Zero Day (2018)
(The third book in the Hatching series)
The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realisation that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?
For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can – more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder – and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer.
Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?
From book one this series has been amazing fun, scary as hell and written like a fast paced action/ horror film. When i first read The Hatching i thought wow this is new and exciting, book 2 Skitter… no way he could keep it up, yet he did. Would it be possible to round out the series in style?
Yes absolutely it would!
Ezekiel Boone pulls his plot threads together, we have Spiders on pause, when will they rise again? why have they paused? The US military falling out with the president and trying to pull off a military coup, a scientist trying to find the root of the problem and inventors trying to put practical solutions in place. Wrapped in with the larger global scene plot the author keeps it on a local level with snippets of the average Joe, the impacts on all participants across the country, interlinking all the people, the shared tragedy, the points where lives intersect giving a more intimate human feel to the book rather than just a global disaster.
This has major motion film written all over it, done with a classic B movie style i would be first in the line to watch it.
I highly recommend this book and this series, high entertainment, fast action, and enough spiders to make the bravest person scream.