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 all over the world will testify, James Herbert's skill to surprise and enthral is matchless. Now, in '48, he has exceeded his personal outstanding achievements to create an electrifying new novel of natural heart-stopping motion and invention that would 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 crew unaffected through the lethal disorder, has survived by myself one of the particles and the useless of London for 3 years. Now, in 1948, a slow-dying team of Fascist Blackshirts think their merely desire is a transfusion of blood from certainly one of Hoke's type. Ever extra determined as their deaths technique, they are after his blood.
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We staggered into the tunnel, using the rails at our feet as guides, the hand at my elbow firm, supporting, keeping me upright when I stumbled, drag- ging me onwards when a coughing fit threatened collapse. From the strength of the grip I guessed it was the German holding on to me and would've shrugged him off if I hadn't been too busy retching. Then the smoke thinned out and I could see again. I rubbed my eyes and realized it was darker, much darker here, and cooler too. We were well inside the tunnel and up ahead it was so black we could have been on the slip road to Hades.
Why I was noticing these things about the two women at this point of time, I had no idea; maybe I'd spent too long on my own and their effect on me was overriding more urgent considerations. I don't know; but that's how it was though. 'Watch the road,' I told her and she turned away, only just managing to pull round a two-toned Austin. ' At that time I had no idea of what had happened to my Colt. Now the man with the trilby, its brim slouched low and shading his eyes, craned his neck to look at me.
They knew well enough not to take chances, so they kept out of sight, a head bobbing up occasionally to check on me. I sent another bullet their way to let 'em know they were behaving sensibly. I didn't have much of a plan 'cept to keep moving, using all the cover available to me. A bullet whanged off metal close to my head and I almost dropped to all fours. Another shot shattered the windshield of a nearby taxi. Traffic on this side of the square was thin and I knew I'd soon be running out of cover.
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