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The Shadow Government is one of those rare works of which it is honestly said—I couldn’t put it down.

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The Shadow Government

By Ray Derby

Copyright 2002 Ray Derby

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This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


The nuclear threat has diminished, although it is far from gone. In the early 1990s, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in an unclassified briefing to one of the select committees of Congress, warned that the single most critical threat the United States would face in the next ten years would be in either the chemical or biological arena. The delivery method for those types of agents could well involve terrorist organizations. Presidents and members of Congress have been briefed and are aware of this threat that faces the country.

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