by Ben Mezrich
A new original X-Files novel which brings FBI agents Mulder and Scully into contact with a new menace -- one to make your skin crawl...It's a fairly ... Show synopsis A new original X-Files novel which brings FBI agents Mulder and Scully into contact with a new menace -- one to make your skin crawl...It's a fairly common, if ghoulish, procedure: the 'harvesting' of skin from corpses for temporary use on emergency burn victims until their own grafts are ready. But when a team of moonlighting medical students accidentally takes skin from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic: a New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a psychotic bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive. Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are the only ones to suspect something more ominous than a medical procedure gone awry. While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was mistakenly grafted onto him. The trail leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting-edge biotech company. Soon they are in Thailand, searching the jungles for an abandoned MASH Unit, where hundreds of napalm victims were treated with an amazing recovery rate -- even though none of them ever returned to their families. Finally, they begin to uncover an unholy and totally deniable alliance between a battle-trained plastic surgeon, international politicians, and a legendary Thai monster known as the 'Skin-Eater'.