“A thriller, a detective story and at its core a profound romance, The Perfect Predator is the breathtaking story of a scientist who fought to save her spouse from a deadly superbug and the international team who assembled to help her rescue him. 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
“The Perfect Predator is a compelling and heart-wrenching medical drama that would be completely unbelievable — if it weren’t 100% true! Strathdee and Patterson masterfully weave together the personal, medical, and scientific strands of their battle against one of the world’s worst superbugs, bringing not just Patterson, but a century-old medical technology back from the brink of death. This first-hand account of the front lines of the battle against the scourge of antimicrobial resistance underscores the human cost underlying the bland statistics
Rob Knight, Ph.D., Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California San Diego, Author, “Follow your Gut” and “Dirt is Good"
“Steffanie and Tom provide a refreshing perspective on the looming pandemic of antimicrobial resistance, clearly demonstrating this is about real people’s lives, and that the field needs some serious out of the box thinking.”
Peter Piot, MD, PhD, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Author of “No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses”
Steven Johnson, author of The Ghost Map
Richard Horton, FRCP, FMedSci, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet