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ISBN13: 9780345409973
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Publisher Comments:

"A PAGE-TURNER . . . THOROUGHLY FRIGHTENING."

--Newsweek

"ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING."

--The New York Times Book Review

"THIS BOOK SCARED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME. . . . Manages to grab you with the authenticity of its scientific detective work and haunt you with its sheer plausibility."

--Entertainment Weekly

Five days ago, a homeless man on a subway platform died in agony as startled commuters looked on. Yesterday, a teenager started having violent, uncontrollable spasms in art class. Within minutes, she too was dead.

Dr. Alice Austen is a medical pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. What she knows is that the two deaths are connected. What she fears is that they are only the beginning. . . .

Synopsis:

"A PAGE-TURNER . . . THOROUGHLY FRIGHTENING."

--Newsweek

"ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING."

--The New York Times Book Review

"THIS BOOK SCARED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME. . . . Manages to grab you with the authenticity of its scientific detective work and haunt you with its sheer plausibility."

--Entertainment Weekly

Five days ago, a homeless man on a subway platform died in agony as startled commuters looked on. Yesterday, a teenager started having violent, uncontrollable spasms in art class. Within minutes, she too was dead.

Dr. Alice Austen is a medical pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. What she knows is that the two deaths are connected. What she fears is that they are only the beginning. . . .

About the Author

Richard Preston is the author of three nonfiction books, The Hot Zone (about the Ebola virus), American Steel (about a revolutionary steel mill), and First Light (about modern astronomy). He is a contributor to The New Yorker and has won numerous awards, including the McDermott Award in the Arts from MIT, the American Institute of Physics Award in science writing, and the Overseas Press Club of America Whitman Basso Award for best reporting in any medium on environmental issues.

The Cobra Event is Richard Preston's first novel.

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SnowRaven, November 19, 2014 (view all comments by SnowRaven)
Overall, this book was intriguing, especially if you are interested in science or forensics. There were parts of the story that were boring and lost my interest (parts that shift to the Middle East and "Invisible History" but overall the plot is easy to follow and you will finish this book quickly waiting to see how everything turns out. Will the virus spread? How many will die? Will they find out what is causing the virus? You just have to read the book to find out!
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Azrie, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by Azrie)
A chilling (if rather implausible, from a scientific standpoint) vision of what havoc a virus manufactured by terrorists could wreak. It's written in a very similar narrative style to Preston's "Hot Zone" and "Demon in the Freezer", both of which are remarkably accurate from both a historical and scientific standpoint. If you read those two books first, the third becomes even more eerie. I can honestly say this book hooked me from the first page and didn't let me stop reading until I got to the end.

I absolutely love "The Cobra Event"!
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pezz8j, April 17, 2006 (view all comments by pezz8j)
This book is really amazing. I cant put my finger on it, but the whole thing is like you're living in it. I highly suggest reading this book and Richard Preston's other books, The Hot Zone, and The Demon in the Freezer
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345409973
Author:
Preston, Richard
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Forensic sciences
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Dictators
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Dictators -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Terrorism -- United States.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.91x4.20x1.14 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345409973 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A PAGE-TURNER . . . THOROUGHLY FRIGHTENING."

--Newsweek

"ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING."

--The New York Times Book Review

"THIS BOOK SCARED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME. . . . Manages to grab you with the authenticity of its scientific detective work and haunt you with its sheer plausibility."

--Entertainment Weekly

Five days ago, a homeless man on a subway platform died in agony as startled commuters looked on. Yesterday, a teenager started having violent, uncontrollable spasms in art class. Within minutes, she too was dead.

Dr. Alice Austen is a medical pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. What she knows is that the two deaths are connected. What she fears is that they are only the beginning. . . .

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