When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Tom Lynch and his fellow contractors decided to get out of Iraq while they still could. On their perilous journey across the desert they finally spotted signs of what they believed was Syrian habitation. But joy soon turned sour as Iraqi military vehicles tore toward them. They were taken to a notorious prison in Baghdad and listened to fellow inmates being tortured to death. But their two-month-long nightmare was far from over.