Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World—Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It

Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World—Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It

Stephen Handelman, Ken Alibek


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Imagine a scorching area during which Ebola is being spliced--using the newest ideas of genetic engineering--with smallpox, the main infectious illness identified to guy. Now think that cocktail is intended for you.

For fifty years, whereas the area stood in terror of a nuclear struggle, Russian scientists hidden in seriously guarded mystery towns subtle and stockpiled a brand new form of weapon of mass destruction--an invisible weapon that will strike in silence and will now not be traced. it is going to go away millions useless in its wake and may proceed to unfold devastation lengthy after its free up. The scientists have been bioweaponeers, operating to excellent the instruments of a organic Armageddon. They known 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 desirous to shop lives and ended up working the Soviet organic guns program--a mystery army empire masquerading as a pharmaceutical corporation. At its top, this system hired sixty thousand humans at over 100 amenities. Seven reserve mobilization crops have been on everlasting standby, able to produce countless numbers of a whole lot plague, anthrax, smallpox, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, to call just a couple of of the poisonous brokers bred in Soviet labs. nearly each executive ministry was once implicated, together with the Academy of Sciences and the KGB.

Biohazard is a terrifying, fast moving account of checks and leaks, injuries and mess ups 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 genuine tale at the back of the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk. yet past those is a twisted international of lies and mirrors, and the riveting parable of the best perversion of technology in history.

No one understands the particular functions 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 count on and what we will do. no longer due to the fact Arthur Koestler's Darkness at midday has there been this kind of book--a file from contained in the abdominal of the beast.

Praise for Biohazard

"Harrowing . . . richly descriptive . . . [an] soaking up account."--The long island occasions ebook Review

"Remarkable . . . terrifying revelations . . . [Ken Alibek's] total message is overlooked at nice nationwide peril."--Newsday

"Read and be surprised. . . . an incredible and interesting investigate a terrifying international of which we have been blissfully unaware."--Robin prepare dinner, writer of Contagion

From the Hardcover edition.

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