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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Somers Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Avery Cates Series Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781400186754
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They spread, Mr. Cates … Once a single microscopic unit enters the body, it begins replicating. Once there are enough units in the body, they begin … consuming.

Avery Cates is a very rich man. He’s probably the richest criminal in New York City. But right now Avery Cates is pissed, because everyone around him has just started to die—in a particularly gruesome way. With every moment bringing the human race closer to extinction, Cates finds himself in the role of both executioner and savior of the entire world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A strong techno-thriller…Somers’ compelling writing separates this from similar works.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 2/20/2014

    " Two books in and I am not sure I am going to finish the series. So far the first two books have showed a lot of promise but both of them have left me wanting in the end. It's not the the plot wasn't good. The plot was great. I just felt like the stories could have been told better. I may give the third book a shot and see how it goes but right now I think I'll take a break from Avery Cates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Thomas | 2/5/2014

    " What began as a fast-paced run-and-gun soon became a slavish bore in the last 140 pages. My largest qualm with the book, though, was the fact that the character was named Avery Cates (which makes him sound like a cake decorator or an interior designer) and the character is constantly saying his own name and how many people he has to kill. Take a note from real noir- tough guys don't talk, they just do it. Even with these minor pecadillos I would say it was a techno-noir thriller that tips it's hat to william Gibson and paces itself properly for a good 2/3s of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian Mlotschek | 2/3/2014

    " Really diggin' this series... on to book 3! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 2/3/2014

    " This books follows Jeff Sommers Previous book "The Electric Church" and takes place several years after it. This book still has plenty of gun fight and dirty action sequences as the first book. Which helps keep the pace of the book going. Jeff Sommers adds a lot of different twist and turns that can really keep you on the edge. He never takes you were you thought you were going. My only real criticism is that some of the action and some of the location are a little to over the top or hard to believe. But I find, when I come to these areas that Jeff keeps the pace going and you are not distracted or bored. The pace of this and his previous book are what I like best about his writing. There is always something going on. You can count on gun fights, fist fight, crashes or at least people moving. There is always motion in his books and it just capture attention and doesn't let it go until the end. The story keeps moving even past parts that you might dislike. Your can count on the story to move on the better things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Bernstein | 1/14/2014

    " Enjoyed it about .5 stars better than the first in the series. Quick fast paced read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rabkaman | 1/12/2014

    " end to end.. couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becki Ramsey | 12/25/2013

    " Not quite as good as the first, but still worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 11/4/2013

    " Getting past the freakish reminders of pneumonia in the story was the only bad part reading another brilliant Avery Cates story. This book is a rare gem because it is a middle book that doesn't feel like a saggy bridge between the first and next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/23/2013

    " Solid follow up to Electric Church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Hunter | 9/2/2013

    " this is the companion book to electric church and, well, it's just not as good, but if you want to continue the saga, i recommend reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/13/2013

    " Fast paced and intense, plus full of a quite Batman-esque "hero". Highly visual; I appreciate a SciFi that spends less time explaining how the neat little fictional tidbits operate and just OPERATE them. It's simple, it's dirty, and it's awesome. Get on it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marksearles | 3/15/2013

    " fun though quite repetitive. You will be saying, "i get it. he's a hard ass. move on to something else." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darcy | 1/26/2013

    " A pick from my book club, our first time reading a series. I couldn't get through the first one, but after the recap at the meeting thought this one might be better. Too bad it isn't, I found my mind wandering and taking 5 minutes to read a page. This series just isn't for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Leigh | 9/2/2012

    " I really, really enjoy this series - the world, the characters, the cursing - ALL OF IT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 5/17/2012

    " It was dark, gritty, violent and all around pretty awesome. I really like that the author isn't afraid to kill characters...up to and including most of the eastern seaboard. He has thus far surprised me with small revelations in each of his books I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 5/7/2012

    " see Final Evolution for review "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wayne | 7/11/2011

    " Along the lines of Richard Morgan. Morgan does it better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/28/2011

    " I am not much for sci fi, but once I read Electric Church, I wanted more Jeff Sommers. Digital Plague did NOT disappoint, so I went and bought ALL Jeff Somers books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 3/6/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars. I found the language a little off-putting this time around. Nevertheless, the story was entertaining and I'll be interested to see where Somers goes with Avery Cates in The Eternal Prison. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wayne | 1/27/2011

    " Along the lines of Richard Morgan. Morgan does it better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caressa | 12/2/2010

    " Some pretty brilliant ideas, but execution was lackluster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 11/15/2010

    " 3 1/2 stars. I found the language a little off-putting this time around. Nevertheless, the story was entertaining and I'll be interested to see where Somers goes with Avery Cates in The Eternal Prison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/28/2010

    " Fast paced and intense, plus full of a quite Batman-esque "hero". Highly visual; I appreciate a SciFi that spends less time explaining how the neat little fictional tidbits operate and just OPERATE them. It's simple, it's dirty, and it's awesome. Get on it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 7/20/2010

    " Getting past the freakish reminders of pneumonia in the story was the only bad part reading another brilliant Avery Cates story. This book is a rare gem because it is a middle book that doesn't feel like a saggy bridge between the first and next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 6/6/2010

    "


    It was dark, gritty, violent and all around pretty awesome. I really like that the author isn't afraid to kill characters...up to and including most of the eastern seaboard. He has thus far surprised me with small revelations in each of his books I've read. "

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About the Author
Author Jeff Somers

Jeff Somers began publishing his own magazine, the Inner Swine, in 1995. He has published dozens of short stories, including “Ringing the Changes,” which was selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2006. He is also the author of the novel Lifers.