The Cobra Event

Author:Richard Preston
Paperback: 440 pages
ISBN: 0752817124
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When Kate left home to go to school she thought she was getting the flu. Four hours later she is racked by convulsions and starts to chew on her own fingers. Fortunately, within minutes she is dead. Shortly afterwards a dead homeless man is discovered who also seems to have bitten himself. Before long it is clear that a new and deadly virus is at large. Alice Austen, has never seen such an efficient killer, but can she, and the rest of the CDC task force, unravel it's secrets and track down it's source before it is too late?

Germs: The Ultimate Weapon

Author: Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William J. Broad
Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN: 074323071X
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A fascinating yet terrifying look into the history of germ warfare. From small scale trials by terrorist cults to large scale manufacture by rogue states and Cold War adversaries this book details what has, until recently, been classified work into one germ based Weapons of mass destruction. Some of the examples would seem more at home in a thriller novel, but all have been proved to have happened at some point or another in the worlds recent past.