The Hot Zone

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Preston sometimes uses the narrative technique known as "interior monologue" or "stream of consciousness," in which he described the thoughts of some of the people in the story. Identify a specific passage in which Preston used "interior monologue" to describe the thoughts of a character.

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Preston shifts between several narrative styles in the book, including third person, second person, and internal monologue. Because the book is a non-fiction work based on extensive research, Preston's default perspective is the third person, which provides an opportunity for description and clinical observation (such as when he describes Charles Monet's symptoms). Yet, in some scenes, such as when Nancy Jaax is working in the hot zone with Tony Johnson, Preston shifts to internal monologue. Not only does this provide the reader with more insight into Nancy's character, it also heightens the drama of the scene.