Cold Storage
David Koepp, Read by Rupert Friend

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Narrated By: Rupert Friend

Duration: 8 hours and 6 minutes

What to expect

‘Gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding’ Stephen King

Shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the Year

‘Frightening’ Mail on Sunday

They thought it was contained. They were wrong.

After decades underground in a forgotten sub-basement, a highly mutative organism – capable of extinction-level destruction – has found its way out.

Only Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz can stop it. With the help of two unwitting security guards, he has one night to quarantine this horror, before it destroys all of humanity.

‘You need to get on this right away’ Stephen King

‘Chilling end-of-the-world terror’ Linwood Barclay

‘Pure entertainment’ New York Times

‘A gripping, fast-paced outbreak thriller’ Sci-Fi Now

chilling Daily Mail

Frightening Mail on Sunday

‘Riotously entertaining’ Blake Crouch

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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Praise for Cold Storage:

‘Gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding, and also pretty goddamn funny in places. You need to get on this right away.’ Stephen King

Jurrassic Park screenwriter Koepp’s jaunty debut … it’s Michael Crichton with laughs’ Financial Times

‘You’ll be grinning and gagging in equal measure’ SFX

‘To be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious is a masterstroke few writers can pull off, but Koepp manages in this incredible fiction debut that calls to mind a beautiful hybrid of Michael Crichton and Carl Hiassen. Cold Storage is sheer thrillery goodness, and riotously entertaining’ Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

‘A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride’ Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author

‘You might as well put your plans on ice for the next twenty-four hours, as all you’ll be doing is reading this book.  The very definition of ‘thriller,’ David Koepp’s Cold Storage grabs you and shakes you and ultimately leaves you grinning’ Scott Frank, Academy Award-nominated writer of Logan and Out of Sight

Cold Storage is The Andromeda Strain on crack: chilling end-of-the-world terror infected with wicked humour. Koepp pulls it off with style. When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this’ Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author

‘An ultra-flammable combination of science-based horror, primal nightmare-level terror, and unrelenting action, cunningly tied together by indelible characters and a satisfyingly sly, knowing sense of humour’ Steven Soderbergh, Academy Award-winning director of Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven