The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
Reviewed by Larry Sears
Christian Science Monitor
"All good storytellers find ways to win audiences at the outset and then keep them engaged till the end. It is just this skill that has been the key to Richard Preston's success as a writer. His earlier books (The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and The Cobra Event) were medical mysteries in which he proved a master at using complex scientific information to bait a gripping narrative hook. Still, I wondered, would Preston's latest book, The Wild Trees: The Passion and the Daring, a nonfiction work about the scientists who devote their professional and personal lives to the study of botany, offer sufficient thrills to hold my interest throughout? The answer is a decided yes...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.