31 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #5: The Colony by A.J. Colucci

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday showcases the books we're lusting after. Get ready to load up your TBR!

The Colony by A.J. Colucci

Expected Publication: 13 November 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books

Pages: 304 (hardcover)

Genre/s: Adult, Sci-Fi


A series of gruesome attacks have been sweeping New York City. A teacher in Harlem and two sanitation workers on Wall Street are found dead, their swollen bodies nearly dissolved from the inside out. The predator is a deadly supercolony of ants--an army of one trillion soldiers with razor-sharp claws that pierce skin like paper and stinging venom that liquefies its prey.

The desperate mayor turns to the greatest ant expert in the world, Paul O’Keefe, a Pulitzer Prize–winning scientist in an Armani suit. But Paul is baffled by the ants. They are twice the size of any normal ant and have no recognizable DNA. They’re vicious in the field yet docile in the hand. Paul calls on the one person he knows can help destroy the colony, his ex-wife Kendra Hart, a spirited entomologist studying fire ants in the New Mexico desert. Kendra is taken to a secret underground bunker in New York City, where she finds herself working side by side with her brilliant but arrogant ex-husband and a high-ranking military officer hell-bent on stopping the insects with a nuclear bomb.

When the ants launch an all-out attack, Paul and Kendra hit the dangerous, panic-stricken streets of New York, searching for a coveted queen. It’s a race to unlock the secrets of an indestructible new species, before the president nukes Manhattan.

Killer ants take New York? Oh man this sounds like the things nightmares are made of!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. sounds creepy... giant ants. I don't like normal sized ants. great choice. my wow http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-36-and-www-23.html

  2. Oh Heck Yeah!! This book sounds right up my alley, will DEFINITELY be adding this to the ole TBR.

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  3. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

  4. I'm pretty sure this will haunt my dreams, but Thomas Dunne published good stuff and it sounds sort of post-apocalyptic-ish. Hrm.

  5. This sounds creepy, yet I'm sold on it. I'll definitely be checking this one out when it's released!

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  6. Creepy....it should have been released today!!!!

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