Gripping, fascinating science written in a flowing, easily digested style. To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. I was utterly enthralled by this book. You'll find the familiar subjects here; Ebola, HIV, etc. But you'll also find viruses you've likely never heard of, learn how biological reservoirs work (as much as they are understood at least), and the vital role of amplifiers in the lives of certain viruses. The various viruses are almost characters in and of themselves as the author delves into how, and why, they do what they do. Even the largely speculative chapter on how HIV might have gotten out of rural Africa and into the cities is fascinating.
If you loved The Hot Zone, this is that book's bigger, brainier sibling. If you are at all interested in biology and physical science, you MUST read this book.