By James Herbert
The unmissable new action-thriller from one of many largest names in British fiction -- the number 1 bestselling writer of The Ghosts of Sleath, Haunted, The Magic Cottage and The Rats. As thousands of readers worldwide will testify, James Herbert's skill to surprise and enthral is matchless. Now, in '48, he has handed his personal impressive achievements to create an electrifying new novel of natural heart-stopping motion and invention that may take readers to new degrees of terror and pleasure. In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood loss of life on Britain as his ultimate act of vengeance. Hoke, an American pilot and one in all a tiny minority with a unprecedented blood staff unaffected by way of the lethal ailment, has survived on my own one of the particles and the useless of London for 3 years. Now, in 1948, a slow-dying staff of Fascist Blackshirts think their merely wish is a transfusion of blood from one in every of Hoke's variety. Ever extra determined as their deaths process, they are after his blood.
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Almost as an afterthought I checked the big enamel route map at our backs, the flashlight hardly necessary, and it told me what I needed to know. The girls began coughing as more smoke spilled down the stairway, rolling off the ceiling and curling down the walls. 'Put your masks back on,' I ordered, and they did as they were told, following me as I backed out onto the platform. But the German had dropped his mask on the stairs and instead of finding another – there were plenty of masked corpses around us - he went back to retrieve it.
I guess I expected tears, but none appeared. ' For a few moments she concentrated on squeezing through the middle of two tramcars stopped adjacent to each other on the broad street, then she said, 'Hey, what's your name? ' 'Hoke,' I told her. 'Hi, Hoke. ' 'Christ, you Yanks. Okay, I'm Cissie and the beauty sitting beside you is Muriel. ' Despite her anxiety, Muriel managed another smile. 'And the chap in front of you is Willy,' she said. 'We picked him up when we found him hiking along a lane after we left the sanatorium.
The atmosphere this far along wasn't healthy, but it was breathable, and I assumed some of the smoke was escaping through airshafts that we couldn't see. The ground began to dip and it wasn't long before we were treading through puddles, and then what felt like a shallow, stagnant pool, the water filthy black and oily in the light from the flashlight. A lot of these tunnels had been flooded during last year's awful winter and I guess we were lucky most of the water had drained away from this one.
48 by James Herbert