I could not put this book down. It was terrifying, exciting, and put a new spin on medicine and politics that I had never thought of. While there is quite a bit of speculation regarding the truth of the events chronicled in this book, it was all very real to me. Despite Alibek’s exaggerations, the basis of this book is still entirely true.
One of the things that really struck me was how human everyone was in the book. In the past when I thought about any menaces in our world, they seemed inhuman and much like comic book villains. Biohazard brings these villains into real life. They are not only across the world, but they could be in the nice families down the street. I could not stop looking at one of the pictures in Alibek’s book, which proved this point. It was a picture of what appeared to be fun-loving families at a neighborhood event, but underneath the picture was a caption informing the reader that these bright, smiling faces, were those of anthrax weapons producers and their children. They seemed perfectly normal, yet they participated in a program that could potentially wipe out the human population.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great read, but who has a strong stomach. This book reveals the truth that we are all just pawns in a game of politics and the struggle for world power; a struggle in which most every country is involved, including our beloved, safe haven: the United States of America.