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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick

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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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The triple agent
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the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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Joby Warrick
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eng
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This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who 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, he detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives, the agency's worst loss of life in decades. In this book the author, a reporter, takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against al-Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser guided missiles against a cunning enemy intent on unleashing carnage in American cities. Flitting precariously between the two sides was Balawi, a young man with extraordinary gifts who managed to win the confidence of hardened terrorists as well as veteran spymasters. With his breathtaking accounts from inside al-Qaeda's lair, Balawi appeared poised to become America's greatest double agent in half a century, but he was not at all what he seemed. Combining the powerful momentum of Black Hawk Down with the institutional insight of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, the author takes the readers on a harrowing journey from the slums of Amman to the inner chambers of the White House in an untold true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge
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Title
The triple agent
Creator
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses
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Biography type
individual biography
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393331
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 363.325092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.M52
LC item number
Q345 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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Joby Warrick
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Obsession -- Haunted -- The doctor -- Humiliation -- The informant -- Targets -- The jihadist -- Pressure -- Chief -- The double agent -- Dangle -- Rehearsal -- The triple agent -- No God but God -- The martyr -- Fallen -- Resolve -- Memorial Day
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Dimensions
col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 244 p., [16] p. of plates :
Isbn
9780385534185
Lccn
2011002639
Note
cat64
System control number
  • ocn676726648
  • (OCoLC)676726648
  • 992133

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