Richard Preston talks about Panic in Level 4: Tales of Intrigue from the World of Science. These dramatic accounts, all updated since appearing in The New Yorker, are true tales, taking readers on a journey to military labs, hospitals, and jungles around the world, revealing frightening forces and constructive discoveries that are reordering our world- Book Passage
Richard Preston Jr.
The author of seven books, including The Hot Zone, The Cobra Event and The Demon in the Freezer, which are his "Dark Biology" series.
He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and he's won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award.
He's also the only person who isn't a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health.
He's the brother of bestselling author Douglas Preston.
Richard Preston describes a scientist's experience with a "breach from the hostile biological world with Ebola saturated blood."
This incidence illustrates the "power of non-fiction writing" to Preston because her unique experiences rang with the "power of plausibility" when she cared more for her children than about the likelihood of "breaking with Ebola in a slammer hospital."