By H. P. Albarelli Jr.

Following nearly a decade of analysis, this account solves the mysterious demise of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in surprising aspect. It bargains a different and extraordinary check out the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including a number of who truly oversaw the CIA’s mind-control courses from the Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies. In retracing those courses, a regularly strange and regularly scary international is brought, coloured, and ruled via many factors—Cold conflict fears, the key courting among the nation’s drug enforcement companies and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.

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Laura Ovitt also deserves my gratitude for sharing some very kind words. As always, my very humble appreciation to my mentors, Robert Moore Williams, Richard Greene, Gladys Colburn, Howard Heflin, and Steve Tesich for pointing me in the proper directions and for seeing qualities in me others had not noticed. Richard Greene took the time to pry open a world for me I never knew existed. David Kairys, Esq. was helpful and kind beyond the call of duty. If I were ever to need expert legal assistance I can think of no better lawyer anywhere than David.

I asked. “Fercenia,” said Armond. “Jimmy Fercenia. ” “Gina Albarelli,” I said, in amazement. ” About three months later, during one of the earliest of countless conversations with Eric Olson, he asked me where I happened to be calling from. Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, I told him. We had moved there about three years earlier from Catonsville, Maryland. “Sounds familiar,” said Eric. He told me that he and his family had come to Indian Rocks Beach about two months after his father had died. He had been nine-years old at the time.

C. and how the government worked. I had spent a few years of my youth in the nation’s capital, and had later worked for the federal government at several levels. When I was a boy, my father had worked for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, situated on the National Mall, just a stone’s throw from the CIA’s cluster of buildings near the Reflecting Pool. I would sometimes wait for my father to come out from his laboratory, while gazing in fascination at the many visible, and hidden, wonders of the older buildings along the Mall.

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