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The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis

BenBella Books, Sold by Michael Wright


On January 27, 2011, on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, CIA contractor Raymond Davis found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Defending himself, he shot and killed two men who were—depending upon who you ask—illiterate robbers or ISI agents. The incident ignited a diplomatic imbroglio, as Davis was vilified by the country’s religious extremists and caught in a cat-and-mouse game between the U.S. and Pakistani governments. In this page-turning thriller, Davis reveals, for the very first time, what happened behind the scenes of his Kafkaesque journey through the Pakistani legal system and the unlikely chain of events that led to him being freed just in the nick of time.