By: Scott Sigler
Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book to review. As is my policy with books that I receive for review, if I don’t like it, I don’t review it.
Pandemic is book 3 in the Infected series by Sigler. I haven’t read any of the first two books in the series, but the important bits and pieces from the first two were nicely interwoven into the story here allowing for me to pick up book three and still be able to enjoy the story. I like that in a series book. I like reading books in order, but sometimes it just isn’t possible, so whenever an author helps me out in this way, it’s an great help.
Pandemic reads like a well written book should. Quick paced, with lots of careful plot and character development. I quickly fell into the world and had a hard time putting it down. It’s a world where an alien intelligence had developed a means to take over the human body and cause the human race to self destruct. Of course, humans aren’t so easily eliminated, and we find ourselves deep into a plot of survival and a fight for the very existence of the human race.
The ending was satisfying and reasonable. Overall, Sigler’s writing is excellent. The whole book flew by, and was one of the rare books where I found myself struggling to put it down, and reading for far longer than I had intended just to see what the next development would be.
Pandemic is a masterwork of suspenseful drama with a very nice post-apocalyptic feel to it. If you enjoy books with suspense, alien life, and human heroics, the Infected series is a must read.