As the story progresses, I find it more interesting. However it is no consternation that such viruses do not wreak havoc upon the world today as we know it; so to say, in a macabre way. The prudence of Nancy is somewhat alarming at times; and I shall leave it at that as I have strong sentiments pertaining to her. Although the scientists are frantically trying to mitigate the crisis of the monkey house, it is ironically the humans who are building a monkey house out of their own madness. The book is interesting but has a caveat- because the virus is not an epidemic in today’s society.