Even more frightening than Preston's story about the fictitious Cobra virus, however, is the truth that lies beneath it. As the author writes in his introduction, "The nonfiction roots of this book run deep.... My sources include eyewitnesses who have seen a variety of biological-weapons installations in different countries, and people who have developed and tested strategic bioweapons." In fact, the only reason The Cobra Event was not written as nonfiction is that none of Preston's sources would go on record.
The book I read “The Cobra Event” is a very detailed and really gruesome book. The book starts off in the late 1990’s in New York. A girl by the name of Kate Moran, who is well later to be known as the first victim from a mysterious virus, lived her life as a usual laid back teenager. Well one day at school, out of no where, Richard Preston, which is the author, goes into great detail of Kate’s spontaneous reaction toward the virus that she had gotten that no one had known at the time. She has a terrible seizure and dies at the end of the first chapter.
This was the final project in my Bio-Technology class. It is a movie trailer based on the novel "The Cobra Event" by Richard Preston. The quality is rather poor since we had to use a normal digital camera instead of a camcorder.
Woven throughout the novel are sections of straight nonfiction reporting that reveal the terrifying truth about the development of biological weapons and the clandestine operations of Russia and Iraq. Three years of research and more than 100 interviewswithhigh-level sources in the FBI, the U.S. military, and the scientific community went into The Cobra Event. The result is sure to shock you.
|Title: The Cobra Event|
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-7528-1704-3 / 978-0-7528-1704-0 (UK edition)
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