This is a thrilling, keep you on the edge of your seat book. i would put this book on the best seller list if i could. very thought provoking-what would we do in the event of a true pandemic? gave me some very helpful ideas on how to be prepared. i made a list of the items the characters had in there shelter and have continued to add to my supplies that i keep handy. i also ordered the book in paperback so that i could keep a copy around to make notes on items of interest. great read!!