Secretos del túnel (Secrets of the Tunnel). A real story told with the force of an intense report.
December 17, 1996. A squad of the MRTA terrorist group captures the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima, Peru.
4 tunnels dug in 100 days under the mansion to execute the rescue operation. An elite group called The Tenacious Patrol, trained in a replica of the mansion built against time.
April 22, 1997, a spectacular operation known worldwide (Operation Chavín de Huántar)achieves the rescue of 71 hostages alive.
I remember this whole story as it was yesterday… There was a party that night at the Japanese embassy and all the guests were diplomats and politicians. Most of the 800 hostages were released promptly; all women, without exception, including the mother of the President (Alberto Fujimori) back then… But the terrorists didn’t realised that. I was 20 year old.
This book is based on dozens of testimonies, documented archives and confidential sources. Interesting? Definitely! More to come.