The Hot Zone - Part 3, Chapter 1 Insertion Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 3, Chapter 1 Insertion Summary

Jerry Jaax and Gene Johnson gather all the equipment used for the Kitum Cave expedition and load it into unmarked vans. They drive to Reston as the Washington Post is carrying a story about the Ebola outbreak in the monkey house. Colonel C.J. Peters has managed to downplay the severity of the operation to avoid a panic.

They park their vehicles out of sight behind the monkey house. They also develop a system for getting personnel into the building that includes putting their space suits on inside in case a reporter were to come around the building. Jaax is the first person in. He suits up and walks down a long hallway that serves as sort of an airlock between the Level 4 area and the outside world. He and his partner, Captain Mark Haines check out the animals...

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