John Ridge apparently suffers a breakdown from the pressure, and decides that, due to the excessive threat of pollution on the environment, drastic steps should be taken. He steals some phials of the deadly virus anthrax and holds the government to ransom: unless his anti-pollution terms are met, he will destroy humanity by releasing the virus in a number of major cities. A race against time begins. Can Ridge be tracked down before it is too late?
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Dr. John Ridge
D'you know what I've learned in the time I've been with Doomwatch? We've got a generation in which to grow up. My generation! Your generation! During our lifetime, that's if we get to three score year and ten. We've got to get rid of warheads buzzing about up there round the clock and in submarines, also cruising round the clock. During our lifetime we've got to control population, to control ionizing radiation. We've got to cleanse the rivers and the seas, we've got to unclog the air. And ...
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