Review of The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola VirusThe 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. I found the plausible author suggestions about the causes and roots of Ebola a welcomed and informative look at reality. The Reston Ebola that took up most of the book due to the virus' release in Virginia, displayed just how incompetent some higher ups in the bureaucracies really are.

Where did the author get the clearance to see this kind of data? It's a mindblowing book. I especially liked it because I am researching a novel with an Ebola scare in it. The factual non-fiction book inspired me with its knock-your-socks-off revelations. The author, Richard Preston could write a great thriller. His mixing of facts with the real lives of the people involved in Ebola research, complete with great descriptions and characterizations, made for page-turning, stay-up-all-night reading. Highly recommended. 6 ****** stars.

Scarier than S. King, Really!

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