Andrew Nikiforuk is the author of three
previous books, including Saboteurs, which won a Governor
General's Award for non-fiction. His first book, The Fourth
Horseman: A Short History of Plagues, Scourges, and Emerging
Viruses, won critical acclaim in Canada, the United States,
and Britain. An award-winning journalist, he has written for
Maclean's, Saturday Night, and Canadian Business
magazines. He lives with his family in Calgary, Alberta.