book as well as fans of apocalyptic disasters will be thrilled. This novel is definitely a bridge to the next work, and the cliff-hanger ending ensures the need for a third volume.--Elizabeth Masterson, Mecklenburg Cty. Jail Lib., Charlotte, NC

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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