Richard Preston is the bestselling author ofThe Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and the novelThe Cobra Event. A writer forThe New Yorkersince 1985, Preston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award. He also holds an award from the American Institute of Physics. Preston lives outside of New York City. www.richardpreston.net From the Hardcover edition.Preston, Richard is the author of 'The Wild Trees', published 2008 under ISBN 9780812975598 and ISBN 0812975596.