The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011).
Del Toro first envisioned the story line as a television series, but was unable to find a buyer for the series. An agent then suggested turning the story into a series of books with writer Chuck Hogan.A television adaptation is currently airing on FX.
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert bi..
A vast conspiracy has made it nearly impossible for the CDC's Dr. Ephraim Goodweather to convince the world that there's a vampiric epidemic spreading across Manhattan. His only hope is to go head-to-..
Unable to kill the Master—the powerful vampire behind the epidemic infesting New York City, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather begins to self-destruct as battle lines are drawn. It's now up to a handful of human..
As the CDC's Dr. Ephraim Goodweather makes one last attempt to stop the swiftly moving vampire plague, he sends those dearest to him (his son and his partner) away from the city--a decision the doctor..
Two years after the Master's plan succeeded and near apocalypse coated the world in eternal darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master's legion of vampires rule the world--a horrifying police state..