that could not be traced

(excerpted from Ch. 1 of the novel)

     Dr. Westley told me: "There were no needle marks. It must have been given by mouth."


     "Fort Detrick just FAX'ed back negative results for biological warfare toxins like yellow rain toxin."


     "No, no, no," Dr. Westley protested. "It couldn't have been cobra toxin. It would be digested in the stomach. Bill Haast over at the Miami Serpentarium used to swallow glasses full of deadliest venoms that he milked from those ugly creatures. He never experienced the least discomfort."

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