- New Michael McBride Books / Michael Laurence Books
- Species Series
- God’s End Series
- Snowblind Series
- Necromancer Series
- Unit 51 Series
- Standalone Michael McBride Books and Novellas
- The Extinction Agenda Series
- The Extinction Agenda Series Synopsis
- Michael McBride Biography
- Praise for the Michael McBride Books
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Last Updated onMichael McBride is an American author of several bestselling series, including the Species series, the Snowblind series, the God’s End series, the Necromancer series, and the Unit 51 series, along with several standalone adventure thriller, horror, and sci-fi novels.
Under the alias Michael Laurence, he also started writing the Extinction Agenda thriller series. His debut novel in this new series, The Extinction Agenda, was published in 2019. The second book in the series, The Annihilation Protocol, will be published in 2020.
Here are the Michael McBride books in order of reading. The books will be listed for both author aliases below. New books will be added as soon as we learn of their upcoming publication.
New Michael McBride Books / Michael Laurence Books
Writing as Michael McBride
- Species, 2004
- Chronicles of the Apocalypse, 2006 (includes both Species and The Hive as a re-release edition)
God’s End Series
- The Ultimate Sin, 2014
- The Return, 2013
Unit 51 Series
Standalone Michael McBride Books and Novellas
- The Legacy, 2004
- Spectral Crossings, 2008
- Bloodletting, 2009
- The Infected, 2009
- Innocents Lost, 2011
- Infinity Twice Removed, 2011, with William C Rasmussen (novella)
- Predatory Instinct, 2011
- Burial Ground, 2011
- The Coyote, 2012
- Blindspot, 2012 (novella)
- The Event, 2013 (novella)
- Remains, 2013
- Vector Borne, 2014
- Fearful Symmetry, 2014
- Sunblind, 2014
- Condemned, 2015
- Subterrestrial, 2015
- Firebug, 2015 (novella)
- Immune, 2015 (novella)
- The Narrator, 2016, with Norman Prentiss (novella)
- Unidentified, 2018 (novella)
Writing as Michael Laurence
The Extinction Agenda Series
- The Extinction Agenda, 2019
- The Annihilation Protocol, 2020
The Extinction Agenda Series Synopsis
The Extinction Agenda
As the book title also implies, The Extinction Agenda centers around the subject of deadly viruses and an FBI agent, James Mason, who together with his team is hell-bent on stopping it from being unleashed on Earth and extinct the human population.
When the team tries to take down the enemy who unleashed the deadly virus, the building explodes and many of James Mason’s teammates, including his mentor, are killed in the process. Despite all these deaths, everyone believes the virus is gone along with the building, but Mason is not so sure. He remembers seeing something in the building just before it exploded which makes him think of the virus still being alive and soon to be unleashed upon the population.
This is when Mason starts his own investigation into the matter, and the evil mastermind gets Mason’s wife killed. Now, along with his friend, Gunnar Backstrom, Mason can’t do anything else but try to hunt down his wife’s killer and expose the deep-seated corruption that allowed the virus to be created in the first place.
The Annihilation Protocol
In the second book of the Extinction Agenda series, we meet again James Mason and his team trying to stop The Thirteen from taking over the world. First they deal with the deadly pandemic, and now something even more sinister is on the horizon. There is so much nerve gas produced that is enough to erase every major city around the world.
The only clue left behind for James is a strange message written with blood on the body of a man walled in concrete. When another body turns up in Central Park this time, James knows the cases are related, and he has to hurry if he wants to save the world. Literally.
Michael McBride Biography
Michael McBride was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His parents, a teacher and an engineer, were a main reason Michael grew curious and fond of history and science. He attended the University of Colorado where he studied biology and creative writing.
In addition, he worked towards receiving several certifications in medical imaging, which, along with him working as an x-ray/CT/MRI technologist and clinical instructor and his college degree in biology, helped shape the books he has written so far, dealing with science going haywire and running amok in some way. Many readers even classify the Michael McBride books as horror, although several books do have a strong feeling of a science-fiction thriller.
Michael McBride seems to move between the various techno-thriller, apocalyptic, and even zombie horror genres and subgenres at will, thus bringing in more and more readers who enjoy a wide variety of books that somehow tie all together with technology gone wrong and keeps you chilled, at the edge of your seat all the time (James Rollins comes to mind at times here). Even his new series, The Extinction Agenda, written under the name Michael Laurence, can’t keep away from the same undercurrents of humanity being at the brink of extinction due to various reasons (an evil mastermind in this case).
From zombies to the apocalypse, cryptozoology, eugenics, mythology, historical mysteries like the disappearance of the ancient Anasazi, there are plenty of topics to keep readers entertained.
The Michael McBride short stories and novellas were featured in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, Dark Wisdom, and Dark Discoveries.
The author is living with his family (wife, five children, and several dogs) in Westminster, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, where he is working on his next book. He often mentioned that he hates the snow, but he loves the Avalanche.
Praise for the Michael McBride Books
Imagine Jack Reacher falling into a plot written by Dan Brown, and you might get some hint at the rollercoaster of a ride found in this book. (James Rollins on The Extinction Agenda)
…an exciting, bold, and dynamic thriller. The stakes are impossibly high, the action and suspense is non-stop, and the characters are vibrant and memorable. (Mark Greaney on The Extinction Agenda)
If you are looking for something to read that will get your blood flowing, that will quicken your pulse, look no further than Michael McBride’s “Predatory Instinct”. I highly recommend it. (Literary Mayhem)
A thrilling adventure! Fans of Michael Crichton will love it! (Jeff Strand on Burial Ground)
McBride writes with a rare confidence, and his story will thrill you to your reptilian core! (Tim Lebbon)
Pitch-perfect pacing…gripping. (Cemetery Dance Magazine on Remains)
Deliciously gory and enough monsters and mayhem in the depths to satisfy even the most jaded spelunker! (William Meikle on Hellhole)
A thrilling collection of underground terror from a cross-section of the best horror writers working today. It’ll shine a light on your deepest, darkest fears. (Alan Baxter on Hellhole)
McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that keeps the reader on edge. (Examiner on Forsaken)
- Michael McBride author website
- Michael Laurence books website
- Author interview with Dark Scribe Magazine
- Subhuman book Kensington promo