The Hot Zone

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

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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic.

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 104 x 173 x 25mm | 204g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0385479565
  • 9780385479561
  • 118,222

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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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Review Text

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

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

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

"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work."
--Stephen King
"Popular science writing at its best and the year's most infectious page-turner."
--People
"A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall."
--Newsweek
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About Richard Preston

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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92,237 ratings
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4 38% (35,271)
3 18% (16,227)
2 3% (3,052)
1 1% (1,058)
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