The Killing Floor

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The mystery virus 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 ...

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Overview

The mystery virus 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 been 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618680754
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 454,663
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    I enjoy the world in which DiLouie sets his stories. He makes so

    I enjoy the world in which DiLouie sets his stories. He makes some attempt to explain his Zombie apocalypse and is a rarity among writer's in the Zombie genre in that he develops his characters and provides a story arc. It's an enjoyable read and I'll definitely pick up the third in this series when it hits the shelves.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    This sequel to "The Infection" picks up right where th

    This sequel to "The Infection" picks up right where the last one left off, at the brief moment of calm created by the climax of the first novel. But if there's one thing you can be sure of when it comes to a Craig DiLouie "zombie" novel, it's that things will never stay calm for long. Especially when "The Killing Floor" is the title of the book. Expect the same caliber of extremely intense, well-orchestrated action scenes as the ones found both in the first book and in "Tooth and Nail," his previous apocalyptic novel. Not to mention plot twists, realistic military details, and well-crafted plot developments that lead to a satisfying (although hardly optimistic) climax.

    For "The Killing Floor," some old characters return, but some interesting new characters are also introduced, and along with them, a thoughtful new array of moral dilemmas and complexities. As with DiLouie's previous novels, the horror element is always just the intense window dressing. The "infected" in a book like this might be fun (or horrifying) to watch, but it's always the survivors we relate to. They make us think, "How would I handle this horrible situation? Would I be the hero? The coward? Or just a deer frozen in the headlights?" And what DiLouie is great at doing is presenting the reader with complex characters who are forced to explore the full range of ethical possibilities, and in doing so -- by putting us inside their heads -- make us second-guess our own preconceptions about ourselves.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I'll just close with what I had to say at the end of my review of "Tooth and Nail" and "The Infection," because once again, it applies here ...

    "Based on its premise alone, one should realize that this novel is not for the squeamish. But in case you don't, let me repeat: this novel is not for the squeamish. It is highly graphic throughout, on a par with any R-rated movie you'd watch in this genre. At times, you will wish you were wearing a hazard suit while reading it, and you may feel the urge to go take a shower from time to time. But that's just because the author is doing it right. After all, there shouldn't be anything pink and fluffy about the apocalypse."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    5 stars

    Great book

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

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    This was a great sequel to The Infection.  I am usually not a bi

    This was a great sequel to The Infection.  I am usually not a big fan of this type of book, but I thoroughly both books.   I read the entire book in a little over a day.  It is not just another zombie/apocalypse story.    It is a brillant, creative and terrifying book.  There are tons of action, great characters, and unexpected twists in the plot.    I give this book 5 stars.   I can’t wait to read more books by Craig DiLouie.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Good sequel but slow srart Good sequel but slow start

    Killing Floor starts right up where The Infection stopped. But there are also some new folks introduced so we go back in time a little too. I did find the beginning of the novel a bit slow and a bit hard to follow some of the military scenes. However once it finally got rolling I was really pleased with how the story developed. It does end with more story to tell so I do hope another book in the series comes out because I will definitely pick it up.

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