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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

The true story of how a deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in a Washington, D.C., animal test lab. In a matter of days, 90% of the primates exposed to the virus are dead, and secret government forces are mobilized to stop the spread of this exotic "hot" virus.

Review:

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

Review:

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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385479561
Author:
Preston, Richard
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Pathology
Subject:
Virus diseases
Subject:
Forensic Medicine
Subject:
Diseases - Contagious
Subject:
Primates as laboratory animals
Subject:
Ebola virus disease
Subject:
Pathogenic microorganisms
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Monkey diseases.
Subject:
Ebola Virus.
Subject:
Ebola virus disease -- Virginia -- Reston.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Series Volume:
v. 15
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 0.1 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 448 pages Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group - English 9780385479561 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work."
"Review" by , "Popular science writing at its best and the year's most infectious page-turner."
"Review" by , "A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.
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