David Koepp - Screenwriter and Director, and Author of Cold Storage

The Fungus is among us.

From the screenwriter of War of the Worlds, Spider-Man, and Jurassic Park comes a riveting debut thriller about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism that could destroy all of humanity.

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  • On every level, Cold Storage
    is pure, unadulterated entertainment.

    Douglas Preston

    The New York Times Book Review

  • Cold Storage is…chilling end-of-the-world terror infected with wicked humor.

    Linwood Barclay

  • Cold Storage invokes classic horror films… It’s scary, and a great deal of fun.

    Associated Press

They thought it was contained. They were wrong.

When Pentagon bio-terror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository.

Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy.  Only Diaz knows how to stop it.

He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards—one an ex-con, the other a single mother.  Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again.  All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor.  Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

A thriller of breakneck speed, Cold Storage will be an engaging read that fans of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter could devour in one sitting.

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David Koepp

David Koepp is a celebrated American screenwriter who’s written more than two dozen feature films. He’s written with success in a wide variety of genres, including the first two “Jurassic Park” films, “Death Becomes Her,” “Carlito’s Way,” “The Paper,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Spider-Man,” “Panic Room,” “War of the Worlds,” “Angels and Demons,” and “Inferno.”

Koepp grew up in the small town of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He went to a variety of colleges over a leisurely-paced academic career, and recounts his junior year as being “three of the happiest years of my life.” He cites the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the film school at UCLA as particular highlights.

He credits much of his success as a writer to the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis at Saint Anthony’s Church and School, because they told him early on his handwriting was so awful he’d better learn to type immediately.


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