The Contractor

The Contractor

How I Landed in A Pakistani Prison and Ignited A Diplomatic Crisis

Book - 2017
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A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading--or downright false--information.

Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time. In The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis, Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out.

How did a routine drive turn into front-page news? Davis dissects the incident before taking readers on the same journey he endured while trapped in the Kafkaesque Pakistani legal system. As a veteran security contractor, Davis had come to terms with the prospect of dying long before the January 27, 2011 shooting, but nothing could prepare him for being a political pawn in a game with the highest stakes imaginable.

An eye-opening memoir, The Contractor takes the veil off Raymond Davis's story and offers a sober reflection on the true cost of the War on Terror.

Published: Dallas, TX :, BenBella Books, Inc.,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781941631843
Branch Call Number: 327.7305 DAV
Characteristics: vii, 210 pages, 8 unpaged pages of plates :,color illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Reback, Storms - Author


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Apr 03, 2019

This story shows how unpredictable and downright dangerous life can be overseas. In this case, the author not only was almost murdered on a busy Pakistan road in broad daylight but jailed for murder after defending himself. Much of this book focuses on his experience in jail and the foreign legal system and how the consulate and American government used their resources to get him out.


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