Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo

Joseph Hickman. Simon & Schuster, $28 (240p) ISBN 978-1-4516-5079-2
Hickman raises more questions than answers in this disturbing eyewitness account of the mysterious deaths of three Arab prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in 2006. A proud soldier who re-enlisted with the Maryland National Guard after 9/11, Hickman was on duty the night two Saudis and a Yemeni committed suicide in their cells, according to the official story told by the U.S. military and reported by the international press. But Hickman alleges that the suicides were a cover-up by the U.S. government, and he suspects the men were killed by experimental torture methods being deployed at the site. After his Gitmo tour of duty ended in late 2008, the author took his story to Mark Denbeaux, a professor of law and director of Seton Hall University Law School’s Center for Policy and Research, which had published a detailed profile of Guantanamo detainees in early 2006. With the aid of Denbeaux’s students and Hickman’s own lawyer, Denbeaux’s son, Josh, Hickman dissected thousands of documents to prove his theories, which major media outlets and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service mostly ignored. In response, he wrote this book, in which he makes his case with compelling clarity and strength of character. Unnervingly, we may never know if he’s right. Agent: Stuart Miller, Stuart M. Miller Co. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 11/24/2014
Release date: 01/20/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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