The Hot Zone by Richard Preston | Digest & Review
The Hot Zone is a novel written by Richard Preston that is based on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the 1980s. It happened at a medical research facility that housed monkeys in Reston, Virginia. Author Richard Preston also writes about and recounts other viral outbreaks that have happened, specifically those that plagued Africa. It is packed with scientific and medical drama, and it is made all the more terrifying because it is based on true events.
Best-selling horror author Stephen King described The Hot Zone as “horrifying.” People have called The Hot Zone a “page-turner” and said it is one of the best novels in the Popular Science genre.
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