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The Becoming

One of Barnes & Noble Book Blog's Top 20 Zombie Novels of the Decade!

The devastating Michaluk Virus is loose.

In the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the virus has escaped the CDC and transformed most of the population of the southeastern United States into homicidal cannibals. As society rapidly crumbles under the hordes of infected, three people—Ethan Bennett, a Memphis police officer; Cade Alton, his best friend and former IDF sharpshooter; and Brandt Evans, a lieutenant in the US Marines—band together against the oncoming crush of death and terror sweeping across the world. 

As Cade, Brandt, and Ethan hole up in a safe house in Tupelo, others begin to join them in their bid for survival. When an attack of the infected forces them to flee, one rushes to Memphis in search of answers while the others escape south to Biloxi, where they encounter more danger than they bargained for. And in Memphis, the answers that one man finds are the last answers he wanted—answers that herald a horrific possibility that there may be more to this virus than first suspected.

Jessica Meigs is the author of THE BECOMING, a post-apocalyptic thriller series that follows a group of people trying to survive a massive viral outbreak in the southeastern United States. After gaining notoriety for having written the series on a variety of BlackBerry devices, she self-published two novellas that now make up the first book of the series. In April 2011, she accepted a three-book deal with Permuted Press to publish a trilogy of novels. The first of the trilogy, entitled THE BECOMING, was named one of Barnes & Noble's Best Zombie Fiction Releases of 2011 and Best Apocalyptic Fiction Releases of 2011. Jessica lives in semi-obscurity in Demopolis, Alabama. When she's not writing, she works full time as an EMT. She enjoys listening to music and spends way too much time building playlists for everything she writes. When she's not rocking out at concerts or writing or working, she can be found on Twitter @JessicaMeigs, on Facebook at facebook.com/JessicaMeigs, and on Goodreads at goodreads.com/jessicameigs. You can also visit her website at www.jessicameigs.com.

  • Publisher: Permuted Press (November 20, 2018)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781682618561