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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Wright, Lawrence
Title: The end of October
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "In this propulsive medical 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, 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 worshippers 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. As packed with suspense as it is with the riveting history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525658658
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525658665
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3573.R53685
Item number: E53 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.54
Dates associated with a name: 1947-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: by Lawrence Wright.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2005
: New York :
: Alfred A. Knopf,
: 2020.
Extent: 380 pages cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
General note: This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 08/03/2020
Purchase price: 27.95
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Suspense fiction.
Main entry heading: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
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Title: The end of October
Record control number: (DLC) 2019033914
International Standard Book Number: 9780525658665
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