The End of October by Lawrence Wright

The End of October by Lawrence Wright

At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons–microbiologist, epidemiologist–travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi prince and doctor in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city.… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sexual assault
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction, including dead bodies
  • Graphic autopsy scene
  • Death of a parent
  • Animal death
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