February 27, 2024

From the again cowl: “Cowl Up is an in-depth exposé of the botched investigations of 5 main tragic occasions of the 20th century: the demise of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed, the demise of Pope John Paul I, the demise of US politician Ron Brown, the lack of the one hundred and first Airborne, and the assassination of Rwandan President Habyarimana.

Writer Damien Comerford dives headlong into the tales, bringing to mild intriguing particulars about occasions main as much as every tragedy after which difficult the strategies employed in every investigation. On this e-book, he reveals that whereas the individuals in authority gave the impression to be conducting investigations and leaving no stone unturned, in actuality, nothing may very well be farther from the reality. Specialists had no actual curiosity in turning over each clue, and Comerford reveals the locations the place investigators went mistaken, from neglected forensic particulars and ignored eyewitness reviews to info too coincident to be accidents.

An skilled journalist, Comerford makes use of his appreciable expertise to dig deep into historic information and expertly reconstruct every occasion precisely because it occurred. The result’s a compelling learn that may depart even essentially the most stalwart skeptic believing within the reality of cover-ups.”

E book assessment: An articulate, principled work on 5 mysterious world crimes in an period of press handouts and information curation. The authorities want for whistle-blowers to turn out to be an extinct species, whereas the world has a accountability to reveal the heinous crimes dedicated by these in positions of power-let the whistle-blowing start with Cowl Up.

General winner on the Qantas Media Awards, investigative journalist Damien Comerford has launched Cowl Up, which sheds mild on 5 choose darkish, mysterious, and most-compelling world crimes. All stay mysterious and unsolved, nonetheless, the writer’s writing factors to some attention-grabbing conclusions; and never in a median conspiracy theorist method. Secrets and techniques of the Alma Tunnel questions the demise of Princess Diana and the rigidity of the investigations by French and British Police. A Poison Chalice magnifies proof that was neglected after the homicide of Pope John Paul I, which presumably prevented the disclosure of Vatican involvement within the Mafia. Crime on Capitol Hill means that political whistle-blowers have, in a way, an unrealized demise want. Like many others, Ron Brown was about to blow the whistle on a shady political act earlier than he was completely silenced. Fallen Arrow asks a query so controversial that it takes the investigation of the one hundred and first Airborne, the Screaming Eagles, in a wholly new route. And at last, Making ready for the Apocalypse makes it clear that the horrible crime of President Habyarimana’s homicide, which additionally led to one of many worst genocides in historical past, could have been the results of a European superpower.

Comerford’s work is very provocative, intellectually rigorous, and full of mysterious insights. Every story is given an in depth evaluation and unbiased proof with a compelling argument. His admirable quest to convey investigative journalism to life in an “period of press handouts and spin doctoring” is realized inside the pages of Cowl Up.

A political work you probably will not discover on the shelf of your native bookstore; a completely good, must-read!