In September 1989, 170 people were killed when UTA Flight 772 was destroyed by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents. Despite being one of the deadliest terror attacks in history, outside France it remained overshadowed by the Lockerbie bombing that had taken place ten months earlier. Both attacks were carried out at the instruction of Libya’s dictator, Muammer Qaddafi, but while ‘Lockerbie’ became synonymous with international terrorism, UTA 772 became "the forgotten flight."
Combining the international intrigue of John le Carré with the courtroom drama of John Grisham, this real-life legal thriller asks how we can bring leaders of sovereign nations to account for their crimes.
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About the Author
Stuart H. Newberger is a Washington-based lawyer whose practice centers on handling complex international disputes. He represented the families of seven Americans killed in the UTA 772 attack. The Forgotten Flight is his first book.
Praise for The Forgotten Flight
"This 300-page story of fascinating investigative, judicial, and diplomatic activity provides extraordinary insights into the intricacies of counter terrorism in all its multiple aspects."
Ambassador McNamara, American Diplomat
"Gripping…The Forgotten Flight is both a thriller and a detective story, but - more importantly - it shows how the rule of law can be used to make terrorists financially accountable for crimes against innocents."
Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The New York Times bestseller The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
"Gripping, shocking, forensic: a true legal thriller."
Philippe Sands, author of East West Street
"Newberger deftly breaks down the diplomatic flourishes and political motivations of the four countries involved in a complex web of determining culpability for state-sponsored terrorism. This is an engrossing and approachable narrative that skillfully distills the intricacies of this niche of international law and sensitively conveys the sorrows of the loved ones seeking a measure of justice."