- Publisher: ZING Communications, Inc.
- Available in: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
- Published: May 6, 2021
The sequel to the classic apocalyptic/zombie thriller The Infection …
America’s far-flung military has returned home to war against its own country, engaged in a fierce battle to retake Washington, DC. Two hundred miles away, Ray Young, survivor of a fight to save a refugee camp from hordes of Infected fleeing the burning ruins of Pittsburgh, awakes from a coma to learn he has also survived Infection.
But this is no miracle. Ray is not immune. Instead, he has been transformed into a superweapon that could end the world … or save it.
“A high-octane, nail-biter of a zombie novel. Psychologically complex and emotionally devastating. Craig DiLouie is one of the new masters of zombie fiction.” -Jonathan Maberry, author of Dead of Night
“A unique and startling vision of Armageddon … DiLouie takes the nightmare of The Infection and ratchets up the horror to another level. Recommended!” –David Moody, author of Hater, complete review here
“Craig DiLouie’s The Killing Floor is every kind of horror rendered down in one truly amazing apocalyptic novel … It’s what all sequels want to be.” –Peter Clines, author of 14
“Craig DiLouie is a writer of many talents, but his real gift is for dropping superbly drawn characters into harrowing action sequences so thrilling you can’t help but get lost in his nightmares … With The Killing Floor, he’s taken the zombie apocalypse to a terrifying new level. This is more than a great sequel. This is a lesson in how the killing gets done in zombie country.” –Joe McKinney, author of Flesh Eaters
“Goes far beyond really good. It enters rarefied air and becomes great. And when I say great, I mean Stephen King/Robert McCammon great, as in a nearly flawless work of dystopian brilliance … I heartily recommend it, along with The Infection, its predecessor, to just about anybody. Absolutely virtuoso read.” –Shock Totem, complete review here
“A harrowing saga of a horrifying yet believable apocalypse … I highly recommend this novel.” –Horror Review, complete review here
“Again, DiLouie has created a cast of strong, intelligent, well-developed characters that suck you into the story and don’t let go. The Killing Floor is a great sequel … It’s a fast, powerful journey to the end of the world–and the beginnings of a new one.” –Swamp Dweller, full review here
“Gave me nightmares … Last year I said that Craig DiLouie was one of my top picks that had set the standard for horror in 2011–he just raised the bar for 2012.” –Zombiephiles.com, complete review here
“Craig DiLouie qualifies as a must read. His prose is quick, razor sharp and unflinching. The literary equivalent of getting hit with a heart defibrillator. It’s a treat to read someone who writes with a true love of the constructs of the genre. If you haven’t read Craig DiLouie yet, stop reading right now, and buy his book.” –BuyZombie.com, complete review here
“Get ready to be dragged to hell and back and then eaten and spit back out. Yeah, you’re in for a ride.” –BricksoftheDead.com, complete review here
“A non-stop brutal ride through post-apocalyptic America … To call this a zombie book is a disservice. It is more a book of horrific ecological invasion, a character driven epic of vast potential. This was the best book I have read this year, and I suggest that if you like Horror you would do well to read The Killing Floor.” –Gareth Wood, author of RISE, complete review here
“It isn’t often I recommend titles knowing full well that this is the second book in the series, but this zombie story is so awesome that I have to say, get both books now … a really amazing roller coaster ride of a zombie series that will knock your socks off.” –The Zombie Librarian, complete review here
“Relentless … It’s a crusher of a book, giving the reader only rare pauses to catch their breath. The quick pace will have fans of zombie/monster novels clipping through to its blood-fraught ending.” –RevolutionSF.com, complete review here
“Packed with interesting, sympathetic characters and compelling sub-plots, The Killing Floor is an exciting read.” –Horror Fiction Review, complete review here
“I was placed face-to-face with a terror even more insidious than the original infection. Quickly evolving and mutating, I never knew how the disease would attack next. And to make matters worse, my love for the tribe was shaken as its members were forced to choose sides … Once again, Craig DiLouie has succeeded in grabbing hold of my attention, and holding on tightly until the very end.” –Twisted Central, complete review here