The Killing in the Consulate

Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi

Jonathan Rugman

(author)

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The horrific true story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate: how it happened, why it happened and what happened next
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<b>'Reporting at its best. Immaculately researched, sober and informative' John le Carre</b><br /><b>'Compulsory reading...fast-paced and brilliantly written' Jeremy Bowen </b><br /><b>'This new account...still has the power to shock. Rugman's forensic investigation leaves us in no doubt that it was the Crown Prince who ordered Khashoggi's death' Tony Rennell, <i>Daily Mail</i></b><br /><br /><b>After <i>Washington Post</i> journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, now finally pieced together by Channel 4's BAFTA award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman.</b><br /><br /> Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the <b>first comprehensive account </b> of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. In <i>The Killing in the Consulate</i>, Rugman pieces together in minute-by-minute detail the events after <b>Khashoggi</b> entered the Saudi diplomatic building on 2 October 2018, expecting to receive the documentation that would enable him to marry Hatice Gengiz, patiently waiting for him outside. Little did they realise, he was entering a trap, as a 15-man <b>Saudi hit squad</b> had just flown in to the country and was waiting for him. Within minutes he had been <b>viciously murdered</b> and his body was quickly disposed of. The Saudis thought they would be able to get away with it all, and concocted a far-fetched story to cover it up. But what they didn't realise was that <b>Turkey's President Erdogan's security and intelligence agencies had bugged the consulate</b>, and captured the horrific events on tape.<br /><br /> Based on <b>confidential sources</b>, dramatic new evidence and <b>in-depth research</b> across several countries, Rugman reveals the context behind the murder and attempted cover-up. He shows how a <b>power struggle</b> between Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince <b>Mohammed bin Salman</b>, known as MBS, had such fatal results. The prince had seemed to promise a new and more open era for his country, while also investing vast sums in arms deals with the West. Inevitably other nations, including <b>President Trump and the USA</b>, were drawn into the affair, which created the biggest crisis in US-Saudi relations since 9/11. Skilfully, Rugman draws together all the strands to tell <b>a gripping story of one man's tragedy that had global consequences</b>. <br /><br />
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Book publisherSimon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date1 Sep 2019
FormatHardback
Pages368
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