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The Triple Agent

The Triple Agent

the Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

by Joby Warrick

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/05/2012

RRP  $38.99 $35.90
In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Afghanistan to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian who had infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden's top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, al-Balawi detonated a thirty-pound bomb, instantly killing seven CIA operatives and giving the agency its worst loss of life in decades. Now, with breathless momentum and rare inside access, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Joby Warrick takes us deep inside the CIA's war against al-Qaeda for an unforgettable portrait of both Humam Khalil al-Balawi and the veteran agents whose fierce desire to avenge 9/11 led to a terrible miscalculation.
ISBN:
9780307742315
9780307742315
Category:
Espionage & secret services
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-05-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House USA Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
203x132x18mm
Weight:
0.27kg

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