“Now, we would all like to know how Dean Koontz, the world’s sixth-most highly paid author, who ties with John Grisham, at $25 million annually, knew of Wuhan and even named the deadly bacteriological weapon “Wuhan-400,” 40 years ago? We would like to have a chat with him about his “prophetic visions”on what seems to have striking similarities with the nVoC-2019 Coronavirus.”
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by Leo Zagami
I spent the last few hours studying The Eyes of Darkness,a prophetic thriller originally published in 1981 about a deadly bacteriological weapon called “Wuhan-400” named this way because it was developed at the RDNA labs outside of the city of Wuhan. The book in question was written by the best selling American writer Dean Koontz, and was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols.
The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son Danny died one year ago, or if he was still alive. Many of Dean Koontz’s books have appeared on The New York TimesBest Seller list and have been adapted for television or the big screen, but not this one. According to Koontz in the afterword of a 2008 paperback reissue, television producer Lee Rich purchased the rights for this book along with others and The Eyes of Darknesswas assigned for a possible tv adaptation with the female writing team of Ann Powell and Rose Schacht, co-writers of Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, but for some mysterious reason they could never deliver an acceptable script.
In this fictional account, the protagonist, Christina Evans, the mother of Danny, will eventually find her child kept alive in a military facility after being accidentally contaminated with man-made micro-organisms created at the research center in Wuhan. Secretly researched in a U.S. military laboratory for “Biological and chemical recombinant DNA experiments”to try and reproduce the dangerous virus after “a Chinese scientist named Li Chen defected to the United States, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important and dangerous: new biological weapon in a decade.”
So the origins of this fictional virus denominated “Wuhan-400” are connected with genetic engineering, which is the science of manipulating genetic material from an organism. The first artificial genetic modification was accomplished in the U.S. by Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen in 1972, but the Chinese got involved from the beginning in this growing industry that created the first genetically engineered plant as well as infamous Genetically Modified food. The virus in question is described by Dr. Carlton Dombey, one of the doctors in charge at the military laboratory described in the book, in the following way to the mother of Danny and Elliot Stryker, her partner who once worked for Army Intelligence: “Wuhan-400 is a perfect weapon. It afflicts only human beings. No other living creature can carry it. And like syphilis, Wuhan-400 can’t survive outside a living human body for longer than a minute, which means it can’t permanently contaminate objects or entire places the way anthrax and other virulent microorganisms can. And when the host expires, the Wuhan-400 within him perishes a short while later, as soon as the temperature of the corpse drops below eighty-six degrees Fahrenheit. Do you see the advantage of all this?”
Elliot Stryker replies: “If I understand you, the Chinese could use Wuhan-400 to wipe out a city or a country, and then there wouldn’t be any need for them to conduct a tricky and expensive decontamination before they moved in and took over the conquered territory.”
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