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Barcode50887000116560
LocationHamlin
TitleThe end of October / Lawrence Wright.
AuthorWright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
Call NoFIC WRI
CollectionAdult Fiction
Volume1
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0525658653 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 0593081145
International Standard Book Number 9780525658658 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 9780525658665 electronic book
International Standard Book Number 9780593081143 (paperback)
Personal Name Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
Title Statement The end of October / Lawrence Wright.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ©2020
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Physical Description xi, 380 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note "This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Summary, Etc. Lawrence Wright, The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, now gives us an electrifying thriller about a mysterious killer virus bringing to the world to its knees. At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will have staggering repercussions. At the same time, halfway across the globe, the deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security scrambles to mount a response to the rapidly spreading pandemic leap-frogging around the world, which she believes may be the result of an act of biowarfare. And a rogue experimenter in man-made diseases is preparing his own terrifying solution. As already-fraying global relations begin to snap, the virus slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions - scientific, religious, governmental - and decimating the population. With his own wife and children facing diminsihing odds of survival, Henry travels from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia to his home base at the CDC in Atlanta, searching for a cure and for the origins of this seemingly unknowable disease. The End of October is a one-of-a-kind thriller steeped in real-life political and scientific implications, filled with the insight that has been the hallmark of Wright's acclaimed nonfiction, and the full-tilt narrative suspense that only the best fiction can offer. -- From dust jacket.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Communicable diseases Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Epidemics Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Epidemiologists Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Epidemiologists. (OCoLC)fst00914089 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Disaster. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Thrillers / Medical. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Thrillers / Political. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Physicians Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Physicians Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Physicians. (OCoLC)fst01062841 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pilgrims and pilgrimages Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Quarantine Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Quarantine. (OCoLC)fst01085153 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Viruses Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Viruses Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Viruses. (OCoLC)fst01167771 fast
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Saudi Arabia Fiction. sears
Index Term-Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction. (OCoLC)fst01921574
Index Term-Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Index Term-Genre/Form Medical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Medical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01922467
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Index Term-Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01726755
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Wright, Lawrence, 1947- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. The end of October (DLC) 2019033914 9780525658665

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