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The strain
Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Adult Fiction TORO

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Summary: The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event. The Strain They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months--the world. A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . . So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city--a city that includes his wife and son--before it is too late.


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main characters Ephraim Goodweather
Male
Married
Works for the Center for Disease Control as an investigator for biological threats; investigating the mysterious deaths of the passengers of a Boeing 747 who have all been drained of blood; tried to keep the survivors segregated, however they got disharged; the corpses of the plane victims mysteriously disappeared; must find a way to stop the vampiric virus.
Agent

Abraham Setrakian
Male
Holocaust survivor
Owns a pawnshop; knows that a war between vampires and humanity is coming.
Professor



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