Charles Holdefer
The Contractor

“Unsettling and timely...fine literary prose”

                             The Independent

“A compelling mix of thriller, psychodrama
and, yes, political commentary”

                   starred review,
Booklist

“Powerful in its reach … resounds with literary
merit"        
                                     Library Journal


"Finely tuned...a valuable entry in the Gitmo
field"  
                              
Publishers' Weekly

"An impressive and moving portrayal of the
secret detention and interrogation system”

       Margaret Satterthwaite,  Director
     Center for Human Rights and Global
     Justice, NYU Law School


“Stylish, fiercely funny and frightening”

                             Kirkus Reviews


"Holdefer is a masterful satirist and humor
often punctuates this dark look at what
happens when humanity is set aside"

                             Philadelphia Stories


"Resonates with headlines"

                           Santa Cruz Sentinel


"Classic storytelling"

                        Bookselling This Week

1) An account, based on U.
S. government documents,
of the death of Manadel al-
Jamadi, known as the "Ice
Man,”
here  

See also Jane Mayer,
here

2) The complete text of The
Taguba Report,
here

3) Dahlia Lithwick's account
of President Bush’s signing
statements, including the
“McCain Anti-Torture Bill,"
here

4) Reporting by Seymour
Hersh in
The New Yorker:

“Torture," here

“Chain of Command," here

“The Gray Zone," here

“The General’s Report,"
here

And in book form, here
Interviews about
The Contractor:

Loaded Questions
an interview with Kelly Hewitt

A
Conversation
with Geoffrey Pitcher