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The end of October

Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshipers in the annual Hajj to Mecca.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Medical fiction
Suspense fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
The end of October
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
(DLC) 2019033914
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Wright
ISBN: 9780525658658 0525658653
OCLC Number: 1111652403
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Description: xi, 380 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence Wright.

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"At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshipers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions - scientific, religious, governmental - and decimating the population."--Provided by publisher.

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