Cold Storage

Cold Storage

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'Gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding, and also pretty goddamn funny in places. You need to get on this right away.' Stephen King
'Jurrassic Park screenwriter Koepp's jaunty debut ... it's Michael Crichton with laughs'Financial Times
When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction.


Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. And only Diaz knows how to stop it.


He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again . . . before it's too late.



Praise for Cold Storage:



'When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this' Linwood Barclay


'Pure, unadulterated entertainment' New York Times


'A gripping, fast-paced outbreak thriller' Sci-Fi Now


'A chilling first novel [with] cinematic flair . . . it's scary, and a great deal of fun'Daily Mail


'A novel that reads like one of [Koepp's] movies: occasionally frightening, often humorous and always fast-paced' Mail on Sunday


'The book's strengths include the Stephen King-like way humour is interwoven with horror and Koepp's enthralling conjuring of the fungus, which becomes as vivid as its human co-leads' Sunday Times Culture
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 33mm | 610g
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008334501
  • 9780008334505
  • 92,737

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Praise for Cold Storage:



'Gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding, and also pretty goddamn funny in places. You need to get on this right away.' Stephen King


'Jurrassic Park screenwriter Koepp's jaunty debut ... it's Michael Crichton with laughs'Financial Times


'You'll be grinning and gagging in equal measure' SFX


'To be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious is a masterstroke few writers can pull off, but Koepp manages in this incredible fiction debut that calls to mind a beautiful hybrid of Michael Crichton and Carl Hiassen. Cold Storage is sheer thrillery goodness, and riotously entertaining' Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter


'A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride' Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author


'You might as well put your plans on ice for the next twenty-four hours, as all you'll be doing is reading this book. The very definition of 'thriller,' David Koepp's Cold Storage grabs you and shakes you and ultimately leaves you grinning' Scott Frank, Academy Award-nominated writer of Logan and Out of Sight


'Cold Storage is The Andromeda Strain on crack: chilling end-of-the-world terror infected with wicked humour. Koepp pulls it off with style. When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this' Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author


'An ultra-flammable combination of science-based horror, primal nightmare-level terror, and unrelenting action, cunningly tied together by indelible characters and a satisfyingly sly, knowing sense of humour' Steven Soderbergh, Academy Award-winning director of Traffic and Ocean's Eleven
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About David Koepp

David Koepp is a celebrated American screenwriter and director best known for his work on Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds and Mission: Impossible. His work on screen has grossed over $6 billion worldwide.
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Rating details

2,091 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 19% (403)
4 41% (860)
3 29% (612)
2 8% (174)
1 2% (42)
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