The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 14, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
39 Reviews
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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The writing in this book is absolutely atrocious. - Goodreads
A major page turner about Ebola. - Goodreads
I was not writing reviews back then. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Will Byrnes - Goodreads

A major page turner about Ebola. It is not fiction, but reads like it. A must read for anyone interested in potential biological time bombs. 10/19/14 - I know, hardly a review at all. I was not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Traveller - Goodreads

Ouch.... seems I am of the faint-hearted sort. At the point where Monet starts to literally disintegrate on his plane trip, I got a kind of anxiety attack and had to stop reading. :( ...so... it looks like I might literally not be able to read this book... Read full review

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Part Three
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Main Characters
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About the author (2012)

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.

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