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The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone

by Richard Preston

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.

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Lexile Measure
1030L
Number of Pages
448
Genre
Informational Text

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Richard Preston Richard Preston is the author of "The Hot Zone."

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