"The powerful and gripping story of one doctor's battle to save the life a severely burned child who has become the victim of overwhelming infection. It is medicine practiced at its purest and most noble, and all told in a prose that is easily understood."
-Richard Selzer, author of Mortal Lessons and The Whistlers' Room
"Dr. Kevin Tracey's exploration into the immune system and its direct connection to the brain opens up a new door into the search for treatments. This book is a must for anyone interested in protecting the body from foreign organisms, and, in many instances, itself."
-Jamie Talan, science reporter, Newsday
"This is a book about the scientific process: how it unravels unknowns, often with totally unanticipated findings, and how it provides totally new and beautiful approaches to prevalent ills."
-Ralph Steinman, M.D., Henry G. Kunkel Professor and Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University