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Absolute Zero [Kindle Edition]

Frederick Aldrich
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself.

An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Could Ebola be used as a terrorist weapon?

Written in 1997, Absolute Zero is the tale of just such an attack on America. It is the story of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale for those who believe that biological weapons are unlikely to be used here.

Pray that it never comes to pass.



Product Details

  • File Size: 763 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Pentland Press (May 4, 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MKPLSQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous plot and action June 30, 2001
Format:Hardcover
I read 3-4 books a week for 30 years and more and I usually cannot find anything that is original and captivating. I was so shocked that this book was so good in developing the suspense and the character development was terrific, but what was really awesome was the technical data and research that was highly readable and educational and seamlessly fitted in. I just loved it!! I will buy anything this author writes in the future.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hindsight July 15, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I read this book, Absolute Zero, when it first came out. (Disclosure: I proof read it along with William Burroughs) It was a great thriller then; and in hindsight, this book was the first thing I thought about when the terrorist attack happened on Sept. 11, 2001.
Read it and enjoy a thriller that will change your awareness of transportation.
It was way ahead of its time.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pulp fiction for a digital age September 23, 2012
By Peter
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have to admit I've not completed the book yet, and may well give up on it. The plot is potentially interesting, although the few characters that are given more than a stereotypical introduction have not featured greatly so far. My biggest criticism though is that the author's, reasonably frequent, poor choice of words or phrases. This gives the impression that he is relying on a Thesaurus rather than an innate understanding or appreciation of the language. The opening paragraphs seemed cliched, and almost put me off before the book had had a chance to get going. Later in the text, the author has a tendency to misuse words in a way that, for me, immediately breaks the flow of the narrative. An example would be the paragraph "But the mutation in batch C73 had decimated the sample killing everything". Of the many words the author could have picked for that sentence, it seems a shame he picked "decimated"; a word with an interesting history and etymology, to describe killing one in every ten, but certainly not meaning to annihilate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Political Ramblings October 25, 2013
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I could not finish this book, so it is surprising I give it 3 stars. This is because when there is some action, it is well written and exciting. However the politics put me to sleep.

There are those that will like this kind of book. Indeed, you only have to look at the number of 4 and 5 star reviews to see this. Though I would not class this author with Clancy or Le Carre, this book reminds me of them. As I said before the action is there is you wait for it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish this one December 9, 2012
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The writing did not grab, captivate or entice me to continue this story. I quit about the time little Timmy's friend Billy left the country...
There may be a lot of action later on, but too much mundane detail drove me to skimming, then quitting instead of hanging in there for the Big Finish.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor word choices May 24, 2014
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I just can't get into this book. It may have a good plot, but the wordy, jerky dialogue is just too much punishment for me to consider continuing to try reading it. Perhaps a good editor would do some good.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent first effort! Truly engaging. Intelligent! August 15, 1999
Format:Hardcover
Fred is a friend of mine and I am proud of his most excellent first effort. This book is intelligent, engaging and truly interesting. A delightful read! A unique and enthralling story of high-tech terrorism played out in the heartland of modern-day America. This is a fun and truly engaging read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I did not like the ending! April 26, 2014
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With that said, I did enjoy the book. The two stories merging in to one helped me to keep track of what was going on. I will definitely read more books by this author
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dishonest advertizing
Somebody is fibbing. This book is not about, "An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. Read more
Published 2 days ago by D. Cunningham
1.0 out of 5 stars Thought the book was mainly crap and boring
The description of the book -" An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sirius Book Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Although this was a good read (very cinematic
Although this was a good read (very cinematic, jumping from one character's story to another until they all converge), the synopsis of the book on Amazon is FALSE ADVERTISING. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Carolyn
1.0 out of 5 stars Contrived
Wooden characters, contrived plot, really weak dialogue.

But the concept is interesting, if only in light of the current Ebola epidemic.
Published 4 days ago by IMTanuki
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner and eerily about an Ebola threat.
I was mesmerized by this story which explained the Ebola virus threat better than CDC has to date. A fast paced story you won't be able to put down.
Published 6 days ago by Richard N Owens
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling!
Very good story. Once into it, very hard to put down. Bit slow to start but worth sticking to it. Recommend to anyone who likes thrillers.
Published 11 days ago by gramcam
4.0 out of 5 stars real good read
This was a really good read. Kept me turning pages to see what happened next. I would recommend it for anyone liking action
Published 2 months ago by Jimq49
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling
this is a fast moving story full of suspense and action. great plot and story lines.
Published 3 months ago by Laura
3.0 out of 5 stars and a great read! The only problem is
It is well written, and a great read! The only problem is, the author spends so much time setting up everything and investing in the characters, only to abruptly end it, that it is... Read more
Published 3 months ago by bunky2
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Zero
A good read. The story flows well though the last few chapters slightly disappointing with the overkill in the mayhem delivered.
Published 3 months ago by Anjay Vather
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More About the Author

A Chicago native, my first sampling of international travel was a piano master class at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, followed by studies in Barcelona and Costa Rica, all of which whetted my appetite for more.

Reasoning that a 'new frontier' might be interesting, I journeyed to mainland China in January of 1982, at a time when few Westerners had traveled there. This was followed by a long career in importing from Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and and China.

As anyone who's crossed the Pacific knows, there's plenty of 'time to spare'. After reading hundreds of thrillers, I decided to write my own - Absolute Zero in 1999, Two Peasants and a President in 2012, - The Final Inhumanity in 2013 and my newest - The Doomsday Diary in 2014 are currently available on Kindle.

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