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Lab 257 Audiobook

Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory

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Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds - and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet.

Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong.

For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.

Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.

©2007 Michael Christopher Carroll (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"One of the best pieces of investigative reporting you'll read this year. Lab 257 is must-reading for the post-9/11 world." (Nelson DeMille, best-selling author of Plum Island)

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    Amazon Customer Rockville, MD, USA 05-26-17
    Amazon Customer Rockville, MD, USA 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "More Politics Than Science"
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    I was disappointed in the lack of science reportage and in the superficial discussions about diseases. There is much emphasis on the administrative aspects of the research facilities, the mismanagement, deterioration of facilities, lack of congressional funding, etc. Instead of science, there is an over-emphasis on politics of the facility. I cannot and will not finish this book.

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    adrian Alice, TX, United States 05-17-17
    adrian Alice, TX, United States 05-17-17 Member Since 2017

    Good books are hard to find!

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    "If you liked The Great Influenza, you'll love this"

    Great book. Covers what few of us know about the goings on within our country's labs

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    Maximillion 04-20-17
    Maximillion 04-20-17
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    "Compelling"

    This book was amazing. I finished it in a couple of days. I found the information to be so thorough and interesting. I actually looked up the author to see if he wrote anything else and it turns out he is a Lawyer and this is his only book. Definitely a must read for anyone who lives in the tristate area. I think it's amazing what this facility got away with but it is typical of government organizations.

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    Philomath 03-26-17
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    "The hidden world of Germ development"

    This book sheds some light in to plum island, one of the government research centres for germs and diseases.

    If what we know is this scary, what we don't must be terrifying.

    Mistakes are a part of life, but when the stakes are so high it might just be the end of life.

    Great research into what could be one of the most dangerous places on earth. Government research onto germ warfare.

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