Deborah Kalb interviews Peter Adamson about his latest novel, The Kennedy Moment.
Q: How did your own background at UNICEF affect the writing of the novel? Did you need to do any additional research?
A: I drew heavily on my years working with UNICEF. But I also did a great deal of additional research, particularly on the possibilities and the dangers of a return of smallpox – the biggest killer disease in history and still today the most dangerous bio-terrorism threat that could possibly be imagined.
Several senior colleagues in the medical world warned me to be careful researching into this topic because security services around the world would be monitoring on-line research on the smallpox threat as a possible indication of bio-terrorist activity. So far so good. No drones have appeared and I don’t think I’m being followed.
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