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From New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, a high-concept near-future thriller.

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite --- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system --- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives. And they will do anything to get them.

by Mira Grant

  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • ISBN-10: 0316218952
  • ISBN-13: 9780316218955