CENSORED!!

Under enormous pressure which the publishers will not identify or even acknowledge, Barracade Books has cancelled publication of the American release of Trail of the Octopus, according to a company spokesperson.

Les Coleman's ongoing correspondence will be featured here.


A description of the book, as it was anticipated in the fall of 1996, follows:


SIX MILES UP AND FALLING THROUGH SPACE, THE ACTUAL STUFF OF NIGHTMARE, THEN THEY WOULD HAVE KNOWN, THOSE STILL AWARE. IT WOULD BE TWO TO THREE MINUTES YET BEFORE THE EARTH RECEIVED THEM... Trail of the Octopus


 

  • Introduction
  • First Chapter
  • Afterward
  • - Order -
  • Related Article
  • Appeal for Help
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    It was a terrible way to die ... Death had never been more arbitrary, nor any crime more wicked.

    The truth about Flight 103 will probably never be known in all its particulars. Too many people have tampered with the evidence. Too many people have lied about it or stayed silent. Too much remains hidden behind the cloak of national security and legal privilege . . . But if the whole truth is never likely to be known, enough of it has emerged from the fog of lies and evasion to point a finger at those responsible . . .

    At first the answer seemed obvious, not least to the American and British authorities: the Iranians had commissioned a Palestinian terrorist cell to commit the atrocity in revenge for the shooting down of an Iranian airbus in the Gulf. But as the years went by, so Western governments began to blame the Libyans. Why? And with what justification?

    Lester Coleman tells a shocking story. A former employee of the American Defense Intelligence Agency, he describes a dangerous web of connections between the West and Middle Eastern organizations and a controlled drug run from Beirut to the States that went horribly wrong.

    'For daring to contradict the US government's line that Libya was entirely responsible for the Lockerbie disaster, in which 270 people died, Mr Coleman and his family have suffered a fate which reads like a spy novel'

    -- Con Coughlin in the Sunday Telegraph

    '[Coleman's] story is powerful enough to be taken extremely seriously ... If [Goddard] and Coleman are telling even half the truth, they have lifted the edge of the veil on one of the nastiest and most deceitful political corruptions of modern times'

    -- Paul Foot in the London Review of Books

    'It convinces me that the events following the destruction of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie had a great deal to do with American raison d'etat... The US Congress ... should be asked for some refutation of Coleman's apparently inside allegations'

    -- Tam Dalyell, MP in a letter to the Scotsman

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