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The End of October
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A riveting and prescient thriller - from Pulitzer Prize winner, Lawrence Wright - that shows one man's race against time to save the world from a killer virus . . .

About the Author

LAWRENCE WRIGHT is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of ten books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and God Save Texas, and one previous novel, God's Favorite. His books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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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 bestseller. * New York Post *
Eerily prescient. Too bad our leaders lack his foresight. * The New York Times *
Featuring accounts of past plagues and pandemics, descriptions of pathogens and how they work, and dark notes about global warming, the book produces deep shudders . . . A disturbing, eerily timed novel. * Kirkus Reviews *
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 *
This timely literary page-turner shows Wright is on a par with the best writers in the genre. * Publishers Weekly *

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