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    Brought to you by Penguin.

    In this riveting thriller - from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author - Dr Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.

    At an internment camp in Indonesia, 47 people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons - microbiologist, epidemiologist - 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 worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. 

    As international tensions rise and governments enforce unprecedented measures, Henry finds himself in a race against time to track the source and find a cure - before it’s too late....

    ©2020 Lawrence Wright (P)2020 Penguin Audio

    Commentaires

    "An eerily prescient novel about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global.... A page-turner that has the earmarks of an instant best seller." (New York Post

    "Eerily prescient. Too bad our leaders lack his foresight." (The New York Times

    "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, author of The Hot Zone

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    • Greg
    • 16/05/2020

    A Prescient Novel for Our Times

    The End of October is a gripping read with a sympathetic protagonist. The author has certainly done his homework and it was chilling to see how ficticional events so accurately mirrored the real-life events presently unfolding during the Coronavirus pandemic. The author weaves some fascinating insights into the story about previous pandemics, diseases and plagues, and the scientists that worked to contain them. I did feel, however, that there were gaps in the narrative, so much so that I thought that I had missed some chapters. I wondered if this was due to some overzealous editing. I would be very surprised if the movie rights hadn’t already been snapped up and the book lends itself nicely to a sequel.

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    • Stephen Marsh
    • 13/05/2020

    One third interesting, two thirds misery slog

    The first third of the book, as the scientists grapple with the virus was interesting and even compelling, given our situation. The performance by the reader was very good. Then, for me at least, it turned into a slog of never ending misery, as the central characters are caught up in the pandemic. While reading the chapters on the children I found myself absolutely reviling Henry. That made it very difficult to keep going,as I felt we were meant to sympathize with him and his plight.

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    • Caroline Strunk
    • 10/01/2021

    Great book

    Great Plot, amazing narration, overall a must read, can not put it down until finished