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.