Infected Connection by L. Ashley Straker
Approx. 98,790 words.
Published on March 12, 2013.
Something is incubating inside phone batteries - something hostile and ready to hatch. This discovery leads a stressed technician on a journey across thousands of miles, trying to trace the source of the conspiracy. People become pawns, friends become foes, and civilisation itself starts to crumble as he is reluctantly recruited in the fight against an unfathomable enemy.