The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Richard Preston (Author)
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Description

The virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it?
This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. "The Hot Zone" tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations.
From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. "The Andromeda Strain" was fiction--- "this is real!"

Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publish Date
July 20, 1995
Pages
448
Dimensions
4.1 X 1.0 X 6.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780385479561
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About the Author

Richard Preston is the author of several books, most recently The Cobra Event. He is a regular contribuot to The New Yorker. He has also won the AAAS-Westinghouse Award and the McDermott Award in the Arts from MIT.

Reviews

"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work."
--Stephen King


"Popular science writing at its best and the year's most infectious page-turner."
--People


"A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall."
--Newsweek