The For­got­ten Flight

  • From the Publisher
May 16, 2017

One of the nation’s lead­ing inter­na­tion­al lawyers has writ­ten a first-per­son account describ­ing his han­dling of one of the most noto­ri­ous ter­ror­ist attacks in his­to­ry — the Sep­tem­ber 19, 1989 bomb­ing of UTA Flight 772 en route from North Africa to Paris, killing all 170 pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers. Destroyed by a suit­case bomb plant­ed by Libyan agents, UTA 772 was over­shad­owed by the PanAm 103 Locker­bie attack 10 months ear­li­er. On that basis it was known as The For­got­ten Flight.” The book describes how the French gov­ern­ment cracked the case the diplo­mat­ic moves between Wash­ing­ton, Lon­don, Paris, Tripoli, and the Unit­ed Nations in response and the author’s long jour­ney to hold account­able the Libyan State and its dic­ta­tor, Colonel Qaddaf­fi. The book touch­es on many of the issues con­fronting the Unit­ed States Israel and the civ­i­lized world as they con­tin­ue to deal with the scourge of inter­na­tion­al terrorism.

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