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The Resource The end of October, Lawrence Wright

The end of October, Lawrence Wright

Label
The end of October
Title
The end of October
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Wright
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this propulsive medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author--Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees. At aninternment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what hefinds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions--scientific, religious, governmental--and decimating the population. As packed with suspense as it is with the riveting history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller"--
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1947-
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Wright, Lawrence
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Viruses
  • Physicians
Label
The end of October, Lawrence Wright
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Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf
Control code
BK0025719509
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780525658658
Lccn
2019033913
Label
The end of October, Lawrence Wright
Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf
Control code
BK0025719509
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780525658658
Lccn
2019033913

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