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Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012
READERS Praise Case Closed …
- Case Closed is a fast-paced thriller.
- 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.
- CASE CLOSED is excellent, a great page-turner. I was impressed with how deftly Weinstein moved between fact and fiction.
- I think (fear?) that this novel tells the real story of the 2001 anthrax attacks.
- This book serves as an example of one of the great uses of fiction: using the power of imagination to make a point, build a case through the power of story, when the writer can’t access the facts (here the facts are hidden in the backrooms of power).
- CASE CLOSED opened my mind.
- Case Closed leaves you with the thought that perhaps someone else could really have been accountable for this horrendous crime.
- My biggest problem with CASE CLOSED is it is too believable. I would not be at all surprised if Lewis Weinstein’s fictionalized novel about the FBI’s anthrax investigation turned out to be more truth than fiction.
- If one follows Mr. Weinstein’s blog (http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/), it becomes clear that the CASE is far from CLOSED.
- This is not just a good book, but an important one.
- Weinstein knew there were demons embedded in the FBI’s story, and they haunted him. For weeks he could not rest until he’d put pen to paper. This novel is the result.
- Case Closed provides a solid background of the 2001 anthrax case which could not have been attained through the news media. It was concise and informative and offered credibility to the events which in my opinion could have very likely occurred.
- Fiction?? Maybe?? But I don’t think so!! More likely an excellent interpretation of what may have really happened.
- The FBI’s mishandling of the anthrax attacks investigation is just another example of the way the past administration “managed” events to fit their agenda.
- Lew is a great investigative writer.
- The book is compelling, once you start you cannot put it down … and the end is … Well you will have to read it to find out.
- Case Closed reads fast and well. It could have happened just the way the author said. Full of intrigue mixed in with almost current events. The real people are just behind the fictional ones.
- The author states loud and clear that this book is fiction … 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!
- The writer acknowledges that the novel is fiction, but …
- 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 2001 anthrax attacks and the subsequent FBI investigation), regardless of whether they come to agree with the author’s theory. More investigation is needed.
Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012
On July 29, 2008 Dr. Bartram Ingram died at the Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland. Dr. Ingram was a scientist at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick. The cause of death was given as suicide. Reportedly, he had taken a large dose of prescription drugs.
One week later, the US Department of Justice and the FBI, who had not to that point charged Dr. Ingram with any crime, convened a press conference at which the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia announced that Dr. Ingram was, at the time of his death, about to be charged as the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks which had caused five deaths and panicked the nation in 2001, seven years before. The implication was that Dr. Ingram had committed suicide rather than face the impending charges.
“Based upon the totality of the evidence we’ve gathered against him,” the U.S. Attorney stated, “we are confident Dr. Ingram was the only person responsible for these attacks. Dr. Ingram prepared the powdered anthrax in his research laboratory at Fort Detrick; he addressed the envelopes and filled them with lethal anthrax; he transported the envelopes to Princeton, NJ where he mailed them.
“The FBI is now conducting the routine steps needed to conclude this investigation. Once this process is complete, which we estimate will be no more than two weeks, we will formally close the case.”
“I don’t fucking think so!”
Everyone in the room was startled. None of them had ever heard Lieutenant General Clifford Drysdale, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), use such language.
“Those FBI bastards hounded a Defense Department employee until he committed suicide, if it was suicide. After seven years the FBI hasn’t come close to making a case that could convict the lowest grade criminal, let alone an internationally respected scientist. And they think they can say ‘case closed’ and sweep their incompetent investigation under the rug?”
“I’ve already spoken to Secretary Morgan,” General Drysdale continued. “The Secretary agrees that the Defense Department is taking an unwarranted hit from the FBI, and we don’t know why. At my request, the Secretary has authorized us to find out what really happened.
“You’re the team I’ve selected. You’re authorized to go where you need to go, ask what you need to know. You’ll whatever resources are necessary.
“Jonathan will head the task force, reporting to me at least daily. The FBI took seven years; I’m expecting some serious answers in a lot less time than that.”