Bernard-Henri Levy is a respected French author and this book just goes on to prove his excellent investigator skills as well his poise for writing.
This book is a not just a tribute to the heroic Daniel Pearl, but rather a far more deeper look at the realm of international terrorism, its tentacles spreading to the highest office in some countries. This book is more a message to the Western society to take a look at what goes on in the terrorist homeground, how they operate, what makes them tick, what makes them so dangerous, and perhaps is also a call to the civilised world to realise the danger that these rogue states represent.
A great book that one cannot put down, I would call it a great thriller or a great crime book, but that would be a disgrace to the author and his subject......... as both unfortunately and tragically, the events in this book are true and makes one reflect on the barbarism that exists in our so called 'civilised' world. It reflects the new voilent Islam that some states have chosen to propagate and the book delves into how this voilent motivation and physcology is inflamed by some states, it depicts the real life dangers, the realistic dirty-bomb nuclear threat, the fact that these organisations are thriving on finances and support from goverments, from the highest offices in a country, and the tragic fact that a young, inspired journalist gave his life for, in the most violent way, in pursuit of making this nexus (the jihad, the supposedly holy battle, the rogue states, the international network spreading from North Korea to Pakistan to Dubai to US, the involvement of the security agencies, the army, the president's office, the schools in London & Karachi, the mosques in US and Peshawar, the prisons in India) public to the free world.
Daniel Pearl gave his life to true, honest, brave journalism and Bernard-Henri Levy has paid the ultimate tribute to Daniel by writing this book.