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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

cover for The Strain

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. Ephraim “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. (from the Goodreads website)

Link to my original “book repository” entry.


Chapter Index

links to my notes

THE LEGEND OF JUSEF SARDU
THE BEGINNING:
N323RG Cockpit Voice Recorder
THE LANDING:
JFK International Control Tower  –  Terminal 3 Tarmac
JFK International Control Tower  –  Taxiway Foxtrot
Dark Harbor, Virginia  –  Taxiway Foxtrot
JFK International Control Tower  –  Taxiway Foxtrot

Now Boarding
Worth Street, Chinatown
INTERLUDE I: ABRAHAM SETRAKIAN

ARRIVAL
Regis Air Maintenance Hangar
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
OCCULTATION:
Approaching Totality
Kelton Street, Woodside, Queens
Yankee Stadium, the Bronx

International Space Station
Manhattan
JFK International Airport
Knickerbocker Loans and Curios, East 118th Street, Spanish Harlem

Stoneheart Group, Manhattan
JFK International Control Tower
The End of Totality
AWAKENING:
Regis Air Maintenance Hangar
Gus
Isolation Ward, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
INTERLUDE II: THE BURNING HOLE

MOVEMENT:
Coach
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Manhattan
Excess Baggage
THE FIRST NIGHT:
INTERLUDE III: REVOLT, 1943
DAWN:
17th Precinct Headquarters, East Fifty-first Street,
Isolation Ward, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Manhattan
17th Precinct Headquarters, East Fifty-first Street, Manhattan
Stoneheart Group, Manhattan
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Vestry Street, Tribeca
Bronxville
17th Precinct Headquarters, East Fifty-first Street, Manhattan
THE OLD PROFESSOR:
Knickerbocker Loans and Curios, East 118th Street, Spanish Harlem
Park Place, Tribeca
Isolation Ward, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Freeburg, New York
THE SECOND NIGHT:
EXPOSURE:
Canary Headquarters, Eleventh Avenue and Twenty-seventh Street
Stoneheart Group, Manhattan
Knickerbocker Loans and Curios, East 118th Street, Spanish Harlem
Liberty Street, the World Trade Center Site
FINAL INTERLUDE: THE RUINS
REPLICATION:
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
West Side Highway, Manhattan
Kelton Street, Woodside, Queens
Vestry Street, Tribeca
Kelton Street, Woodside, Queens
Bronxville
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Rego Park Center, Queens
Vestry Street, Tribeca
DAYLIGHT:
Bushwick, Brooklyn
South Ozone Park, Queens
Pennsylvania Station
Stoneheart Group, Manhattan
PS 69, Jackson Heights
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Church Street and Fulton
LAIR:
Worth Street, Chinatown
Kelton Street, Woodside, Queens
Knickerbocker Loans and Curios, East 118th Street, Spanish Harlem
Morningside Heights
The Bathtub
Vestry Street, Tribeca
THE CLAN:
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
EPILOGUE:
Kelton Street, Woodside, Queens


My closing thoughts on “The Strain”

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