- Title Cold Storage
- Author David Koepp
- Year 2019
- Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
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.
I picked this book up because they billed it as from the screenwriter of Jurassic Park - of course I’m going to want to read it. And then I heard the author talking on an old Script Notes podcast and was even more keen!
I loved it, which wasn’t a surprise. The story is your basic thriller - a killer fungus is on the loose and someone needs to stop it. You wouldn’t expect that someone to be two kids with part-time jobs at a self-storage facility, but hey, you never know who’s going to be a hero!
You can feel the screenwriter coming through from the very beginning - the image of the fungus eating through the boot of Hero as she climbs the ladder, it was so vivid I could and still can picture it. I also liked that the fungus was a character, learning, evolving, growing, not just a scientific enemy. And that the guy that comes to save the day is older and not so able, but between everyone involved, things get resolved.
Loved it and can’t wait to watch the movie!
Rating: 5 / 5