Spotlight on a Book: The End of October by Lawrence Wright is a riveting medical thriller with an unlikely but appealing hero that races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.
In Indonesia, 47 people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons, microbiologist and epidemiologist, travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe. As packed with suspense as it is with the fascinating history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has written a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller (Goodreads.com).
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