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
Richard Preston ist der Autor verschiedener Tatsachen-Thriller. u.a. des internationalen Bestsellers Hot Zone. Er schreibt seit 1985 für den New Yorker und lebt in der Nähe von New York City.