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Heraldo Munoz was assigned by the United Nations to investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Munoz came from Chile, a country that has little business with Pakistan. Therefore, he approached the investigation as a neutral investigator.
Bhutto had been prime minister of Pakistan twice. She was educated at Oxford and Harvard universities and was considered too western for some Pakistani. She had returned to Pakistan from England to again run for prime minister. She was killed by a suicide bomber along with 38 other people.
Bhutto knew that Pervez Musharraf wanted to kill her as well as some extremist groups. Nevertheless, she felt she had to risk going back to Pakistan and run again for prime minister. There was no autopsy performed, but the evidence uncovered indicated she was shot in the head by a sniper just as the suicide bomber set off the bomb near her vehicle. Munoz discovered that al-Qaida ordered the assassination and the Pakistani Taliban executed it. The local police were involved in a cover up by immediately removing important evidence and they also failed to provide the required security. But Munoz was unable to discover the names of the individuals responsible.
The book is well written and researched. The story reads like a crime thriller. I like the fact that the investigator was neutral. Munoz tells an interesting story of his investigation. The Pakistan government was not very co-operative with the investigation and a good case could be made that it was actively involved in the assassination. The book is seven hours long.
Fajer al-Kaisi does a good job narrating the book. Al-Kaisi is an actor, voice over artist and audiobook narrator. He is an Iraqi born Canadian.
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it's a gripping book but very poorly narrated. the narrator mispronounced names throughout the narration!
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