Cold Storage

David Koepp

fiction Horror Science Fiction Thriller
dark tense fast-paced

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For readers of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut 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 humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

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Moods

tense 71%
dark 57%
mysterious 42%
adventurous 28%
funny 28%
hopeful 14%
informative 14%

Pace

fast 71%
medium 28%

Strong character development?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

3.52
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