|By (author):||Koepp, David|
|Subject:||FICTION / Horror|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 0.80in|
|From The Publisher*|
For readers of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism
When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository.
Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.
He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards-one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?
|Review Quote*||"Chilling. . . . Propulsive. . . . Koepp is skilled at sharp, often humorous dialogue. . . . [A] taut, mordant thriller debut."|
|Review Quote*||"A terrific thriller: ambitious, audacious, gory, scary, flamboyant, and funny....[Koepp makes] a seamless, massively effective transition from the visual medium to the literary. The book doesn't read like a modestly beefed-up pitch for a movie; it's a rich, textured, and downright impossible-to-put-down story."|
|Review Quote*||"A sensational SF thriller. . . . Breakneck pacing and nonstop action. . . . Michael Crichton fans won't want to miss this one."|
|Review Quote*||"Cold Storage is The Andromeda Strain on crack: chilling end-of-the-world terror infected with wicked humour. Koepp pulls it off with style. When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this."|
|Review Quote*||"An ultra-flammable combination of science-based horror, primal nightmare-level terror, and unrelenting action, cunningly tied together by indelible characters and a satisfyingly sly, knowing sense of humor."|
|Review Quote*||To be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious is a masterstroke few writers can pull off, but Koepp manages in this incredible fiction debut that calls to mind a beautiful hybrid of Michael Crichton and Carl Hiaasen. Cold Storage is sheer thrillery goodness, and riotously entertaining.|
|Review Quote*||"A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride."|
|Review Quote*||You might as well put your plans on ice for the next twenty-four hours, as all you'll be doing is reading this book. The very definition of ‘thriller,' David Koepp's Cold Storage grabs you and shakes you and ultimately leaves you grinning.|