Cold Storage

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Pub Date 23 Sep 2019 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2019

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The astonishing debut novel 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 humour. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?


The astonishing debut novel 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.


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Advance Praise

PRAISE FOR COLD STORAGE

‘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 Hiassen. 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

‘Koepp has resurrected Crichton, injecting every page with dark humour and humanity. You’ll be laughing one minute and checking your long-term survival plan the next’ Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times-bestselling author of VOX

‘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

‘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

PRAISE FOR COLD STORAGE

‘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...


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