Book review of "Cover" by newcomer political author Damien Comerford
From the back cover: “Cover Up is an in-depth exposition of the failed investigations of five major tragic events of the 20th century: the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed, the death of Pope John Paul I, the death of the United States. politician Ron Brown, the loss of the 101st Airborne and the assassination of Rwandan President Habyarimana.
Author Damien Comerford dives deep into the stories, uncovers intriguing details about the events that led up to each tragedy, and then challenges the methods employed in each investigation. In this book, he shows that while people in authority seemed to be conducting research and leaving no stone unturned, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Experts had no real interest in revealing all the clues, and Comerford reveals the places where investigators went wrong, from overlooked forensic details and ignored eyewitness reports to facts too coincidental to be accidents.
Comerford, a seasoned journalist, uses his considerable talents to delve into historical records and expertly reconstruct each event exactly as it occurred. The result is a compelling read that will leave even the most staunch skeptic believing in the truth of the cover-ups. “
Book Review: An articulate and principled work on five mysterious world crimes in an era of press brochures and news selection. The authorities want the whistleblowers to become an extinct species, while the world has a responsibility to expose the heinous crimes committed by those in positions of power; Let the reporting with Cover Up begin.
Qantas Media Awards overall winner investigative journalist Damien Comerford has released Cover Up, shedding light on five selected dark, mysterious and most compelling global crimes. All remain mysterious and unsolved, however, the author’s writing points to some interesting conclusions; and not in the manner of an average conspiracy theorist. Secrets of the Alma Tunnel questions the death of Princess Diana and the rigidity of the French and British police investigations. A poisonous chalice magnifies the evidence that was overlooked after the assassination of Pope John Paul I, which possibly prevented the disclosure of the Vatican’s involvement in the mob. Crime on Capitol Hill suggests that political whistleblowers have, in a sense, an unfulfilled death wish. Like many others, Ron Brown was on the verge of denouncing a suspicious political act before being permanently silenced. Fallen Arrow asks such a controversial question that it takes the investigation of the 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles, in a whole new direction. And finally, Preparing for the Apocalypse makes clear that the terrible crime of the assassination of President Habyarimana, which also led to one of the worst genocides in history, may have been the result of a European superpower.
Comerford’s work is highly provocative, intellectually rigorous, and full of mysterious insights. Each story receives in-depth analysis and unbiased evidence with a compelling argument. His admirable quest to bring investigative journalism to life in an “era of press brochures and distortions” is realized in the pages of Cover Up.
A political job that you probably won’t find on your local bookstore shelf; Absolutely brilliant, must-read!