Top positive review
Outstanding documentation of US Special Access Programs on UAP reverse engineering
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
I'm a biomedical engineer with additional physics / biophysics background. I've researched all the threads of the Lazar material, including this book. The overall story checks out as extremely consistent, both from a scientific / engineering / compartmentalization point of view, but also with all the corroborating individuals and investigative reporting that has occurred in the past 30 years. Bob Lazar is a modest, yet technically knowledgable and low key individual in person. And has shunned the "UFO scene" for decades. Sensationalism or over-the-top exaggeration are just not in his nature. This is confirmed by listening to his speaking voice quality and the factual / scientific way he presents the technical details.
This book gives his history with the Area 51 / S4 / EG&G program, in a level of exquisite detail. And as mentioned, is extremely consistent and cross correlated with all the other Lazar material that is available online or in interviews. Surely, such an account could not be a result of "spinning tales", because such fiction would morph and embellish over time; not stay constant. This account holds together and corroborates with other individual's relating of the types of insider HIGHLY compartmentalized operations of SAP (Special Access Programs) run by defense contractor entities for the US Government.
If you are newer to the Lazar story, here are some recent online video presentations that have excellent background and history: start by watching his two hour July 2019 Youtube interview with Joe Rogan (and Jeremy Corbell). Good level of detail and touches on many of the relevant points. Also gives you a gut level impression of Lazar's reluctance to even discuss this disturbing (and at the same time, incredibly exciting) account of that time period. And confirms his impressive technical / scientific expertise and shear honesty, integrity and perseverance.
Hold off watching the recent Corbell documentary on Lazar, at least until you have seen George Knapp's material (mentioned below). The Corbell 2019 documentary is at times disjointed / over-the-top in some sections. Although it does a good job in other areas, such as showing some of those with close relations / history with Lazar. And filling in some of the context of his scientific interests. If you watch this documentary on Vimeo, you can also view the "Bonus features" video extras. These are not included when viewing online at Amazon or Netflix.
Peabody and Emmy winning reporter George Knapp was the person responsible for breaking the Lazar story in 1989 on his TV station in Las Vegas. Because he has closely tracked and researched all aspects and persons involved in this event for 30 YEARS, he is perhaps the world expert on all the Lazar puzzle pieces / individuals and how they fit together. He particularly has personal experience with how government agencies have, over many occurrences, thwarted and blocked his attempts to interview other personnel with direct knowledge of Lazar's SAP / Area 51 experience. Yet at the same time, Knapp does get through to substantial numbers of those with knowledge of black programs.
On Youtube, highly recommended is George Knapp's Lazar lecture, given at the Copenhagen 2014 Exopolitics conference. An hour and twenty minutes with much detail on how Knapp verified the factual elements and did his research into Lazar's background. Including multiple veracity confirming lie detector tests of Lazar. He further confirms that the advanced technology in this SAP program is consistent and confirmed by individuals who also have SAP background.
Knapp has available a 2nd Youtube post-Copenhagen conference, private interview with the organizers of that event. Some more details and background surface in that interview. Both these Youtube's are on the ExopoliticsDenmark Youtube channel.
The book as a whole goes into extensive detail on the circumstances and sequencing of events in this time period. I made frequent use of the Kindle highlighting features in my reading of the book. There are many technical details I wanted to note that further illuminate the physics and engineering involved. I also highlighted substantial aspects of Lazar's account that were indeed frightening and astounding. Namely, the extent to which our government will go to silence whistle blowers like Lazar -- with blatant threats to the safety or livelihood of both Lazar and his friends.
As mentioned in the book forward by Knapp, abundant evidence that these UAP phenomena are real is witnessed in the recently disclosed videos online, that have been recorded by US Navy pilots. These are videos imaged by their fighter plane radar systems. These radar images show craft making the same type of orientation maneuvers that Lazar explains in the book. (Go Fast, Tic Tac, and Gimbal videos.)
Although elements of Lazar's story are indeed disturbing, revealing the dark nature of these black defense contractor SAP programs -- I have full confidence and optimism that we are headed every year towards more honest disclosure of these technologies and the historically ingrained level of government secrecy / paranoia. As Knapp and Lazar have said for many years, wider disclosure of this information will only benefit humanity by opening our eyes to the wider intelligence and level of consciousness in the universe.
Although these technologies demonstrate powers and capabilities far beyond our current human science understanding -- it's certainly possible that they also may make possible bridging our civilization with others. Which could hold untold potential for collaboration and future evolution.