A Novelization of the 2002 video game The Thing.
Captain John Blake of the US Special Forces has fought in nearly every environment on the planet. From running down drug runners in Mexico to kidnappers in South America to Counter-Terrorism ops all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East, he's seen and done it all.
Or so he'd thought.
As he prepares to go on some well-earned R&R, he is suddenly shoved onto a helicopter and flown to Antarctica. Given a team and a very short briefing, Blake is tasked with investigating an isolated American research outpost that has been mysteriously destroyed.
What begins as a simple mystery and fairly straightforward mission quickly degenerates into a grim struggle for survival as Blake encounters a shape-shifting alien horror from beyond the stars. It assumes the forms of those it kills and it can hide in plain sight, as anyone can be infected.
Now, Blake must assemble scattered elements of the Special Forces personnel, scrounge for supplies, and brave the subzero antarctic temperatures, all while trying to discern who is human, and who is The Thing...