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.
©1999 Richard Preston (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
I learned a lot of new things this from this "The Hot Zone!" I was absolutely clueless to a lot of the viruses mentioned. I know much more about filoviruses and other diseases/viruses after reading. It's a very enjoyable book and I love how the book ties all of its characters together.
I really enjoyed this book. Narration is a little clinical, and I take issue with some of the medical pronunciations, but the details seem to be very accurate and the author does a good job of portraying the human element as victim/patient, care giver, researcher, and responder.
This is an awesome, true, scientific, adventure that is splendidly narrated! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a heavy scientific adventure!
This is an interesting subject and book. I thought it we a little too repetitive at times. The treatment of the monkeys is very hard to listen too. It is terrible what we do to them. This was news to me. There has robe a better way to benefit science.
The audio version was good for me because it helped me complete the book in a timely manner without having to keep track of the print version. After using the audio version, I purchased the written!
It was real-world people and situations...not an embellishment of the truth.
The discovery of the virus in the caves in Africa.
If I could have, I would have...!
Loved the story line and really got my interest peaked in the study of Virology!
I enjoyed the story but there is a lot of unimportant detail included. it has absolutely no relevance to the story and, in my opinion, it doesn't fit into the narration.
After a few parts where I thought it would bring some explanation (that would later turn out to be important), I learnt to ignore it and skipped ahead.
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