The Prisoner of Guantanamo
By Dan Fesperman
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400096145, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 10, 2007
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When the body of an American soldier is discovered in Cuban waters near the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo, Revere Falk, a former FBI agent, is reassigned from his job interrogating an accused al-Qaeda operative to investigate the soldier’s mysterious death.
Falk soon finds himself in a deadly game of intrigue that stretches from the charged waters of Guantánamo Bay to the polished halls of Washington. Every move Falk makes could be costly, and to make matters worse, a dark figure from his past reappears, brandishing a secret he thought he had safely buried. The Prisoner of Guantánamo is a daring look at life behind the barbed wire of Gitmo and a riveting portrayal of what goes on in the most secret levels of our government.
Dan Fesperman is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and has covered the civil war in the former Yugoslavia and the recent war in Afghanistan. He is the author of three novels. The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won the Crime Writer's Association of Britain's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller writing in 2003 and Lie in the Dark won the John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel in 2000.
“A tantalizing, timely thriller. . . . Powerful.” —The Washington Post Book World “A superb spy thriller worthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett.” —USA Today “Fast-paced. . . . A page-turning thriller.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Heart-breakingly believable . . . Falk is a character of depth and fascination.” —Chicago Tribune