By Steve Hendricks
A booklet so compelling it merits to turn into one of many nonfiction classics of our time. As propulsively readable because the most sensible "true crime," A Kidnapping in Milan is a powerful reckoning with the realities of counterterrorism. In a captivating page-turner, Steve Hendricks offers us a ground-level view of the start and development of overseas Islamist terrorist networks and of counterterrorism in motion in Europe. He additionally presents an eloquent, eagle's-eye point of view at the substantial questions of justice and the guideline of law.
"In Milan a recognized truth is often defined by way of competing stories," Hendricks writes, however the tales that swirled round the February 2003 disappearance of the novel imam Abu Omar might quickly aspect in a single direction—to a covert motion through the CIA. The police of Milan have been exploiting their wiretaps of Abu Omar for priceless info prior to the faucets went silent. The american citizens have been their allies in counterterrorism—would they've got disrupted a fruitful investigation?
In a unprecedented story of detective as opposed to undercover agent, Italian investigators less than the management of prosecutor Armando Spataro unraveled in embarrassing aspect the "covert" motion within which Abu Omar have been abducted and despatched to be tortured in Egypt. Spataro—seasoned in prosecutions of the Mafia and the pink Brigades and a passionate believer within the rule of law—sought to aim the abductors in absentia: the first-ever trial of CIA officials via a U.S. best friend. An exemplary success in narrative nonfiction writing, A Kidnapping in Milan is right away a detective tale, a heritage of the terrorist threat, and an indictment of the idea that man's savagery opposed to guy could be stilled with extra savagery but.
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A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial by Steve Hendricks