The Hot Zone - Part 1, Chapter 4 A Woman and a Soldier Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 1, Chapter 4 A Woman and a Soldier Summary

The setting now shifts to 4 years later in the town of Thurmont, Maryland, home to Major Nancy Jaax. She and her husband, Jerry, both serve in the Veterinary Corps of the U.S. Army at Fort Detrick in the nearby town of Frederick. She is a petite, determined woman who oversees their family of two children, a parrot, a python, and two dogs. She has faced obstacles as a woman in the Army and studies martial arts as a way to advance her career, as well as to smooth out her hand motion, which others felt was too quick and could be a hindrance when working in dangerous situations (? This sentence is very awkward and raises more questions than it answers, but I can't fix it. What kind of obstacles? How does studying martial arts...

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