Now in mass-market paperback from the national bestselling author of The Troopâ€”which Stephen King raved â€œscared the hell out of me and I couldnâ€™t put it down.â€¦old-school horror at its bestâ€â€”an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining.
A strange plague called the â€™Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forgetâ€”small things at first, like where they left their keysâ€¦then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarilyâ€¦and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as â€œambrosiaâ€â€™â€”a universal healer, from initial reportsâ€”has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the â€™Gets. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the seaâ€™s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depthsâ€¦and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.
â€œFans of unflinching bleakness and all-out horror will love this novelâ€¦.Each new shock is freshly disturbingâ€ (Publishers Weekly, starred review).