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 virus. The book tells this dramatic story, giving an account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race.
This book sent chills down my spine, and with it being a work of non fiction that says a lot about the book and what Preston wrote. I had nightmares for weeks about the Ebola virus. It is chilling and terrifying to know that this is what really goes on in our world, that a disease can do so much damage and no one can stop it right now.
This is a must read for anyone who likes horror novels, this really a non-fiction horror novel. It will scare you, enthrall you and really make you think twice before going into the darker regions of the world.
Well, I can report that it's still really freaking scary. It is, in fact, terrifying and horrific and deeply fascinating, and so gripping that I truly had difficulty putting it down to go to bed (and not just because I was mildly worried that it might give me nightmares). And now I don't think I'm ever going to be able to look at any of those plague-wipes-out-humanity post-apocalyptic science fiction stories the same way again. That scenario is way, way more plausible than I really want to think about.
Great book. Reads like a thriller.
Reads as fiction. Scary because it isn't fiction.
Very very good read. Totally awesome.
Nerve-wraking. Great read.
Scarier than most fiction, horror books because of detail and fact that it all actually happened. Very exciting.
Amazing. Easy read and very informative.
Fantastic! Easy to read because it seems like fiction- but it's NOT!
And if you thought descriptions of the Black Plague were bad you ain't seen nothing yet. Death by filovirus would have to be one of the worst ways to go. Your body literally liquifies while you are still alive. Blood pours from every orifice. Every organ fails and half of them pass out of your body before you're gone. You end up a mess of slime and bone.
We have close many times and it's getting more likely that we will soon face a serious pandemic. Let's just hope it's not something with a mortality rate like Ebola Zaire.