...A memoir that reads
like a thriller.
— New York Times Book Review
[A] medical thriller for the antibiotic-resistant age.
[A] real page-turner.
— Science News
A fascinating and
terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse -- and what
happens when standard health care falls short.
— Scientific American
[A] gripping and intriguing medical thriller...This
page-turner of a couple's determination to survive also serves as a dire
warning regarding the consequences of the overuse of antibiotics.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A real-life medical thriller...fast paced [and] the writing is always infused with humor,
hope, and intelligence, and the couple's remarkable story is grounded in real-life
details that bring readers directly into their world. Dark, surreal poetic.
— Kirkus Reviews
[Tom's case is a] case that may mark a turning point in medicine.
— American Association of Medical Colleges Newsletter
A riveting, pulse-pounding medical thriller that just
happens to be true. Steffanie Strathdee is expert at weaving science into
compulsively readable prose.
— Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
I simply could not put down the book. It reads like a fast-paced, detective thriller.
— Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health, McGill University, Montreal
"The story of a woman fighting for her husband's life is interesting in and of itself, but this book is so much more than that. It was written by a scientist who used her public health training to discover a solution to a problem; it just so happens that the solution she found may be an answer to one of the most urgent health problems in the world.
— American Journal of Public Health
One of the single
most compelling personal stories we've ever heard.
— Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, authors of The Essential Guide to Getting your Book Published
A thriller, a detective story, and at its core a profound romance, The
Perfect Predator is [a] breathtaking story.... It's a warning of the havoc
that awaits us as antibiotics lose their power, and a glimpse of the
science that could hold that dark future at bay - if we can summon the
funding and the political will to create it.
— Maryn McKenna, Senior Fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and author of Big Chicken and Superbug
At once terrifying and inspiring, The Perfect Predator is a brilliant
race-against-the-clock medical thriller that is also a celebration of
love, commitment, and the power of scientific collaboration.
— Steven Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and The Ghost Map
A remarkable story of love, resilience, the science of discovery, and quite possibly the future of medicine.
— Richard Horton, FRCP, FMedSci, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
[A] riveting tale...The saga reads like a
thriller....Remarkable passages from Patterson [describe] how he interpreted
events through veils of feverish delirium, pain-killer fog, and coma.
— Laurie Garrett, The Lancet