Who Killed Daniel Pearl? (Paperback)
Melville House, 9780974960944, 454pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 2004
The shocking book that caused a furor in Europe now comes to America...
It was a horrible tragedy, but what if, hidden behind the story of the gruesome on-camera murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, was another, still darker story? What if the people who murdered him weren't actually fanatic followers of Osama bin Laden? What if he wasn't murdered – as was universally assumed – because he was Jewish and American? What if he was murdered because he was onto something? In a groundbreaking book that combines a novelist's eye with riveting investigative journalism, Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the world's most esteemed writers, retraces Pearl's final steps through a murky Islamic underworld, suffused by "an odor of the apocalypse." The investigation plunges Lévy into his own heart of darkness – and a series of stunning revelations about who the real terrorists are.
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Praise For Who Killed Daniel Pearl?…
"Mr. Lévy has a good heart and a noble sense of outrage....You cannot but admire a man who has so much compassion for Pearl. And you can't help wishing that at least some of his questions will be answered one day."
- Tunku Varadarajan, The Wall Street Journal
"Lévy, in a gripping synthesis of philosophy and reportage, follows the trail of the kidnappers to the highest reaches of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency"
-Robert D. Kaplan, The New York Times