The Undying: An Apocalyptic Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: October 2014
Duration: 9 hours 24 minutes
At midnight on New Year's Eve, all the lights go out in Paris.
Jeanie, an American college student, and Ben, her friend and traveling companion, have spent their first night in the city partying with locals and are unconcerned by the power failure--as they wind their way to their hotel in the dark they look forward only to cafe au lait, croissants, and a day of sightseeing to ring in the New Year.
By the next morning, all hell has broken loose. Fireballs rain down from the sky, the temperatures rise, and the entire city is brought to its knees. Whatever has happened in Paris--rumors are of a comet striking the earth--Jeanie and Ben have no way of knowing how far it has spread, or how much worse it will get. As they attempt to flee the burning Latin Quarter--a harrowing journey that takes them across the city, descending deep into the catacombs, and eventually to a makeshift barracks at the Louvre Museum--Jeanie knows the worst is yet to come. So far, only she has witnessed pale, vampiric survivors who seem to exert a powerful hold on her whenever she catches them in her sights.
These cunning, ravenous beings will come to be known as les moribund--the undying--and their numbers increase by the hour. When fate places a newborn boy in her care, Jeanie will stop at nothing to keep the infant safe and get out of Paris--even if it means facing off against the moribund and leaving Ben--and any hope of rescue--behind.