The mission to kill Bin Laden
On Sale: November 15, 2011
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The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling military
thriller writer and coauthor of the bestselling Rogue
Warrior series goes beyond the headlines and worldwide
speculation in this pulse-pounding fictional account of the
breathtaking hunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist,
Usama Bin Laden
Some truths are better told in fiction. In this
riveting novel drawn from actual events and based on
real-life heroes whose identities remain
classified—including soldiers, sailors, intelligence
operatives, technocrats, analysts, and policymakers—John
Weisman fills in the blanks of what may have happened during
the hunt and capture of Usama Bin Laden.
from the political battlefields of Washington, D.C., and the
secure, seventh-floor suite of the CIA director in Langley,
Virginia, to the dusty streets of Peshawar, Lahore, and
Abbottabad, Pakistan, to the rough Afghan interior, to the
Middle East and western Europe, this fictional narrative
brings to life the drama behind SEAL Team 6’s breathtaking
raid in which Bin Laden—a.k.a. Crankshaft, a.k.a. al Mas
(the Diamond), the ghost, the wraith, the grail for
counterterrorists for more than a decade—met his fate.
In the Oval Office, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the State
Department, Washington’s power brokers, the president, the
director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the
Secretary of Defense conduct secret meetings, battle for
political supremacy, and make life-and-death choices.
Meanwhile, at an anonymous naval installation just south of
Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Naval Special Warfare
Development Group trains in secret for the mission of a
lifetime. And at Vallhalla Base, the CIA’s safe house in
Abbottabad, dedicated intelligence officers gather intel
critical to locating and capturing the elusive Bin Laden.
KBL: Kill Bin Laden probes the hearts and
minds of America’s secret warriors, revealing what the job
means to them and the toll it takes. Here are the Navy SEALs
who can never admit what unit they work for; the CIA
paramilitary operators who risk their lives among the enemy,
putting themselves in harm’s way knowing their existence
will be denied if they are killed or captured; and the elite
cadre of gritty leaders who bravely put country and security
Filled with pulse-pounding
excitement and the tactics, intelligence tradecraft, and
operational sources and methods used in real-world CIA and
special-operations missions, KBL: Kill Bin Laden is a
thrill-a-minute dramatization that sets the standard for
adventure novels as it brilliantly imagines the action,
intrigue, and suspense of this real-life event and offers a
glimpse of the new face of warfare.
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