This novel may be the ultimate stomach turner. Saul follows his standard theme: a group of dangerous young people must be destroyed for the world to be safe. The story
begins with Julie falling victim to a strain of bees whose venom is unusually toxic.
The man who developed the bees, and their antitoxin, is a serial killer.
Not wanting Julie to survive, he switches the antitoxin for an untried substance
that turns out to be a new species of insect that requires a mammalian host for
survival. Julie survives, infested with internal insects, and spews them forth to
infect her friends. The horror of her condition is thoroughly detailed. Saul also
gives us a splendidly creepy bug-infested house of horrors and a fitting revenge for
the villain. Not for the weak of stomach...