Book I of the INFECTED Trilogy

“Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under … I think I screamed the whole way down … INFECTED is a marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror.”
—Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm and Death Match


Perry Dawsey is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds of angry ex-linebacker. He knows all too well that if he doesn’t control his quick temper, people get hurt. Through constant focus, he has locked his violent past away in the deep dungeons of his mind.

The infection changes everything.

Strange microscopic parasites tap into Perry’s bloodstream like tiny little vampires. They start as bright orange blisters, but soon take the shape of triangular growths just beneath his skin. The “Triangles,” as Perry calls them, try to control their host by manipulating hormone levels and flooding his body with neurotransmitters — imbalances of which cause paranoia, schizophrenia and excessive aggression. As Perry begins a desperate battle to cut the Triangles out of his body before it’s too late, his self-control dissolves into raging, murderous madness.

“Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don’t read it at night, or just after you’ve eaten a full meal, or if you’re weak of heart. You’ve been warned!”
James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order

“Sigler is the Richard Matheson of the 21st Century…smart and creepy, INFECTED is a flawless thinking-person’s thriller. Bravo to a bold new talent!”
—Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bad Moon Rising and Ghost Road Blues

“Horror mavens rejoice! INFECTED is a revelation — a novel that lives up to its hype. From page one, the story of a mysterious smart-virus that turns its hosts into deadly drooling drones creeps up on a reader like the ratchet of a roller coaster climbing toward its inevitable crest. Sigler brings the folksy character detail of Stephen King, the conceptual panache of Clive Barker, and the oozing, shuddery pathologies of a David Cronenberg movie. Zombies, spies, conspiracies, and gallons of goo make this the fastest read in the west! Highest recommendation!”
— Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling author of SHATTERED, TWISTED, FROZEN, and THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND

“Sigler has a unique talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seats; I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next. Infected is full of mayhem, action, and gore–and you won’t be able to put it down.”
— Dave Wellington, author of 13 BULLETS and the MONSTER ISLAND trilogy

“Scott Sigler’s Infected is a bucking pulp pony that throws you this way and that, and just when you think you’ve got your balance, that ole pony bucks the other way. All in all, one hell of an exhilarating ride, and highly recommended.”
—Joe R. Lansdale, World Horror Convention Grand Master and six-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bubba Ho-Tep and Lost Echoes

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  2. Madison Walker

    Oh god, the memories. I hadn’t thought about this series in literal years. I started with this series when I was a teenager and funnily enough, I had actually listened for the podcast for Contagious before listening to Infected because at the time Itunes didn’t make it clear that there was an actual series. (I was so hopelessly confused but still loved it regardless)

    But my god, even now I can remember just how scandalized 15 year old me was listening to you describe every horrific thing in vivid detail and LOVING it. So many wonderful memories that I can’t wait to relive before reading Pandemic so I can finally figure out what was in that can of delicious Space Cola.

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  6. Ryan Jones

    I’m not a huge fan of reading… so I listened to this here book the first book of yours I listened had me search and find any book of yours I could find and listen to. I’ve enjoyed all your books so far.. and I would really like some more hunter hunterson and some more of the crypt!!!

      1. Ryan Jones

        Just finished the champion last week. Love the way you make Q love him and hate all at the same time. And my fav character is The Reka (mostly because she was a Packer!)

          1. Ryan Jones

            I have not just started Pandemic… going to get into the novellas after that. I super excited for GFL VI can’t wait!

  7. Dawn Shipley

    Hey Scott,

    I am relistening to “Infected” on ITunes, but there are chapters missing. The chapters missing are 68 to 85. It misses the actual hatching and Perry destroying the other triangles. Is there a chance that this can get this fixed? Just wondering.

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  9. Edric V.

    Mr. Sigler, I listened to the Infected on an audio book and it was simply the best scifi horror novel I have read\listened to in a while.

    I’m starting Contagious now and then the rest of your novels. Keep up the great work!

    By any chance, is there a motion picture in the making?

  10. Mark McCann

    Hey Scott!
    So glad I stumbled upon your podio series. Thanks for putting them out there, I’m telling all my friends. Infected had me gripped to my seat and I can’t wait to listen to Contagious. You do a great job reading them, keep up the good work! I really enjoyed how as a listener I was back and forth on liking/hating Perry with his disease. You do a great job of keeping your characters unpredictable, and I appreciate that!
    Thanks again for this, I sincerely enjoy your writing! No Bouta Doubt it

  11. wee sid

    Just finished listening to the podio book again…still as good as the last time I listened to it. Proper junkie symptoms…I would pull up outside my house after work and sit in the driveway unable to switch off the radio ! must have looked strange to the neighbours “why Frank he’s just sitting there again!”
    I have a question about Perry and American Football as we call it from where I’m from.
    The first Super Bowl I ever watched was Super Bowl XX and the only thing I remember was this man mountain of an athlete who defied the laws of physics in his athletic ability for someone his size…his name William “the refrigerator” Perry.
    Is Perry Dawsey a homage to the great William Perry or just coincidence?

      1. Janel Scolaro

        Yes, just finished off Contagious, I’ll be reading Pandemic next. I’m a photographer and Artist, is there anyway…maybe….? You could use my name some how in one of your books? It’s on my bucket list 🙂
        How long does it take you to write one book? Your imagination must have it’s own city in your head! Cheers!

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  14. Charlotte

    Checked out Infected audio book from our local library for a long road trip. What a great choice. Found myself sitting in the parking lot at the hotel just to finish! Can’t wait to start the next one. You’ve added me as a fan, Mr. Sigler!

  15. Jamie

    I just finished the audio version of Infected. WOW what a masterpiece. You did a great job with the narration (even the girl voice). I was an adrenalin rush. I just wanted to say thanks – starting Contagious now. So glad I found them.

  16. Alex Dee

    I downloaded this Audiobook from Podiobooks. Some chapters have weird noise, like in chapter 10 there’s a man whistling in the background and in chapter 32 an alien-ish voice said “help me please” and later “Please no no no!” what the heck was that? Was it on purpose? Is it a part of the audiobook? it sounds like it isn’t.

  17. Terry Lee

    I was just watching “Ancient Aliens” Season 3, Episode 7. They were talking about Morgellons disease where people have bad skin sores and a sensation of things crawling under the skin and biting from the inside. I immediately thought of Infected, Contagious and the soon to be released Pandemic and then I had a shiver up my spine.


  18. Mr_Fahrenheit

    Don’t worry

    You could always get the audiobook. I couldn’t take the waiting so grabbed it a few weeks ago. It helps calm the cravings. Strangley though it actually makes the weekly fix better. You don’t find yourself cliff hangered and wanting some more of the damn story. Well thats a lie, you will want more but you’ll have it, mwhahahahahahahahahahaha
    — Death, chaos and mayhem, the music of the night

  19. Scott

    It’s only a matter of time, I’m afraid …

    Seeing the Orange and the Black is a symptom of overdose. Please name me as the primary benificiary in your will … not that anything will happen to you, of course.

  20. sotonrich


    I just mainlined 18 episodes of “The Starter” in a weekend. I’m starting to feel strange, I keep seeing orange and black spots everywhere.

    Is there anything I can do – I just ordered all 3 GFL books…is that enough?

  21. infected_once

    they said it’s cause you’re

    they said it’s cause you’re an Arsenal fan, dude. if you followed a real team like Liverpool, they’d let you buy it.

    Molly McButters is my Homeboy!

  22. waylander001

    f**k no!

    Hey scott i just tried to download your promotion priced infected ebook even though i own a paper back version just to help you out, but just because i dont live in the good ole U S OF A i cant! WTF? any chance you passing on the fact you have a few fans outside america who wanna get your stuff just as much as you bunch of hill billy red necks??

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