The Hamelin Plague Author:Bertram Chandler It began with a few small items in the newspapers -- dead dogs and cats, a mutilated child, a series of unexplained fires. Then, suddenly, it exploded into a full-sized catastrophe. Huge mutants - half rat, half man-- began to take over the world, stealing children for slaves and destroying whole cities and their populations. — Only a few peop... more »le escaped, among them Tim Garrett, his wife, Jane, and a handful of survivors. Alone on the high seas in a small ship, they set off to find the island where Dr. Theodore Piper had been experimenting with a sonic death ray.
They knew Dr. Piper was their only hope for personal and world survival -- if he was still alive...if the King Rats hadn't forced him to serve their evil purpose... and if he could find a way to stop the spreading horror of invasion.« less