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By Robert Graysmith

Nationwide bestselling true-crime writer Robert Graysmith lends his investigative perception to the definitive case examine of America's invisible terrorist. dependent partly on info from the FBI's Amerithrax activity strength, in addition to the author's self reliant study, and with reliable photographs and transcripts of the anthrax letters, this is often the main finished paintings to this point concerning the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11/01--and the relentless clinical manhunt to forestall it.

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Was there a connection between the now-dead terrorists and the anthrax mailing? Following leads, the FBI began checking where the 9-11 terrorists had lived. During the summer the skyjackers had been sighted all around the Boca Raton area. Reports that the hijackers had inquired about renting crop dusters resulted in one hundred panicked calls about suspicious powders. They had even had dealings with AMI. ’s Steve Coz said later. And it was true that Atta, suspected mastermind of the 9-11 atrocities, and two other skyjackers had attended the same flight school near AMI’s Boca Raton headquarters.

At first Florida and federal health officials believed that Stevens’s infection was a fluke, the result of natural or accidental exposure. Federal officials speculated that he had been contaminated by the deadly spores while drinking out of a tainted stream in North Carolina. But tests at specialized labs all confirmed his inhalational anthrax resulted from exposure to dust containing airborne spores. It was possible to distinguish anthrax contracted from airborne spores from the intestinal variety.

Each self-contained air supply was connected to an oxygen tank slung over the shoulder and held in place with black straps. Air pressure supplied by an electric motor sucked air from the outside and passed it through virus filters before injecting it into the suit. This arrangement surrounds the body with superfiltered air and keeps the suit under positive pressure to seal out any hot agents. Any airborne virus particles would have a tough time flowing into it. Each man pulled on thick black Armyissue butyl-rubber gloves and attached them to the suit with locked rings.

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