I am happy to announce that I have just turned in the manuscript for THE KILLING FLOOR, the sequel to THE INFECTION, to Permuted Press, which intends to publish it in early 2012. It builds on the story of THE INFECTION while addressing themes of responsibility during an apocalyptic event. During such an event, do we owe each other anything? Do we owe humanity? Here’s the synopsis:
The mystery disease struck down millions. Three days later, its victims awoke with a single violent purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurched toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continued to change, transforming into horrific monsters.
America’s far-flung military has returned home to wage a horrific 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 become transformed into a superweapon that could end the world. Or save it.
In The Killing Floor, Craig DiLouie’s chilling apocalyptic vision portrayed in The Infection continues, presenting a nightmarish struggle for survival like no other.