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Good research, given what little hard facts exist.
on April 21, 2015
Well researched and well written book. I finished this book frustrated by the protections Ivins' suicide will always afford him and his family: was he simply weird? An eccentric with extra-curricular activities that makes it easy to construct a narrative that supports the theory that he is the anthrax attacker? Or is he truly an evil person responsible for perpetrating these crimes? We'll never know.
What the Mirage Man does is lay bare a cast of unsympathetic characters that garner very little sympathy or respect: Ivins, Ivins' parents / siblings, the Army, and the FBI. If the FBI's incompetence and politicking is only half true in this account it makes it very hard to disambiguate the good guys from the bad guys.