The Hot Zone provides a bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus - a highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest that suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their 'crashes' into the human race. It is shocking, frightening and impossible to ignore.