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    The Strain Trilogy Book Two: THE FALL

    By | September 14, 2010


    Today we bring you a week long *contest (September 14th-20th) in which 2 lucky winners will be picked at random to win a new hardback copy of book two in The Strain Trilogy series from Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan, THE FALL (releasing September 21, 2010 from HarperCollins).

    Your required instructions are as follows:

    After reading THE FALL info below, submit a comment at the bottom of this post as your entry.

    I will pick the winners Monday September 20th after 12:00 Noon CST. Good luck!

    You can also pre-order THE FALL via in hardback or for Kindle.

    *Contest limited to U.S. residents only.


    The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author are back to bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel series about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the thrilling second installment in The Strain Trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.


    New York is in chaos.  Fires burn uncontested on deserted streets and avenues.  Looters have their way with abandoned shops.  Desperately overextended and underinformed emergency response teams are all that remain of the city’s shattered infrastructure.  Masses of panicked citizens clog the highways and train stations, frantic for any means of escape.  And what they don’t know is that they are fleeing a fate much worse than death.

    The scene is thus set for THE FALL (on sale September 21, 2010), Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s knuckle-bleaching second volume in The Strain Trilogy.  The prior entry in the series, THE STRAIN, was an instant global bestseller lauded by Nelson DeMille as “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton”.  At its conclusion, the omnipotent vampire Master unleashed a plague of bloodlust on the world, crippling major cities and leaving little hope for humanity.

    It falls to a small but resolute band of survivors to prevent the Master’s plan from succeeding.


    Guillermo del Toro has been hailed by the New York Times as “[an] amazing writer and director…in the first rank of world filmmakers.”  Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.  He is currently working on his next film and, with Chuck Hogan, writing the third volume in The Strain trilogy.


    Chuck Hogan was a video store clerk in Boston when his first thriller, THE STANDOFF, was published to critical acclaim and went on to become a national bestseller, translated into fourteen international editions.  His subsequent novels THE BLOOD ARTISTS and THE KILLING MOON each blended thrills with chills, and his fourth novel, PRINCE OF THIEVES, won the Hammett Award for excellence in crime writing and was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King. PRINCE OF THIEVES has been adapted into a movie called The Town, starring and directed by Ben Affleck with John Hamm and Blake Lively co-starring, scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on September 17, 2010.

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