Cold Storage: A Novel (Hardcover)


 

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Cold Storage made real biology scary again (not that anyone was asking for that). A combination of realistic situations and realistic science made me sit on the edge of my seat; Hoping the characters I've come to care about will somehow survive the merciless biological drive of an uncaring fungus.

— Belle

Description


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?

About the Author


David Koepp is a celebrated American screenwriter and director best known for his work on Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Panic Room, and War of the World. His work on screen has grossed over $6 billion worldwide.

Praise For…


“Chilling. . . . Propulsive. . . . Koepp is skilled at sharp, often humorous dialogue. . . . [A] taut, mordant thriller debut.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“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.”
Booklist (starred review)

“A sensational SF thriller. . . . Breakneck pacing and nonstop action. . . . Michael Crichton fans won’t want to miss this one.”
Publishers Weekly

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.”
Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs

“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.”
Steven Soderbergh, Academy Award-winning director of Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven

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.
Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

“A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride.”
Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins

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.
Scott Frank, Academy Award-nominated writer of Logan and Out of Sight


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062916433
ISBN-10: 0062916432
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English