In Milwaukee, a regular at Vic’s Tavern suddenly smashes a beer bottle and carves up the other customers.
In Manhattan, an easygoing cabdriver goes berserk and hurls his cab into a crowd of pedestrians.
In Seattle, a young bride slashes her husband in a busy restaurant, then flings herself through a plate-glass window.
At first, these shocking incidents appear unrelated. Then a disturbing pattern emerges - the agonizing headaches, the violent tantrums, the faces erupting with sickening lesions, then the final, fatal outburst.
The epidemic spreads. The nation panics. The Brain Eaters devour America.
Their hunger can never be satisfied.