* What does a novel have to do with the real anthrax case?
Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 1, 2009
What does a novel have to do
with the real anthrax case?
The readers and contributors to the CASE CLOSED blog do not believe the anthrax case will forever remain unsolved. Together …
- we are advocating for Congressman Rush Hold’s Anthrax Investigation Commission,
- we are framing questions for the NAS to consider in their upcoming review of the FBI’s anthrax science,
- and we take every opportunity to spread “reasonable doubt” about the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins.
As we move inexorably toward a refutation of the FBI’s assertion that Dr. Bruce Ivins is the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, questions must arise:
- WHY … did the FBI put forward such an unsupportable conclusion?
- WHY … did the FBI fail to solve the case?
- WHO … stood to benefit from the FBI’s failure to solve the case?
- WHO … had the power to force the FBI to mount a monumental investigation directed away from the truth?
In writing CASE CLOSED, I drew on my author’s imagination to create fictional answers to these serious questions. But readers of my novel see something more than just fiction.
Reader Comments about CASE CLOSED
posted on amazon.com …
- Is it really fiction? … The author states loud and clear that this book is fiction. But, anyone who has witnessed the last eight years of American history sees great similarities in the underhanded way the last Administration dealt with issues and the way this “fictional” Administration worked. I never have given much credence to conspiracy theories but the investigation of the Anthrax attacks makes one stop and really think about it.
- Weinstein raises some very interesting and disturbing theories. If it was not meant to make one think about the real situation, the book would still be a great read. It is suspenseful and a real page turner. Please tell me it’s not true!
- An action/thriller that makes you think … The writing is sparse, driven by a plausible plot that allows the reader to think through the crime/mystery along with the protagonist. Despite the troubling reality of the subject matter, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating read.
- Responsible Americans who believe in holding our government accountable for its actions should read Case Closed to be more informed of the facts of the case, regardless of whether they come to agree with the author’s theory. More investigation is needed.
What I have written in CASE CLOSED may not be real, but it could be “true,” in the sense that much historical fiction is actually “truer” than the bare historical facts.