Chilling passages like these, plus discussions of proliferation and terrorism, make Biohazard a harrowing book, but it also has a human side. Alibek, who defected to the United States, describes the routine danger of his work: "A bioweapons lab leaves its mark on a person forever." An unending stream of vaccinations has destroyed his sense of smell, afflicted him with allergies, made it impossible to eat certain kinds of food, and "weakened my resistance to disease and probably shortened my life." But it didn't take away his ability to tell an astonishing story. --John J. Miller --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Extremely interesting and very scary. Had no idea so much research had been done in the BW area. Very good read. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by James H.Connett
Brilliant book. Riveting with every turn of the page. Also very well written and structured throughout. Can be a little scary at times to think what has been and is being done.Published 6 days ago by Wayne
Every citizen of the world (am specifically differentiating from citizen of a specific country) should read this book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Susan de Leon
This book shows just how scary the world is and could be. Nuclear weapons are not the only thing that the world has to worry about. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Thomas B.
Scary to think what's really in stock in these perilous times!Published 18 days ago by Shop Shop Shop
Here we were, worrying about nuclear war, and rightly so, and this was going on in Russia all this time!Published 18 days ago by Joan Kleszics
A little dry, but hey, he's a Russian scientist, not a novelist. Autobiographical stuff to hold the story together, but not too much to detract from the subject. Scary! Read morePublished 21 days ago by Julian Borrowdale
I liked it because it confirms what we thought was going on during the cold war.It was bad enough worrying about the major countries and what they did. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Gerry