My rating: 3 of 5 stars An OK book and escapist enough but would not recommend it to anyone. Too much telling, not enough showing. Each chapter began and ended with an unnecessary summary. The narrative technique deployed could have … Continue reading
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Had Preston focused solely on smallpox, this story could have been on the level with HOT ZONE. By trying to weave the anthrax attacks of 2001, Preston fractured the narrative and lost momentum with the larger story (the history, eradication, and bio-warfare threat of a resurrected smallpox virus). I felt he tried to connect the two to the detriment of the story. Bummed to say the least. THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER had real potential. It just wasn’t met. With that said, I am looking forward to reading Preston’s other works like THE COBRA EVENT and PANIC IN LEVEL 4.