"Mission: Black List #1" was released Dec. 13, 2008, to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Saddam Hussein"s capture. Prior to this, the real story of the manhunt, and the personnel involved, had not been revealed to the public. In the book, Staff Sergeant Eric Maddox pulls back the curtain to reveal a detailed, day-by-day account of the five-month, comprehensive search for Saddam.
Maddox was the Army officer who spearheaded the search leading to the capture of one of
the most sought-after men in the world. His story fills in every gap, including his crucial decision to zero in on a lead pointing to the all-but-unknown group of Hussein"s former inner-circle bodyguards. Maddox"s idea was simple: Find the inner-circle bodyguards and you would find Saddam.
For his service, Maddox was awarded the Defense Intelligence Agency Director"s Award, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his role in the capture of Saddam Hussein.
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