The commander of the Army virology unit that battled Ebola in "The Hot Zone"--and current director of Special Pathogens at the CDC--teams up with the bestselling co-author of "Mind Hunter" to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.
Currently the head of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, C. J. Peters has been on the front lines of our biological war against hot viruses for three decades in South America, the U.S., and Africa. In Virus Hunter, he recounts his lifelong battle against these deadly and invisible agents--and the all-too-often equally dangerous bureaucratic turf wars that have at times escalated the conflict and exacerbated epidemics. From investigating Venezuelan equine encephalitis and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever to containing Ebola in Reston, Virginia, and the deadly hantavirus in the Southwestern U.S., Peters offers a fascinating array of stories about the clash between biology and bureaucracy--and the threat emerging viruses pose to our species.
Written with bestselling co-author Mark Olshaker ("Mind Hunter"), "Virus Hunter" is a first person memoir by one of the leading virologists in the Ebola outbreak and a dramatic complement to the mega-bestseller "The Hot Zone."
"Virus Hunter is a terrific book, at the top of my list. The adventure of a lifetime, it's the inside story of the hunt for threatening and emerging viruses, told with grace and clarity by a working scientist at the hot center of his field." --Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone "As entertaining as an adventure novel, but with a deadly serious message." --Kirkus Reviews
"Peters has enjoyed an impressive career studying and combating deadly viruses around the world, from various South American hemorrhagic viruses to the Ebola virus. . . . [His] biography is fascinating." --Publishers Weekly