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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2004 Richard Preston. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"A totally convincing page-turner, proving that truth is scarier than fiction." (Kirkus)
"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work." (Stephen King)
"A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall." (Newsweek)
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By J. Matthews on 06-18-09

The scariest book ive ever read.

And its all true. An easy listen and well worth your time.

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By Adam on 05-14-07

Excellent

This book was one that intrigued me so much that I couldn't stop listening. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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