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Consequence is the story of Eric Fair, a kid who grew up in the shadows of crumbling Bethlehem Steel plants nurturing a strong faith and a belief that he was called to serve his country. It is a story of a man who chases his own demons from Egypt, where he served as an Army translator, to a detention center in Iraq, to seminary at Princeton, and eventually, to a heart transplant ward at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2004, after several months as an interrogator with a private contractor in Iraq, Eric Fair’s nightmares take new forms: first, there had been the shrinking dreams; now the liquid dreams begin. By the time he leaves Iraq after that first deployment (he will return), Fair will have participated in or witnessed a variety of aggressive interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, exposure, and isolation. Years later, his health and marriage crumbling, haunted by the role he played in what we now know as “enhanced interrogation,” it is Fair’s desire to speak out that becomes a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair’s memoir is both a brave, unrelenting confession and a book that questions the very depths of who he, and we as a country, have become.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This remarkable book is both an agonized confession and a chilling exposé of one of the darkest interludes of the War on Terror. Only this kind of courage and honesty can bring America back to the democratic values that we are so rightfully proud of.”

    Sebastian Junger, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Eric Fair does not speak in euphemisms. He does not justify or condemn. He merely tells us what happened. And that is something we desperately need to hear.”

    Phil Klay, National Book Award–winning author

  • “Chronicling his experiences as an interrogator in prisons, including the infamous Abu Ghraib, Fair’s disarmingly matter-of-fact memoir addresses the moral ambiguity and emotional toll our soldiers’ actions take.”


  • “Startling…affecting…candid and deeply unsettling…[Fair’s story] points up the larger failures of interrogators like himself to prevent abusive acts and of the country to end its endorsement of torture.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[A] no-holds-barred memoir…Told with the dispassionate candor of a police report, Fair’s experiences offer a harsh critique of American efforts in Iraq, particularly when it comes to torture. He came home haunted by the memories and ashamed of his actions, trying to find solace through sharing them. Important reading for anyone who is following the continuing reports on our misadventures in Iraq.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2016
  • A Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Great New Writers
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