“The book shows just how far two guys without any high-placed government contacts can go in blowing open a story of global import.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
“What Paglen and Thompson offer here is a glimpse at the logistics of torture, and the public’s role in the brutal business of the CIA…. the book excels at filling in blanks, painting a mysterious and frightening picture of our ‘wartime’ actions.”
—TIME OUT Chicago
“The cool, almost dispassionate tone taken by Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson makes their book all the more disturbing…. Their conclusion is that the end of this story is not yet written.”
—The Washington Examiner
“Torture Taxi describes something a lot like the creation of a CIA airline…. Paglen and Thompson do an admirable job of synthesizing it and decoding it… terrifically fascinating.”
—The Pittsburg Post Gazette
"The first book documenting the US government practice of extraordinary rendition."
—Amy Goodman, Democracy Now
About the Author
Trevor Paglen is an expert on clandestine military installations. A widely exhibited artist and photographer, he is the author of I Could Tell You
... and Blank Spots on a Map
. A.C. Thompson has been a reporter for 12 years, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2006-2007, he was an investigative reporter for SF Weekly
. For eight years before that he worked in a similar role for the San Francisco Bay Guardian
. His work has also appeared in a number of national magazines. His work received the George Polk Award for local reporting in 2005.