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Cold Storage: A Novel Deliciously Terrifying Two bio terrorism operatives are called on to investigate and handle a situation involving an isolated community 26 people in Australia Many years before, a NASA explorative space vehicle had exploded and some remnants landed in this country and for some reason this supposedly Harmless Container was left there Really A call came in with a claim that a man had fallen gravely ill after cleaning the outside of the unit and now there is a foreign substance leaking out o Deliciously Terrifying Two bio terrorism operatives are called on to investigate and handle a situation involving an isolated community 26 people in Australia Many years before, a NASA explorative space vehicle had exploded and some remnants landed in this country and for some reason this supposedly Harmless Container was left there Really A call came in with a claim that a man had fallen gravely ill after cleaning the outside of the unit and now there is a foreign substance leaking out of the container Imagine what happens next Fast forward 30 years later Robert Diaz, one of the original operatives is called out of retirement to again investigate this long buried deadly matter It seems that the the alarm system has been activated for unknown speculative reasons since the organism was buried 300 ft underground using every safeguard and precaution that the government and science had to offer The deadly organism fungus was stored and buried under an old warehouse that is currently used as a storage unit facility Only the government knows what is underground and they are the only ones with access entry if it was ever needed, and it is crucial to all life forms in general for the right agents with the right tools and weapons be sent underground before this situation becomes a monster of their own making Why would the alarm sound after 30 years Electrical problem Security breach What was so important that the government buried this substance instead of destroying it Why would Diaz be the only person to send on this mission instead of a younger soldier All questions will be answered and so muchwill be revealed if you just sit down and read this excitng, rapid fire book I don t have enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this book It was fast and furious, cleverly researched and written with humor blending in along the way I can t believe this was David Koepp s debut book, because he did a stellar job of describing and capturing the personalities of the quirky characters and the dangers that were involved for everyone I am so glad that this is a fictional thriller because this was a crazy and scary story I want to thank the publisher Harper Collins Books and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to read this very exciting book I highly recommend this book to any reader but especially those who enjoy Michael Crichton, Christopher Golden and Jeremy Bates If you enjoy great writing and science fiction, please don t hesitate giving this a read I have given this scary ride of a book 4 1 2 Terrifying Stars On Every Level, Cold Storage Is Pure, Unadulterated Entertainment Douglas Preston, The New York Times Book ReviewFor Fans Of The Martian, Dark Matter, And Before The Fall Comes An Astonishing Debut Thriller By The Screenwriter Of Jurassic Park A Wild And Terrifying Bioterrorism Adventure About Three Strangers Who Must Work Together To Contain A Highly Contagious, Deadly Organism That Could Destroy All Of HumanityThey Thought It Was Contained They Were WrongWhen 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 RepositoryNow, 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 ItHe 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 I m terrified and horrified and that is exactly how I want to feel after reading a science fiction book Deep in the Australian outback festered a fungi that thrived on the atmosphere around it The highly mutative mucus infected the small and isolated settlement of people who resided there, incubating and expanding inside their bodies and taking over the neural pathways to ensure their new hosts did their bidding.Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz and his partner eradicated the terrifying I m terrified and horrified and that is exactly how I want to feel after reading a science fiction book Deep in the Australian outback festered a fungi that thrived on the atmosphere around it The highly mutative mucus infected the small and isolated settlement of people who resided there, incubating and expanding inside their bodies and taking over the neural pathways to ensure their new hosts did their bidding.Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz and his partner eradicated the terrifying threat by razing the area it was contained in to the ground One small sample survived and was kept contained and chilled in an underground cold storage facility it could never escape from Decades later, the earth s core temperature as risen and this bacterial strain is back with a vengeance This time, however, it has evolved.The killer virus, possible post apocalyptic trope is much featured in media but no one has done it quite like David Koepp I m not sure why I was surprised how sublimely brilliant this was, given that Koepp was the screenwriter responsible for blockbuster hits such as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, and Mission Impossible This book, however, exemplifies his adaptability to be a great writer, in other mediums.Every sentence was perfectly crafted and honed for ultimate suspense and intrigue Reading on tenterhooks is the only expression I can conjure that will adequately describe reading this book There was violence and gore in abundance which are not to be read on a full stomach , but also sound scientific backing and authentic characters, who were not your typical cookie cutter heroes and heroines, to make the entire thing feel terrifyingly believable This evoked the cinematic experience and is definitely a story line that needs to be adapted I think Koepp might know someone who could be just the guy to do it All that hand washing and disinfecting seems so futile when you get to see how a disease can spread FROM THE PATHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW OF THE CONTAGION ITSELF It only takes one tiny speck of a fungus virus bacteria hellbent on making its way into a delicious human body, and bam you re infected Are you also a goner, soon to explode like an overfilled balloon of green sticky fungal goo Let s hope that only happens in bioterror horror movies and novels like this one but the horrible pot All that hand washing and disinfecting seems so futile when you get to see how a disease can spread FROM THE PATHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW OF THE CONTAGION ITSELF It only takes one tiny speck of a fungus virus bacteria hellbent on making its way into a delicious human body, and bam you re infected Are you also a goner, soon to explode like an overfilled balloon of green sticky fungal goo Let s hope that only happens in bioterror horror movies and novels like this one but the horrible potential is always tickling the back of our minds.If that but what if tickle is something you enjoy, then you will love David Koepp s Cold Storage If you are already freaking out over the rampant spread of COVID 19 right now, this is absolutely NOT the book for you Cold Storage by David Koepp is not the sort of book I would normally have picked up But I was intrigued when I received a copy from Harlequin Australia as part of the HQ Book Club I am now very pleased have picked this book up David Koepp is a screenwriter who has worked on Jurassic Park and Mission Impossible to name a few This was clearly evident in this book, and it would also be a fantastic movie This was a very quick and hard to put down read The story flowed really well and left you Cold Storage by David Koepp is not the sort of book I would normally have picked up But I was intrigued when I received a copy from Harlequin Australia as part of the HQ Book Club I am now very pleased have picked this book up David Koepp is a screenwriter who has worked on Jurassic Park and Mission Impossible to name a few This was clearly evident in this book, and it would also be a fantastic movie This was a very quick and hard to put down read The story flowed really well and left you wanting to keep reading It is a very entertaining read, at times dark and disturbing and at others funny and light in particular the deer in the elevator You need to read this book for that scene alone In the beginning I was worried that I was not going to like it, there was allot of scientific words and jargon but once I got through that I really enjoyed it I was also surprised when the characters visited Australia, always something that catches my attention being an Aussie.A piece of space lab debris is showing some bizarre signs and the experts are sent to investigate This brings them to a remote part of Western Australia When they get there they find a lot of dead bodies and a deadly organism living on the space junk They destroy the town but not before taking a sample This sample is returned to the US and kept in a secure underground military unit Years later the experts are once again called to stop this deadly organism spreading.Thanks to Harlequin Books Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased Give this book a go even if you don t usually read this genre You will be pleasantly surprised David Koepp began his career as a screenwriter and there s definitely a strong summer action movie vibe throughout this book.In short, fungus Anyone who s spent some time watching reading playing in the zombie apocalypse genre is likely already familiar with the Cordyceps fungus but this time it s been to space and picked up some brand new habits The book begins when the plans to keep it under wraps fail.My rating is a pretty solid liked it there s nothing hugely wrong with Cold Storage David Koepp began his career as a screenwriter and there s definitely a strong summer action movie vibe throughout this book.In short, fungus Anyone who s spent some time watching reading playing in the zombie apocalypse genre is likely already familiar with the Cordyceps fungus but this time it s been to space and picked up some brand new habits The book begins when the plans to keep it under wraps fail.My rating is a pretty solid liked it there s nothing hugely wrong with Cold Storage, but equally there s nothing hugely right David Koepp does write excellently unlikeable characters for when he needs to kill someone off his protagonists could have been a littlewell rounded, though We got some amazing back story on one of them only for us to never hear from her point of view again Most loose ends were wrapped up, without any annoying but they had forgotten THIS at the end thank you, because that trope is TIRED There were some loose ends that simply weren t addressed though, which does give some wiggle room in the event of a sequel All in all a good read, one which will probably be muchpopular than the rating I gave it Definitely a fun read, but expect some flaws This book comes with great pedigree as the author wrote the screenplay for Jurassic Park , it also comes with great premise..a eat all fungi is discovered in the 80 s in Australia but is managed and contained and no questions asked and what remains of the fungi is then sealed away hundreds of feet down in a black site mountainy thing..so far so good..the mountainy thing is sold on as a rent out locker facility and the contents hundreds of feet down are forgotten.then the This book comes with great pedigree as the author wrote the screenplay for Jurassic Park , it also comes with great premise..a eat all fungi is discovered in the 80 s in Australia but is managed and contained and no questions asked and what remains of the fungi is then sealed away hundreds of feet down in a black site mountainy thing..so far so good..the mountainy thing is sold on as a rent out locker facility and the contents hundreds of feet down are forgotten.then the fungi escapes and causes havoc The description of the fungi, how it evolves, infects and spreads is morbidly fascinating have to say and the research done amazing, however, the characters are insipid, the dialogue uninspiring and the plot follow through enough to raise your eyebrows every few paragraphs, I did read on some reviews how readers had loved the humour in the book, I didn t realise there had been any so do wonder if I missed the point altogether but wasn t as far as know a comedy book Great idea, fab research, not my kindof delivery of both3 10 2 Stars Australian outback, 1987 Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz and his partner Trini Romano have been sent to Kiwirrkurra to a town where all the residents were dying All they know that in 1979 a Skylab Space Station fell out of the sky and a chunk of it landed in Kiwirrkurra, after years of the piece sitting in the ground as a souvenir, it began to rust.A local resident cleaned the piece of Skylab awakening the fungus inside which eventually would kill the entire village, and one of the p Australian outback, 1987 Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz and his partner Trini Romano have been sent to Kiwirrkurra to a town where all the residents were dying All they know that in 1979 a Skylab Space Station fell out of the sky and a chunk of it landed in Kiwirrkurra, after years of the piece sitting in the ground as a souvenir, it began to rust.A local resident cleaned the piece of Skylab awakening the fungus inside which eventually would kill the entire village, and one of the people sent to make it safe.A small sample of the fungus Cordyceps Novus was stored in forgotten sub basement in Kansas, hoping that it would stay buried forever Unfortunately, the earth heated up and sixteen years after the sample was buried the site was deemed a cold war site and could be built on.Now in 2019 Teacake and Naomi are security guards at the storage facility built on the grounds An alarm can be heard beeping and the two investigate, unwittingly putting themselves in danger Roberto Diaz is now retired but the Pentagon wants him on route to the facility to check out what is happening as their monitors are showing activity with the fungus.It s now up to Teacake, Naomi, and Roberto to stop the fungus spreading and save the world.I m not much of a sci fi fan but I like a good mystery thriller and the synopsis intrigued me so I jumped at the chance to read it The book is certainly different from anything I ve read before I enjoyed the build up to the case and was both intrigued and a little frightened at what this fungus could do to both people and animals there is a great scene featuring a cat and a deer.The book ebbs and flows when it comes to pace The character development I was a bit unsure of as we get to read snippets about Roberto and his life and career, yet Teacake and Naomi we get all their backstory and emotions, sometimes a little too much and I started skipping over these sections as I didn t feel they added anything to the plot.Unsurprisingly given that this book has been written by a screenwriter I could certainly see this being made into a movie as everything was perfectly easy to visualise along the way, intelligently written springs to mind.It s a book I will remember and I enjoyed it immensely and read it in just a couple of days There were times when I was shocked and moments which made me giggle, there were sections which went over my head and others that put me on the edge of my seat.It s quite weird because I would say this book verged on the far fetched, unbelievable and also far too realistic at times too You will have to read it to understand what I mean If you enjoy sci fi science based books that have an air of a thriller to them, plenty of action throughout, and are very entertaining, then this is the book for you What s your guess as to whether humanity will be saved by the heroes of this book I think I must have misread the blurb for this book because I was expecting an intelligent bio thriller and instead I got a dumb horror story with fungus created zombies There s way too much back story for the characters and a lame love story Big disappointment. Three people on a plane flying to the vast outback in Western Australia where they suspected something terrible was happening But what they actually found was much worse The fungi that was mutating quickly had already killed all the small town s inhabitants Could it be contained Would the complete destruction of the town eliminate the threat It was years later when Roberto Diaz from the original three was called in to save humanity from the fungi that had once again found its way int Three people on a plane flying to the vast outback in Western Australia where they suspected something terrible was happening But what they actually found was much worse The fungi that was mutating quickly had already killed all the small town s inhabitants Could it be contained Would the complete destruction of the town eliminate the threat It was years later when Roberto Diaz from the original three was called in to save humanity from the fungi that had once again found its way into the open air and was proving to be lethal Could Diaz and two others outwit the deadly organism which killed in a matter of minutes Cold Storage is the debut novel by David Koepp and it was definitely weird Science fiction also leans toward horror some humour plenty of action gruesome descriptions and some way over the top stuff It didn t do it for me I m afraid not my type of read BUT for fans of the above, you ll love it Recommended.With thanks to Harper Collins AU for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: David Koepp

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


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