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The End of October by Lawrence Wright

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 ThrillerFiction

The End of October, Lawrence Wright

Wow. Lawrence Wright must have really polished up his crystal ball before writing this medical/political thriller, released in late April. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, he has a knack for describing history and its relevance today, capturing both the big political picture and the significant details that make characters memorable and wholly human.

It’s clear Wright interviewed many people with a good sense of what is needed to deal with a pandemic and how far short of that America’s capacity has been. He layers in solid scientific information about the way pandemics spread, how viruses affect the body and problems in developing treatments and vaccines. Most readers will appreciate all this background, though some may lack an appetite for it...

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