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Book Review | The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Date Published | June 15, 1999

Book Club Date | August 2021

Goodreads Rating | 5

Overall | This is my favorite ebola book from Richard Preston and if you’re new to the subject, I’d start here. He literally knows everything there is to know about the virus.

Pros | Great storytelling format for a factual historical account of ebola’s emergence

Cons | None

Warnings | None

POV | Second Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | Yes

Description | 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.

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
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