In the heart of the rain forest, something deadly is stirring Older than life itself, it feeds on the living, silently, mercilessly, with a speed and fatality matched only by the terror these paleovirus' gruesome symptoms provoke. Patrick Lynch's Carriers captures this fear, and presents a world where the war between mankind and nature makes any victory for science temporary at best. When a plague-like outbreak strikes Indonesia, and a team of American biological warfare experts are brought in to discover its source, they find only corpses and riddles without answers -- until Holly Becker arrives. She's come to the jungle to find her two young daughters, likely victims of the terrible plague, and in her quest may lie the secret to the terror which threatens to engulf them all.
Thrilling, engrossing, and as timely as today's headlines, Carriers is that rare novel that rivals the finest nonfiction in its research, accuracy, and credibility. Like Richard Preston's The Hot Zone, Carriers will horrify, but also compel us to think long and hard about altering the world around us.
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John Glover won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance in Love! Valour! Compassion!. He has appeared in the films Melvin and Howard, Annie Hall, Scrooged, White Nights, and Julia. He appeared in the television movie An Early Frost.From Publishers Weekly:
As if Richard Preston's The Hot Zone wasn't scary and exciting enough, here's a fictional account of the eruption of an ebola-like virus in a tropical setting-in this case, Sumatra. A U.S. Army medical team is sent out to seek the source of the plague at the jungle camp of an American scientist who hasn't answered radio calls for weeks. As more victims succumb, the Indonesian government takes draconian measures and the American team struggles with the jungle and the Indonesians. Meanwhile, the ex-wife of the missing scientist shows up, searching for her twin 12-year-old daughters. Lynch maintains a brisk pace as he focuses on the spread of the disease and on the search for its source and vector. High-tech medical detail boosts realism, while the author's penchant for melodrama, including numerous cliffhangers and scenes drenched in blood and other bodily fluids, may distract readers from dwelling on the two-dimensional characters and hard-to-swallow anticlimax. This is no match or substitute for the Preston, however, and Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain remains the outbreak novel to beat. 100,000 first printing; Literary Guild selection; audio rights to Random House Audio.
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Book Description Mandarin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 749314001