Author(s): Nick Cutter
He felt something touch his hand. Which is when he looked down. For the scouts of Troop 52, three days of camping, hiking and survival lessons on Falstaff Island is as close as they'll get to a proper holiday. Which was when he saw it. But when an emaciated figure stumbles into their camp asking for food, the trip takes a horrifying turn. The man is not just hungry, he's sick. Sick in a way they have never seen before. Which was when he screamed. Cut off from the mainland, the troop face a terror far worse than anything they could have made up around a campfire. To survive they will have to fight their fears, the elements ...and eventually each other.
The Thing meets Lord of the Flies in this fast-paced, addictive novel that will really get under your skin.
THE TROOP scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't put it down. This is old-school horror at its best. Not for the faint-hearted, but for the rest of us sick puppies, it's a perfect gift for a winter night. -- Stephen King Lean and crisp ... Disquieting, disturbing -- Scott Smith, author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan Disturbing, disgusting, and bone-chilling. I am delighted -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author
Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for an acclaimed author of novels and short stories. He lives in Toronto, Canada.