A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.
“I believe what we saw up there on that rooftop this morning was the end of our kind.”Setrakian
“"Good health was the birthright of most, and life a series of days to be tripped through. They had never known the nearness of death. The intimacy of ultimate darkness."”
When the power of Jesus fails you, then you know you truly are shit out of luck.Highlighted by 89 Kindle customers
Just because we understand how something works doesn’t necessarily mean we understand it…Highlighted by 66 Kindle customers
The earth’s distance from the sun is approximately four hundred times the moon’s distance from the earth. In a remarkable coincidence, the diameter of the sun happens to be approximately four hundred times the diameter of the moon. This is why the area of the moon and the sun’s photosphere—its bright disk—appear roughly the same size from the perspective of earth.Highlighted by 63 Kindle customers
The term “solar eclipse” is in fact a misnomer. An eclipse occurs when one object passes into a shadow cast by another. In a solar eclipse, the moon does not pass into the sun’s shadow, but instead passes between the sun and the earth, obscuring the sun—causing the shadow. The proper term is “occultation.” The moon occults the sun, casting a small shadow onto the surface of the earth. It is not a solar eclipse, but in fact an eclipse of the earth.Highlighted by 57 Kindle customers
Part of getting old is checking oneself constantly. Keeping a good firm grip on the handrail. Making sure you’re still you.Highlighted by 56 Kindle customers
The Thing was an expert in horror, but this human horror indeed exceeded any other possible fate. Not only because it was without mercy, but because it was acted upon rationally and without compulsion. It was a choice. The killing was unrelated to the larger war, and served no purpose other than evil. Men chose to do this to other men and invented reasons and places and myths in order to satisfy their desire in a logical and methodical way.Highlighted by 54 Kindle customers
Setrakian ran and ran and found himself crying…for in the absence of God he had found Man. Man killing man, man helping man, both of them anonymous: the scourge and the blessing. A matter of choice.Highlighted by 53 Kindle customers
“Science has made many advances in my lifetime, but the instrument has yet to be invented that can see clearly into the marriage of a man and a woman.”Highlighted by 52 Kindle customers
elegiac mood. He looked at his shop, the display cases of chrome and streaked glass. The wristwatches showcased on felt instead of velvet, the polished silver he couldn’t get rid of, the bits ofHighlighted by 19 Kindle customers
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The Legend of Jusef Sardu
Interlude I: Abraham Setrakian
Interlude II: The Burning Hole
The First Night
Interlude III: Revolt, 1943
The Old Professor
The Second Night
Final Interlude: The Ruins
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