Americans Who Thwarted Terrorist Attack Ink Book Deal

By Maryann Yin Comment


Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone have signed a book deal with the Perseus Books Group imprint, PublicAffairs. The three American men became famous after saving a train full of people from terrorists traveling to Paris back in August 2015.

USA Today reports that Jeffrey E. Stern will serve as the co-author on this project. The book, entitled The 15:17 to Paris, will be released in August 2016.

Here’s more from The Washington Post: “The highlight of the book will be the reenactment of the thwarted attack on Aug. 21, when Ayoub el-Khazzani, a suspected Islamist militant, began shooting. Stone, an Airman 1st Class, knocked down Khazzani and grabbed him around the neck even while the gunman was slicing him with a box cutter. Skarlatos, serving with the Oregon Army National Guard, and Sadler, then a senior at California State University at Sacramento, helped disarm and restrain Khazzani.” (via The Toronto Star)

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