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Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a 1999 book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports to expose the former Soviet Union's extensive covert biological weapons program.

The book is a semi-romanticized auto-biography depicting the life of a bioweapons developer. It was first published by Hutchinson in the United Kingdom in 1999, then re-released by Arrow Books in 2000.

For the most part, the book's assertions recently have been confirmed by U.S. and other Western microbiological and bioweapons authorities, while site-visiting many of the laboratory and weapons production sites and cataloguing the pathogens.

The book

Alibek, K. and S. Handelman. Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran it. 1999. Delta (2000) ISBN 0-385-33496-6 [1]

The book also details the worst Anthrax outbreak in history at Sverdlovsk. The outbreak caused 68 confirmed deaths (see Sverdlovsk anthrax leak).

Blurbs

"The true story of the largest covert biological weapons programme in the world - told from the inside by the man who ran it." - Published by Arrow Books 2000