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Nationwide bestselling true-crime writer Robert Graysmith lends his investigative perception to the definitive case examine of America's invisible terrorist. established partially on details from the FBI's Amerithrax activity strength, in addition to the author's self sufficient examine, and with authentic pictures and transcripts of the anthrax letters, this is often the main complete paintings up to now in regards to the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11/01--and the relentless medical manhunt to prevent it.

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Perkins called his boss, Koplan. ” Ashcroft made the message forcefully clear to the FBI director. In the meantime, Dr. James Hughes, director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, asked Dr. C. , “to act as an interagency liaison” inside the Bureau. He would live out of his suitcase for the next three months. The press was now spreading the word: “A man who died of the rare pneumonic form of anthrax on Friday now appears to be the victim of a deliberate attack. ” Since 9-11, the nation had feared a chemical or biological attack might be next.

United Airlines may have been a symbol for the United States. “I think this is an attack against America. The World Trade Center was attacked, the Pentagon was attacked, and American Media was attacked and I think this was the first bioterrorism attack in the United States. ” A photo of AMERITHRAX 41 Osama bin Laden had been emblazoned on the front page of the Globe with the headline wanted dead or alive. The word alive had been crossed out. Two weeks later Bob Stevens was dead. The wife of Sun editor Mike Irish was a Florida real estate agent.

Perkins visualized the site as a means of identifying the source of a contagion and saving lives. A few years earlier, Dr. Perkins had been part of a New York City bioterrorism exercise. On Sunday, November 9, 1997, city emergency workers evacuated “victims” of a mock bioweapons attack a few blocks from City Hall. Perkins’s experience with law enforcement there had been eyeopening. The mock scenario concerned a Manhattan office building deliberately contaminated with “anthrax” by terrorists. One NYPD officer was asked what he would do in the event of such a situation.

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