SICK is highly contagious and you're not immune. You're infected from the first paragraph and pulled along at a fever pitch.
You wake up one night to discover your son and wife appear dead and your daughter is sick. The authorities tell you that you your kids and wife are dead and you find yourself in a cell block of a government facility. As you fight to find the truth about your children you are taken on a nightmare ride discovering the stakes are much higher, the near extinction of the human race.
SICK is not a "madman tries to end the world" troupe. This is the story of one man caught up in a secret war between a shadowy government backed organization and an equally secret group with astounding resources. I can't wait for the next book in the series.