Gibson Square is publishing the first book on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul.
Khashoggi & The Crown Prince: The Secret Files was written by a former FT journalist and crime author, writing under the pseudonym Owen Wilson at his fiancée’s request. It will be published on 2nd March, exactly 150 days after Khashoggi was killed. Publisher Martin Rynja acquired the rights and commissioned the book.
It promises to answer a string of questions over the slaying, including a link to nuclear weapons, who made a recording of the journalist’s final moments and how much the Saudi Crown Prince knew. It concludes the journalist had intelligence on Donald Trump that posed a threat to the kingdom.
The publisher said: “Secret files in Turkey, Saudi, the CIA, MI6, the Mossad contain answers to all our questions yet these governments are hiding them from us. This compelling book reconstructs what is in those files.”
Wilson said: “There are mind-boggling truths hiding in plain sight in the tragic Khashoggi story - this book is the first and possibly the only one to unravel them. Every fact we know or ever will know, except for the testimony of Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee, has been leaked and manipulated by an intelligence service.”
Gibson Square is also the publisher of Blowing Up Russia, the only book by poisoned Russian secret service defector Alexander Litvinenko. The publisher plans to issue an updated version of that book next month, along with a revised edition of House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger, the inspiration for Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 9/11”.