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Craig DiLouie Books In Order

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Publication Order of Armor Books

The Battle of North Africa (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fight for Sicily (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortress Europe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bulge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reich's Fall (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Aviator: Stories of Future Wars Books

The Aviator of the Sino-American War (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warfighter of the Second Korean War (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crash Dive Books

Publication Order of The Front Books

with David Moody, Timothy W. Long

Publication Order of The Infection Books

The Infection (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Floor (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Cut (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Retreat Books

with Joe McKinney, Stephen Knight

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Paranoia (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thin White Line (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Planet Robbery (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tooth and Nail (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suffer the Children (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemists (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
One of Us (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our War (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Red Peak (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strike (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Episode Thirteen (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Djinn (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Q.R.F. (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The End of the Road (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 From Outer Space(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Craig DiLouie
Craig DiLouie is a historical and horror author who also doubles as a marketing consultant. DiLouise has a good collection of fiction and non-fiction books to his name, and he has also published hundreds of articles on different platforms. The talented author has also been nominated for various literary awards, including Audie and Bram Stoker Awards. Most of his fans laud him for his strong characters, unending action, and realism that makes the worlds he builds sound so real. DiLouse is also a member of International Thriller Writers, IFWA, and HWA.

The Infection
The Infection comes first in The Infection series. A mysterious virus strikes millions of people worldwide, only for the infected to go into a coma for three days soon after coming into contact with the virus. Before anyone can figure out how to control the spread, the infected people turn into monsters. After the coma, victims wake up hungry and with only one purpose, to spread the Infection as much as possible. This lurches the world towards an apocalypse, and it seems that the worst is yet to come. In a small city in America, a group is doing everything possible to avoid Infection. They are aware of what is coming, but they are unwilling to go down without a fight.

This group is made up of Sarge, who is a tank commander who spent a good number of years in Afghanistan. Then there is Wendy the cop trying to bring order with little success, Ethan the teacher who is trying to trace his lost family, Paul the minister who believes God has forsaken his people, and Todd the high school students who look at the awaited end of the world as a second chance. Lastly, Anne, a leader whose hatred for those infected by the virus is almost fanatical. Together, this group makes its way to a refugee camp where thousands of others are holed up and hoping they are safe from the monsters.
At the camp, the government requests the above characters to embark on a mission that will ensure their survival. However, the journey through the open road where the infected roam free is going to be more than they bargained for. Will these people be able to make it without any infections? What happens when they meet an infected individual on their journey? You will have to read this book to the end to find out. The most outstanding thing about this book is the way the characters are developed. By making sympathetic and realistic characters, the author makes you care for them; hence you will feel the rising tension as they confront the dangers around them.

The Infection is a post-apocalyptic horror story with a unique twist. This is a character-driven story where the author takes time to detail all characters without halting the action. The tale is also incredibly engrossing, and you will find yourself pacing as you rush to see what is on the next page. It is amazing how DiLouse keeps the tension rising throughout the story. Do not be surprised if you find it hard to put the book down until you have read it to the end. Fortunately, it is just about 280 pages long and can be gobbled up in a single sitting.

Suffer the Children
Suffer the Children tells a chilling story of blood-hungry children. The book introduces Herod’s Syndrome, an illness that causes all children’s sudden death below puberty. In a small town in Michigan, the people are subjected to 90,000 tiny bodies, and the grief going through the town and beyond is unfathomable. However, something magical seems to be happening. Across the globe, children are returning from the grave. The only downside is that they are asking for blood. Once they get the blood, they go back to the children they used to be. This is not permanent. A steady blood supply is needed to keep the children alive.

Given the average amount of blood present in the human body, it starts becoming clear that blood will soon be a rare commodity. Every child needs about one and a half-pint of blood to last three hours. If the blood is not available, they return to their death-like state. How far do parents have to go to keep their children alive? What about the emotional roller coaster the parents are going through? Imagine grieving for your child for three days only for them to return home smelling like death? The parents embrace their young ones and give them what they want without knowing how much they will be required in the near future.

The most horrifying part of this book is in the details and the shock, grief, and hopeless situation the parents are going through. You cannot help but think of what would happen if such an epidemic was to become true. Thousands of dead babies are buried in mass graves without ceremony or a mark for their final resting place. The author goes further to explain how the loss of an entire generation would impact the economy and the continuation of the species. All industries serving children would be rendered redundant. Since the epidemic killed even the unborn children, this can only mean that the human race is at the threat of extinction, even without the blood-sucking babies.

Suffer the Children is a chilling horror story that is sure to leave you at the edge of your seat. The author has given the traditional vampire story a unique twist, which is a welcome break for any horror fan. Before you get to the end, you will feel like you are part of the story. The intensity of it all will shake you, and some scenes, like the one in the grocery store, will leave your mouth agape. Are you in the mood for a well-written horror story that is so close to reality? This is a perfect choice. The rising tension and pacing will keep you glued all the way to the end.

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