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The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus outbreak in a surburban Washington, D.C. laboratory, with descriptions of frightening historical epidemics of rare and lethal viruses. More hair-raising than anything Hollywood could think of, because it's all true. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Preston's account of an outbreak of a strain of the Ebola virus among monkeys in a Virginia laboratory has spent more than 30 weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Hot Zone shocked the sh** out of me. Read more
Its a MUST READ for anyone who is interested in how bad things happen...in this case Ebola!!!Published 5 months ago by Gordon Heffler
Could not put this book down. Such an interesting look into a fascinating - and deadly - disease. Chilling, gripping, great read.Published 9 months ago by Mary
The book starts out a bit slow but turns into a nail-biter after that. This is the first book I can recall reading where I actually cheered out loud for one of the characters. Read morePublished 12 months ago by datagod
I read this book cover to cover, no breaks, overnight.
A very well written horror story, made all the more scarier by the fact that it's all true.
Never before in the history of this virus has this book been more relevant. I implore anyone considering reading this book to do so immediately. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jessica
A good read, a page turner even. But the tone is terribly sensationalist and the scientific details are slim to non-existent. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steve Z. Mccauley
so enjoyed the history and writing - makes us all aware that we are not as safe as we think. very well donePublished 20 months ago by jelly