Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., has used his career to fight infectious disease, sometimes one patient at a time, and sometimes on a global scale through his textbooks, scientific publications or offering counsel to international health agencies.
Now, he’s turned that expertise to writing fiction. In the medical thriller “Labyrinth of Terror,” a British secret agent, an American epidemiologist and a microbiology professor team up to fight a bioterror attack.
The professor and former chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Wenzel is also a past-president of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Writing has always been an important means for him to communicate his views. In addition to his more than 480 scientific publications and six text books, he has authored a book of essays in medicine, “Stalking Microbes.” In 2001, The New England Journal of Medicine named him its first editor-at-large.
Read Style Weekly’s report on his new novel in Love, Terror, Germs: Physician Pens Medical Thriller, or check out Amazon.com for reader reviews.