The Blackbird Papers: A Novel

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iUniverse, 2005 - Fiction - 248 pages
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In the science fiction thriller "The Blackbird Papers," plans for an anti-gravity propulsion system--developed by the Germans during World War II--mistakenly fall into the hands of Middle Eastern terrorists with one goal in mind: to develop the technology into the form of bioterrorism against Israel.

In 1944, the Germans successfully launch a "rocket" to Mars in order to intimidate the Allies. After the vehicle crashes and the demonstration fails, an American Mars lander provides photographic evidence of the landing. Eventually, Hitler's director of armaments shares the plans with the prime minister of Japan. Dr. Anthony Church, an English physicist who is studying antigravity, ultimately discovers the plans, and his pro-Palestinian sentiments lead him to form an alliance with the terrorists. Ryan Carpenter, an American student, uncovers the plot and must find a way to foil the conspiracy against Israel without jeopardizing his relationship with his boss and mentor, Dr. Church.

Drawing on his knowledge of microbiology, German science, and actual historical events that occurred during World War II, author Mannfred Hollinger, PhD, guides the reader into a gripping tale of bioterrorism that could cause widespread devastation in a world constantly threatened by the acts of terrorists.

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