Endicott Epidemic: Dougie's Deception is a 2011 horror-comedy-action novel by Douglas Harvey. The story is set roughly twelve hours before the MBI corporation's toxic plume causes the dead to rise and take over the town of Endicott, New York. The novel follows the character of Chester E. "Dougie" Douglas II as he returns to Endicott after a 4-year exile to take out MBI's chief alchemist Dr. Altair Ziegler. Along the way, Dougie's dark past is detailed and leads to his final stand against the growing horde of Undead which unwittingly sparks the deadly nuclear countdown that threatens to wipe out Endicott entirely.