Lab 257

  • by Michael Christopher Carroll
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds - and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet.
Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong.
For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.
Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.


What the Critics Say

"One of the best pieces of investigative reporting you'll read this year. Lab 257 is must-reading for the post-9/11 world." (Nelson DeMille, best-selling author of Plum Island)


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Customer Reviews

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If you liked The Great Influenza, you'll love this

Great book. Covers what few of us know about the goings on within our country's labs
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- adrian "Good books are hard to find!"


This book was amazing. I finished it in a couple of days. I found the information to be so thorough and interesting. I actually looked up the author to see if he wrote anything else and it turns out he is a Lawyer and this is his only book. Definitely a must read for anyone who lives in the tristate area. I think it's amazing what this facility got away with but it is typical of government organizations.
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- Maximillion

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio