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The Cobra Event by Richard   Preston
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Jan 21, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: the_apocalypse, lasciate-ogne-speranza-voi-ch-intra
Read 2 times. Last read January 10, 2009.

The author is one of the best one note melodist’s I know of. The creatures that are going to get us are not monstrous with fangs, claws, and intentions of eliminating humans. They will be microbe critters and that last part may be true. “Coba Event” is a novel follow up to his essay-like polemic on the Ebola virus “The Hot Zone.” Will the hero(ine) save us from a bioterrorism? Who cares? The novel is grisly, realistic and infused with enough sense of panic to qualify as a ‘page turner.’ In keeping with my apparent ‘apocalypse’ mood this month, I am rereading a few doomsday books I thought were great at the time. “The Hot Zone” was much better. But, this one will do for a quick thrill if you have a couple hours from some chicken little drivel.

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