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Written by Richard PrestonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Preston

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: June 15, 1999
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-49522-6 (0-385-49522-6)
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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.

“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