Richard Preston
Richard Preston is an American author of medical suspense/thriller novels and non-fiction books. Preston has written fiction and non-fiction about topics such as bio-terrorism, viruses, redwood trees (a personal hobby) and more. He finished the Michael Crichton novel Micro following the author’s death. Richard is the brother of fellow bestselling novelist, Douglas Preston.

Richard Preston’s first book published came out in 1987, which was the non-fiction book First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe. His debut novel was The Cobra Event, published in 1998. Below is a list of Richard Preston’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Cobra Event(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boat of Dreams: A Christmas Story(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Micro(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Steel: Hot Metal Men and the Resurrection of the Rust Belt(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hot Zone(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demon in the Freezer(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Micro was co-authored with Michael Crichton.

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Richard Preston Synopsis: The Cobra Event is a medical suspense novel from Richard Preston. As a homeless man dies a painful death on a subway platform, commuters just watch on. Then, a teenage girl has uncontrollable, violent spasms during class. Soon afterwards, she is dead. It’s Dr. Alice Austen’s job to look into these murders, and she knows they are connected. But are they only the beginning? The novel caused President Bill Clinton to call for a review of bio-terror threats to the U.S.

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