By Stephen Handelman, Ken Alibek
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Imagine a sizzling sector within which Ebola is being spliced--using the newest thoughts of genetic engineering--with smallpox, the main infectious sickness recognized to guy. Now think that cocktail is intended for you.
For fifty years, whereas the realm stood in terror of a nuclear conflict, Russian scientists hidden in seriously guarded mystery towns sophisticated and stockpiled a brand new type of weapon of mass destruction--an invisible weapon that may strike in silence and will now not be traced. it should go away thousands lifeless in its wake and might proceed to unfold devastation lengthy after its free up. The scientists have been bioweaponeers, operating to ideal the instruments of a organic Armageddon. They referred to as it their big apple venture. It was once the deadliest and darkest mystery of the chilly war.
What you're approximately to learn hasn't ever earlier than been made public. Ken Alibek all started his profession as a physician eager to retailer lives and ended up working the Soviet organic guns program--a mystery army empire masquerading as a pharmaceutical corporation. At its height, this system hired sixty thousand humans at over 100 amenities. Seven reserve mobilization vegetation have been on everlasting standby, able to produce 1000's of hundreds plague, anthrax, smallpox, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, to call just a couple of of the poisonous brokers bred in Soviet labs. virtually each govt ministry was once implicated, together with the Academy of Sciences and the KGB.
Biohazard is a terrifying, fast moving account of exams and leaks, injuries and failures within the labs, KGB threats and assassinations. The e-book is stuffed with revelations--evidence of biowarfare courses in Cuba and India, real deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering brokers, a contingency plan to assault significant American towns, and the real tale at the back of the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk. yet past those is a twisted global of lies and mirrors, and the riveting parable of the best perversion of technological know-how in history.
No one understands the particular services of organic guns larger than Dr. Alibek. the various scientists who labored with him were lured clear of low-paying Russian labs to rogue regimes and terrorist teams all over the world. In our lifetime, we'll probably see a terrorist assault utilizing organic guns on an American urban. Biohazard tells us--in chilling detail--what to anticipate and what we will do. no longer given that Arthur Koestler's Darkness at midday has there been this sort of book--a file from contained in the abdominal of the beast.
Praise for Biohazard
"Harrowing . . . richly descriptive . . . [an] soaking up account."--The big apple instances ebook Review
"Remarkable . . . terrifying revelations . . . [Ken Alibek's] total message is missed at nice nationwide peril."--Newsday
"Read and be surprised. . . . a massive and interesting look at a terrifying global of which we have been blissfully unaware."--Robin cook dinner, writer of Contagion
From the Hardcover edition.