WASHINGTON, June 29 (SABAH): American intelligence operative Raymond Davis who killed two Pakistanis in 2001 has penned down a memoir detailing his incarceration and the ensuing diplomatic row between Islamabad and Washington.
According to an Amazon review, the ‘eye-opening’ memoir titled The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis offers “a sober reflection on the true cost of the War on Terror”.
“Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out,” it says. Diplomat or not, Davis departs.
The book which has been priced at $16.96, sheds light on “how did a routine drive turn into front-page news?” as “Davis dissects the incident before taking readers on the same journey he endured while trapped in the Kafkaesque Pakistani legal system”.
Hired as a private contractor by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Davis had been arrested in 2011 after shooting dead two men in Lahore in what he claimed was an act of self-defence during an attempted robbery. He was subsequently released by a Lahore sessions court after spending 48 days in detention. The CIA contractor had paid Rs200 million as ‘blood money’ to the legal heirs of the deceased and Rs20, 000 as fine for carrying an illegal weapon.