Grim Reaper: End Of Days

NY Times bestselling author Steve Alten’s epic new book, Grim Reaper: End of Days (Tor/Forge – St. Martin’s Press) introduces readers to the dangers of biological warfare. Grim Reaper will open your eyes.

Believing she has been chosen by God to bring on Revelations, Ft. Detrick microbiologist Mary Klipot releases a man-made version of Bubonic Plague at the U.N. – exactly six-hundred and sixty-six years after the Black Death nearly wiped out humanity, the near End of Days event summoning the Grim Reaper to walk the earth.

Alten’s novel is The Stand meets Contagion, posing an all-too-real scenario in a post 9/11 society where public safety is an illusion. What really would happen if humanity was struck with an unstoppable plague? What if this plague was contained on an island? What if you could eradicate said island. Would you do it? Does God factor into this? Would He “stand by” and let man create his own Armageddon or step in to keep with scripture and wait for the appointed time to unleash His? OR… are they one and the same? The answers to those questions are not in this book, they’re inside you. They’re also inside the characters in this book. We get to observe the pain and unimaginable suffering they must witness (and in some cases, cause).

As one reviewer proclaims, this will not be one of the best books you will read this year. This will be one of the best books you will read, period.

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