About The Book

The United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever in this thrilling and horrifying finale of the “captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying” (My Guilty Obsession) internationally bestselling Hatching series.

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

About The Author
Photograph by Laurie Willick

Ezekiel Boone lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. He is the internationally bestselling author of The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (February 2018)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501125133

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Raves and Reviews

"Following directly on the heels of SKITTER (2017), Boone brings his excellent spider-apocalypse thriller to an exciting conclusion . . . The entire series is one to hand to fans of all high-action thrillers, especially for those with a speculative frame by Mira Grant, Jonathan Maberry, and Ben H. Winters. In a landscape where the adventure thriller seems to be dragging, it is clear all we needed were some spiders to revive it."

– Booklist (starred review)

"Big-screen-ready, rip-roaring action."

– Publishers Weekly

"A thriller of grand proportions."

– Shelf Awareness

"Building on the success of The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone's Skitter is scary-good fun that sets the stage for at least one more epic showdown between mankind and the terrifying eight-legged beasts hellbent on destroying them. If you're not already reading this series, it's time to start!"

– The Real Book Spy

"The mark of a good series for me is that I'm ready for the next book as soon as I finish the current one, and sometimes even before I'm finished. As soon as I finished the last page of SKITTER, I hopped on Goodreads to see if book three had been listed yet."

– Michael Patrick Hicks Reviews

"Boone proves there's nothing to the notion of a 'sophomore slump' if you've got a great writer and a kick-ass story. Skitter is just as much gruesome, 'GET IT OFF ME' fun as The Hatching was, but this time the stakes are even higher...Sit back, dig in, and be prepared to read this in one sitting. It's that good. Grade: A."

– Atomic Fangirl

"This series is just so much FUN to read."

– The Pickle Paradox

"This series is captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying."

– My Guilty Obsession

"WOW!! Skitter is pure pulp fun—campy, funny, scary, and most importantly, well written. I really couldn't stop reading it and just thinking about some of the scary parts of the book brings a smile to my face and a tingle to my spine . . . I read The Hatching, the first book in the sequence, and this one was even better. Looking forward to the next one."

– NetGalley, 5 Stars

"The final installment in Boone's trilogy continues all of the nightmare qualities of the first two books (The Hatching and Skitter) and brings more while neatly spinning the loose ends from those titles into the conclusion . . . fans of the genre and followers of the trilogy will love it."

– Library Journal

"I did not finish ZERO DAY in one sitting. That is because I refused to read it at night . . . This is the final installment of a trilogy written by a talented but apparently demented author named Ezekiel Boone. Only someone truly and badly damaged could think of a plot like this and execute it so well."

– Bookreporter.com

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