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The End of October

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
 
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Towera riveting thriller and “all-too-convincing chronicle of science, espionage, action and speculation” (The Wall Street Journal)

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. Halfway across the globe, the deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security scrambles to mount a response to the rapidly spreading pandemic leapfrogging 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 and decimating the population. With his own wife and children facing diminishing 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.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A compelling read up to the last sentence. Wright has come up with a story worthy of Michael Crichton. In an eerily calm, matter-of-fact way, and backed by meticulous research, he imagines what the world would actually be like in the grip of a devastating new virus." - Richard Preston


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Title: The End of October: A novel
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
ISBN: 0-525-65865-3 / 978-0-525-65865-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The End of October: A novel
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Title: The End of October: A page-turning thriller that warned of the risk of a global virus
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Title: The End of October: A novel
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Title: The End of October: A page-turning thriller that warned of the risk of a global virus
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Title: The End of October
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Title: The End of October: A Novel
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Title: The End of October: A page-turning thriller that warned of the risk of a global virus
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