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The Hot Zone

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  • The Hot Zone (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (1995)
    by Richard Preston

    The Hot Zone

    Hardcover, Turtleback Books
    1995
    English
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    422 pages

    ISBN: 0785775978
    ISBN-13: 9780785775973

    The true story of how a deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in a Washington, D.C., animal test lab. In a matter of days, 90% of the primates exposed to the virus are dead, and secret government forces are mobilized to stop the spread of this exotic "hot" virus.

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Reviews of The Hot Zone

Overall customer rating: 4.401
gnomey

The Hot Zone

by gnomey on May 26, 2010

The first part of this book was really exciting - the true story of ebola breaking out in Africa, in horrifying detail. Later, as the story focused on some army scientists dealing with an outbreak in monkeys in Washington D.C., it lost a lot of steam. The strain the monkeys had wasn't transmittable ... More

AegyptiStalker

Must Read!

by AegyptiStalker on Feb 26, 2010

I've read this book twice, and both times couldn't put it down. For anyone in the profession dealing with disease on any level, this is a must own. For the casual reader, you may have nightmares, but it will give you a sense of reality that you will look for again in other books. More

harryspetdonkey

A KILLER!

by harryspetdonkey on Nov 16, 2008

This was a great book. Plenty of gore and suspense was obviously a goal of preston when he wrote this book. He was well researched and unbiased. He put you back during this time period, and made you feel the effects of the Filoviruses. He put us in the shoes of the characters and made us feel what ... More

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