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The Cobra Event

Richard Preston

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A deadly virus - and a desperate race against time.
'One of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my entire life' Stephen King

One spring morning in New York City a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she begins to attack her own body in the most hideous way imaginable.

Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the autopsies reveal that a previously unknown virus is at large. It replicates horribly fast, it is always fatal - and is just too efficient to be entirely natural.

When the Centre for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate, her discoveries precipitate a national crisis.

THE COBRA EVENT is a dramatic, heart-stopping thriller of an all-too-real threat.

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Praise for The Cobra Event

  • One of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my entire life

  • Utterly engrossing ... will make your blood curdle - WASHINGTON POST

  • Why did I stay up until 2am finishing this book, scared out of my wits all the way...? Utterly terrifying ... but wonderfully readable - NEWSWEEK

  • Move over Stephen King and Michael Crichton

  • First rate ... the book scared the living daylights out of me - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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