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By Brian Keenan

This brilliantly written account through a former heart East hostage used to be a number one bestseller in Britain and served because the concept for the acclaimed Broadway hit a person Who'll Watch Over Me. "Conveys the surrealism of the ordeal, the lack of keep an eye on and melting of id that include figuring out you're a pawn in somebody else's game."--Time.

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Fingers lifted, and pulled me out of the van and walked me quick alongside a rubble-strewn pathway the place I tripped and stumbled in my blindfold, a hand on each one arm keeping me and hurrying me. I entered a development. i'll consider the coldness of the partitions. That surprising feeling of compression back. there has been much less mild filtering during the folds of my blindfold. I felt no dread. by surprise the 2 palms permit pass of my palms. One guy now in the back of me, shoving me violently. It used to be the 1st genuine aggression. i used to be being run into darkness. i attempted to lean again and face up to in order that i'll suppose my footsteps. He hissed anything in Arabic and driven me more durable, until eventually I felt myself being flung throughout a room, falling opposed to whatever that later grew to become out to be a small camp mattress. i started to slowly elevate myself. I had lengthy promised myself to not lie down in entrance of those males, and the place attainable continually to face. I turned convinced that not anything critical used to be drawing close and that i stood carefully. males have been within the room, speaking slowly and quietly. I stood nonetheless having a look into the nothingness of my blindfold and back expecting whatever. one among them got here to me, stated whatever aggressively into my ear and driven me again right into a sitting place at the mattress. there has been silence. and that i waited back, considering. Then one other voice spoke in my ear. Jerking the blindfold, asserting whatever i didn't comprehend, after which the door closed. This time a wood door, now not the clang of a jail phone door. I sat nonetheless, then I stood up back, feeling alongside the perimeters of the mattress to verify what it was once. I stood in silence attempting to hear. was once there another individual within the room? It used to be a behavior with the guards to face in silence at the back of you and wait until eventually you attempted to take away your blindfold, which might provide them justification for beating or abuse. I stood desperately straining to listen to if there has been somebody else there. How lengthy I stood I can’t take into account. Then telling myself they'd left, I slowly raised my hand to my face and intensely slowly, very carefully lifted the tip of the blindfold from my eye whereas lifting my head in order that i may glance from lower than it with no elimination it. not anything occurred, no-one struck me and as I peered out from underneath the blindfold i'll see toes. elevating my head slowly, I the road of the ft alongside the legs. Whoever used to be during this room with me used to be sitting at the ground. it may no longer most likely be a shield. they wouldn't take a seat whereas i used to be status. involved, my eye alongside the bodyline. My head tilting ever so slowly backwards to permit myself to work out extra of this individual. a wise blazer stuffed my gaze and as my eye travelled upwards I observed a guy sitting at the flooring doing precisely what i used to be doing. Slowly lifting the nook of his blindfold, taking in each inch of me as I stood taking a look down at him. Our eyes met from below the blindfolds, taking a look intensely at each other. The affirmation that we have been either prisoners was once a reduction to every folks. either blindfolds have been speedily got rid of and for a cut up moment we simply gazed at each other.

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