Amerithrax: The Hunt for the Anthrax Killer

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Berkley Books, 2003 - True Crime - 454 pages
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Who was the anthrax killer?
Six days after the 9/11 attacks, a new terror began to spread...

September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid receives a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photo editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales thousands of toxic spores. By 10/5 he's dead.

October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant tests positive for cutaneous anthrax, a result of exposure to a powder in an envelope she inhaled three weeks before.

In the days that followed, 28 more people tested positive for anthrax, plunging an entire country into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.

The anthrax war had begun.

This is the most comprehensive work to date about the plague of terror that arose in the wake of 9/11--and the relentless scientific manhunt to answer the question of who the anthrax killer was.

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Shortly after the terrorist attacks on 11SEP2001, a number of letters carrying anthrax passed through the US mail system to a number of targets. At the time, many people wanted to believe that they ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Satan Bug
4
The Cardinals Cap
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Copyright

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Robert Graysmith is the New York Times bestselling author of seven true crime books including Zodiac, Zodiac Unmasked, The Sleeping Lady, Auto Focus, and Amerithrax. He was a San Francisco Chronicle Journalist and cartoonist for twenty years, during the time of the Zodiac killings. In addition to being a bestselling author, he has been a Foreign Press Club Award winner, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, a prize winning syndicated political cartoonist, and a gold medal illustrator. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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