“Top grade horror fiction.” ―Booklist, (Starred Review) on Code Zero
"A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel. The hottest thriller of the New Year!" ―Brad Thor on The King of Plagues
“Wow! From the first page of Patient Zero you know you're in the hands of a master.” ―M.J. Rose - bestselling author of The Reincarnationist
“The Ledger novels are exciting sf thrillers that just happen to involve stuff that's a little out there.” ―Booklist, starred review on Extinction Machine
"With too many memorable tales to name in a review, let us just say that Ledger is a 'star' no matter where he appears in this antholog, and will have fans and future-fans lining up to learn even more about what Joe Ledger's world has to offer." --Amy Lignor for Suspense Magazine
About the Author
JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, anthology editor, and comic book writer. He writes horror, thrillers, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense for adults and teens. Several of Jonathan's novels are in development for film or TV, including V-Wars, Extinction Machine, Rot & Ruin, and Dead of Night. He also writes comics for Marvel, IDW, and Dark Horse. He lives in Del Mar, California, with his wife, Sara Jo, and their dog, Rosie.
BRYAN THOMAS SCHMIDT is a Hugo-nominated editor and author. His anthologies include Shattered Shields, Mission: Tomorrow, Galactic Games, Little Green Men-Attack! (forthcoming), Monster Hunter Tales (forthcoming), Infinite Stars (forthcoming), and Predator: If It Bleeds (forthcoming). His debut novel, The Worker Prince, achieved Honorable Mention on Barnes and Noble's Year's Best SF of 2011. It is followed by two sequels in the Saga of Davi Rhii space opera trilogy. His short fiction includes stories in The X-Files, Predator, Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International, Joe Ledger, and Decipher's WARS, along with original fiction. He also edited The Martian by Andy Weir, amongst other novels. His work has been published by St. Martin's, Titan, Baen, and more. He lives in Ottawa, KS.