Kenny MacAskill is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Eastern, and former Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish government. He studied law at the University of Edinburgh and was a senior partner in an Edinburgh law firm before being elected as an MSP in 1999.
Kenny MacAskill was a hero of principle surrounding the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi - the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, who was then dying of cancer. Now he has written a gripping and revealing account of the bombing, telling the whole story with honesty and compassion, as well as a forensic attention to detail. Essential reading for anyone with unanswered questions about the worst terrorist attack ever to be perpetrated in Britain. - Clive Stafford Smith; This book details the duplicity of UK and US governments who condemned the release while negotiating commercial deals with the Gaddafi regime. It tells of the pressures on the judicial system of Scotland from the global controversy and a Justice Secretary's search for justice. It ends with the most credible explanation yet published of who was really responsible for the downing of Pan Am flight 103. A must-read book by the man in the eye of the storm. - Alex Salmond