A boxed volume which includes rubber gloves and a mask for handling. Thin cardboard box, printed as if made in metal, with printed metal handles to its narrow ends. The lid has a colour illust laid on, 'The Cobra Event, Orion Infectious Book'. Inside the box, a face mask and two rubber gloves (all unused), a 4 leaf glossy stapled pictorial and printed stiff card 'pamphlet' promoting The Cobra Event, listing (among other things), 'Biohazard Emergency Tin For The Trade Containing Reading Proof, Anti-Infection Gloves, Mask, and Antidote'. Uncorrected proof copy of the novel, in Fine condition. The thin cardboard box is a bit dented. There is no 'antidote' in the box. O/w contents Fine in a slightly worn but complete printed 'tin' cardboard box. Rare. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Codice inventario libreria
From the author of the hugely acclaimed The Hot Zone comes a terrifying tale of bioweaponry research gone bad. Richard Preston has drawn from expert scientific, medical, military, and intelligence sources to ensure that, as he states, "the historical background is real, the government structures real, and the science is real or based on what is possible."
Five days ago, a homeless man on a Times Square subway platform died in agony as startled commuters looked on. Yesterday, a teenager at a private girls' school on the Upper East Side started having violent, uncontrollable spasms. Within minutes, she too was dead. Dr. Alice Austen, a medical pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, is the only one who knows the two deaths are connected. What she fears is that they represent the beginning of a horrific national catastrophe. . . .
Review: In New York City in the late '90s, a 17-year-old girl heads off to her private school even though she has a cold. By art class her nose is gushing mucus and she's severely disoriented. Within seconds, it seems, she's in convulsions and, most bizarrely, can't stop biting herself. All the reader can do is hope she'll die quickly, but Kate Moran's body still has a few more disgusting turns to undergo, and Richard Preston--a Jacobean master of ceremonies par excellence--takes us through them in bizarre and bloody detail.
Clearly, whatever Kate had was a head cold with a scientific vengeance. Preston's heroine, Alice Austen, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, realizes--in the first of several gripping autopsy scenes--that the girl's nervous system had been virtually destroyed. So far, only one other person is known to have died in the same way, but he was a homeless man. Austen must connect the two cases, seemingly linked only by the subway, before the media gets hold of them and drums up a paranoia-fest--and before the virus's creator can kill again.
The Cobra Event is itself a paranoia-fest, a provocative thriller that makes you wonder exactly how much bioterrorism is taking place in the real world. Preston, best known for his terrifying chronicle of the Ebola virus, The Hot Zone, and other impeccably researched nonfictions, is not content to create fast-paced nightmarish scenes. His novel is instead a complex morality tale anchored in uncomfortable fact. Preston is keen to convey the "invisible history" of bioweapons engineering and, equally, to show the unsung heroism of his scientific detectives (along with that of the nurses and technicians who literally sacrifice their lives for medicine). Like their creator, these characters are not without a sense of humor. One calls the manmade virus "the ultimate head cold." Readers will never forget literally dozens of scenes and will never again see the subway, rodents, autopsy knives, and--above all--runny noses in the same light.
Titolo: The Cobra Event. The Infectious Promotion.
Casa editrice: Orion
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: Fine
Edizione: First UK edition..
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Descrizione libro Orion 1998 Paperback, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. As more and more people die, Alice Austen from the Centre for Disease Control has to find an answer. No one has heard of this disease before; it is just too efficient to be natural. It would take a scientific genius to design such a disease, a genius bordering on madness; madness born out of the belief that there are just too many people in the world. Ex Library 432 pages. Codice libro della libreria 602148
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