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I love the premise of this novel. An American of middle eastern dissent is mistakenly arrested as a spy while visiting a brother in Iraq. He is sent to Cuba, where his rights are ignored and is subseqently tortured. A legal battle ensues to free him. All of this seems plausible and very well might have occurred.
There is no question abuses by US personnel occurred at Guantanamo. However, the author falls victim to all or nothing thinking as he relates the story.
In the first few chapters of this book, the author clearly assumes everyone hates George W Bush and considers him stupid. Everyone. He is adamant that Guantanamo is exactly like the Nazi prison camps, and assumes it is a foregone conclusion everyone agrees.
I found his writing childish and petty, despite the fact his premise was clever.
The narration was lacking emotion and very dry.
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Two things about this book:
1. All of this authors books were given One star by one buyer who did not leave a review. Most of the books in this series stopped right there. I almost passed this book based on that single one star.
DO NOT PASS THIS BOOK UP!
2. This is a FANTASTIC book! It is based on a naturalized US citizen who is wrongly suspected of terrorism. His home is illegally searched, he is arrested and taken out of the country to Guantanamo where he is tortured endlessly.
The author presents this beautifully. Our hero Brent Marks takes on the case following a catastrophic event and the court room drama that follows is heartbreaking. When the guards from Guantanamo are questioned they of course give very reasonable and "acceptable" answers. It them flashes back to the reality of the situation. One example: when asked if the prisoner was given sustenance answer - Yes. The reality was that he was that he was shackled to a chair, his head restrained with belts and he was force fed with an nasal gastric tube shoved forcefully down his nose and throat.
The narrator is Patrick R. Golden. I have never heard of him before however he did a super job, his accents sounded genuine and his characters were easily distinguishable.
This book deserves to be heard. I also really liked that at the end of the book there is about 10 minutes or so of facts used to back up this fictionalized story.
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