Okay, so I read it. Thanks for the nightmares, Vox.
I'm inclined to believe all of it. Between the audio tapes and my own digging on Alcor's website, there is nothing in the book that doesn't line up with the facts.
Mike Darwin ADMITS to doing freaky things with dogs:
" It was also a time when we were doing research. On the other side of the flimsy "wood" paneled wall (there were open studs on the side where you rested) from where your dewar sat, we were washing out the blood of dogs and cooling them down to a few degrees above freezing using a completely "defined," artificial perfusate. This was path-breaking research, being done on a shoestring; the very kind of work you and Norman envisioned the Bedford Foundation undertaking."
Not a far stretch from that and what happened to poor Dixie in the book.
Also, while the audio tapes are only transcribed in the book, I highly doubt that the author would have signed a contract for a non-fiction book if the publisher hadn't seen the evidence. And, on the tapes, these wackos admit to murdering people, covering it up, etc.