The Cobra Event by Richard Preston


Reviewed by Joe Hightower, Friends of the Library Board Member

The best book I read this year was The Cobra Event by Richard Preston.  It isn't a recent novel (1998, actually) but I only learned of it after reading Micro , which was started by Michael Crichton and completed by Richard Preston.  The Cobra Event is similar to a Crichton book in that it is very exciting but has a strong science foundation.  In this time of frequent acts of terrorism, it is a very plausible and scary story.