Resident Evil Novels
19 8.1 01. Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil) - S.D. Perry
Novelisation of the 1996 video game Resident Evil.
Enter the world of survival horror...
Raccoon City: a remote mountain community suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders encroaching upon it from the surrounding forest. Bizarre reports start to spread, describing attacks from vicious creatures, some human... some not. Victims are apparently eaten.
At the epicenter of these deaths is a dark, secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella Corporation. For years Umbrella has labored within the mansion, unwatched, ostensibly conducting benign genetic research.
Deployed to investigate the strange goings-on is the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.), an unusual paramilitary response unit boasting an eclectic assortment of mission specialists: roguish Chris Redfield, former cat burglar Jill Valentine, dead-eye Barry Burton, and the enigmatic team leader, Albert Wesker. Together with the other S..T.A.R.S. operatives, they have good reason to believe they’re ready for anything.
But what unfolds as the S.T.A.R.S. penetrate the mansion’s long-locked doors is terror beyond their worst nightmares: creatures that defy the laws of life and death—the result of forbidden experiments gone disastrously wrong. Behind it all is a conspiracy so vast in its scope and so insidious in its agenda that the S.T.A.R.S. will be betrayed from within to ensure that the world never learns Umbrella’s secret. And if any survive…they may well come to envy those who do not.
15 8.7 02. Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) - S.D. Perry
Original novel takes place between the events of the Umbrella Conspiracy and City of the Dead.
They Knew It Wasn’t Over...
In the aftermath of their ordeal through the Umbrella Corporation's genetic research facility, the surviving members of the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) attempt to warn the world about the conspiracy to create terrifying biological weapons. But the conspiracy is far from dead, as the S.T.A.R.S. learn when they are declared outlaws by the very people who trained them. Forces to go underground, the S.T.A.R.S. resolve to battle the conspiracy on their own, determined to seek out and stop Umbrella's experiments wherever they may be.
Combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of Bravo Team, joins a new S.T.A.R.S. strike force when rumor comes of another Umbrella experiment: hidden beneath the rocky cliffs of Caliban Cove, Maine, someone is building an army of the undead. Within a sinister lighthouse, through a complex maze of sea caves, inside the shell of a sunken shipwreck, the S.T.A.R.S. must battle more unspeakable horrors and stop a madman from unleashing the biohazard upon the world.
But the S.T.A.R.S. may never get the chance, as the aggressive DNA-altering virus Umbrella has engineered to create its living weapons begins to infect them...
15 8 03. City of the Dead (Resident Evil #3) - S.D. Perry
Novelisation of the horror video game Resident Evil 2.
Bring on the night...
Leon Kennedy: an energetic and eager rookie cop looking forward to starting a new life in Raccoon City, only to find the town strangely deserted…the eerie evening silence broken only by an occasional footstep in the shadows, and the faint, unearthly moan of something close by....
Claire Redfield: the resourceful but reckless younger sister of Chris Redfield, one of the missing former members of the RPD's special S.T.A.R.S. unit. Claire has come to Raccoon to find Chris at any cost, and to learn what really happened the night her brother's team stormed an isolated mansion deep in Raccoon Forest. But what she uncovers will raise only more questions, and put Chris' fate in doubt....
For on this night, Raccoon City has become a necropolis. In a secret lab for beneath its once-bustling streets, a botched attempt by the Umbrella Corporation to retrieve a devastating mutagenic weapon has resulted in a horrifying viral outbreak, transforming every man, woman, and child in the city into one of the living dead. And all of them are hungry.
Claire and Leon have one chance to save themselves: get to RPD headquarters and find some means of escape. But others have sought refuge in the precinct as well, and not all of them are on the same side...
11 9.3 04. Underworld (Resident Evil #4) - S.D. Perry
Underworld is the fourth Resident Evil book written by S.D. Perry, the fifth in chronological order, and the second which is not based directly on one of the games.
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here...
Umbrella has secrets. The mysterious corporation is creating monstrous biological killing machines for the highest bidder. But Umbrella has enemies, too—chief among them a contingent of rogue S.T.A.R.S., former members of the paramilitary response unit Umbrella helped create.
Umbrella has secrets. Despite its vast power, the company has begun to lose control of its hidden research facilities, bit by bit, one lab at a time. Three labs have already been destroyed, their work lost, setbacks due in no small part to the meddlesome S.T.A.R.S. and their allies.
Umbrella has secrets. Beneath the deserts of the American Southwest, on of the company's most elaborate facilities is about to go online. Somewhere inside may also be the key to stopping Umbrella once and for all... if Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca Chambers, and their friends can get past a strike team of corrupt S.T.A.R.S., and survive the genetically engineered horrors awaiting them below the sun-scorched Earth.
Umbrella has secrets. And one man with an agenda of his own knows them all...
13 9.3 05. Nemesis (Resident Evil #5) - S.D. Perry
Novelisation of the video game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Zombies. Mutant animals. Bioengineered weapons and surgically enhanced monsters. Secret labs and widespread conspiracies. It seemed impossible, but Jill Valentine and her teammates among the S.T.A.R.S. had seen it all firsthand when the Umbrella Corporation turned Raccoon City into a staging ground for the most insidious genetic experiments ever conceived. After all she’s been through, Valentine is ready to leave that remote mountain community forever.
But Umbrella isn't finished with Raccoon City.
Too much evidence of their unethical and immoral research still exists. It must be recovered or destroyed—and quickly—before it can be traced back to Umbrella. And with William Birkin's mutagenic virus already spreading though the city like wildfire, drastic measures are needed. Under cover of night, mercenary teams have entered the city, along with something else—Umbrella's failsafe: an evolved version of its Tyrant-class killing machines, a lethal creature code-named Nemesis. Now Nemesis is on the hunt. And Jill Valentine is about to become prey
10 9.5 06. Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) - S.D. Perry
Novelization of Resident Evil Code: Veronica.
A desperate search for her missing brother once again pits Claire Redfield against the terrifying bioweapons of the Umbrella Corporation. Her quest leads her to a remote island where a mad genius has unleashed every grotesque creature at his disposal to stop her from interfering with his horrific agenda.
Catapulted to the bottom of the world, Claire is at last reunited with the man she came to find. Chris Redfield has been fighting a one-man war of his own against Umbrella's most terrifying creations…and is now on a collision course with the man who betrayed the S.T.A.R.S. in Raccoon City. A man who should, by all rights, be dead: Captain Albert Wesker.
10 9.4 07. Zero Hour (Resident Evil) - S.D. Perry
Novelization of Resident Evil 0. The seventh Resident Evil novel written by Perry, but precedes the others in chronological order.
BEFORE THE MANSION
BEFORE THE DISASTER
EVIL IS BORN
Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo's helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses - and that's only the beginning of the nightmare. Bravo Team is about to discover the evil that is growing all around them and rookie member Rebecca Chambers is beginning to wonder what she's gotten herself into.
4 0 08. Resident Evil: Genesis (Resident Evil (Pocke... - Keith R. A. DeCandido
Novelisation of the first film.
The Hive: a subterranean genetic research facility owned and operated by Umbrella, an immensely powerful corporation with interests in everything from human longevity to biowarfare. With computerized defenses and heavily armed human backup, the Hive is impregnable and invulnerable. Or so Umbrella believes.
But something has gone fatally wrong. The Hive has lost containment of its most lethal and horrific creation: a virus that kills and reanimates human life, reducing the entire facility staff of five hundred men and women to mindless creatures with a single driving force -- hunger. And the key to stopping them rests with one young woman who cannot even remember who she is.
4 0 09. Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Keith R. A. DeCandido
Novelisation of the second movie.
Picking up where the first novel, 'Resident Evil: Genesis' ends 'Apocalypse' gets off to a quick start and keeps a break neck pace throughout the entire novel. Writing is effective and descriptive as it was in the first novel, providing plenty of character insights and background information that will make viewing the film it is based on that much more enjoyable. An excellently written movie tie-in.
1 0 010. Resident Evil: Extinction - Keith R. A. DeCandido
Novelisation of the third movie.
Following the events of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the beautiful, dangerous, enigmatic Alice returns, and this time she and her fellow survivor Carlos Olivera are running with a pack of humans led by a new ally, Claire Redfield. Together they are cutting through the wastelands of the United States on a long trek to Alaska. Hunted by the minions of the scheming Dr. Isaacs, Alice has zombies hungry for her flesh and the Umbrella Corporation's monstrous lab rats hungry for her blood... while Alice herself hungers only for revenge.
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