Personalized bioweapons... are a subtler and less catastrophic threat, and perhaps for that reason, society has barely begun to consider them. Yet once available, they will, we believe, be put into use much more readily than bioweapons of mass destruction. For starters, while most criminals might think twice about mass slaughter, murder is downright commonplace. In the future, politicians, celebrities, leaders of industry—just about anyone, really—could be vulnerable to attack-by-disease. More
Autopsies carried by New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner are being falsified and crimes covered up.
A virus that swept through the world at the end of World War I, killing up to 50 million people, goes into hiding in the body of a victim, preserved by the Alaskan ice for nearly a century until a trapper stumbles on it.
Lives are being traded and identities bought and sold, a sinister traffic that would otherwise go undetected if it weren’t for a car accident that takes the life of Maia Stevens, a famous actress who turns out to be not to be Maia at all.