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

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Description


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.

"From the Paperback edition.

About the Author


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.
www.richardpreston.net

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385495226
ISBN-10: 0385495226
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 1999
Pages: 352
Language: English