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Lair is a novel written by James Herbert. It was first published in 1979 and is the sequeal to the novel The Rats.


The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, and the white slug-like thing that ruled them remembered the taste of human flesh.