The hot zone

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Anchor Books, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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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.

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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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Wonderfully grahic and disgusting. Beautiful descriptions and vomit inducing scenes.

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

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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Richard Preston is the bestselling author of "The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer," and the novel "The Cobra Event," A writer for "The New Yorker" since 1985, Preston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award. He also holds an award from the American Institute of Physics. Preston lives outside of New York City.