The best and fullest characterization of the man and Al Qaeda ... a first-class study ... well-argued and written for a broad audience. (Choice
definitive biography (Scotland on Sunday
...a needed corrective to most of the airy generalisations about bin Laden and his followers. (Financial Times
A fire-breathing denunciation of U.S. counterterrorism policy. (Julian Borger, The Guardian
About the Author
was the chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism
. He lives in the Washington, DC area.