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KBL: Kill Bin Laden

KBL: Kill Bin Laden, November 2011
by John Weisman

William Morrow
288 pages
ISBN: 0062119516
EAN: 9780062119513
Kindle: B005LC1VYQ
Hardcover / e-Book
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"A breathtaking account of the hunt for America's number one enemy"

Fresh Fiction Review

KBL: Kill Bin Laden
John Weisman

Reviewed by Kathyrn Little
Posted January 14, 2012

Thriller Military

KBL: KILL BIN LADEN tellS the tale of the hunt and capture of Bin Laden. John Weisman begins with immediate action and will capture the readers' attention and leave them unable to put down the book for the entirety of this story. The reader is taken from setting to setting, the author's rich narrative providing in-depth details and shocking tales. The reader can literally picture Pakistan, Afghanistan, Washington D.C., etc...

How far would you go to secure your country's safety? The author provides a view into the minds of the team that took down Bin Laden and their perseverance and extreme determination. The reader will love getting to know the team since they each seem so real and could be your next-door neighbor. Weisman is amazing at keeping the pace of the novel very fast while still managing to provide all of the necessary details in a way that enables the reader to remember.

Each and every event will leave the reader on the edge of their toes. The reader will anticipate and turn the pages quickly to discover the what happens next. The time, location, and date are provided for every chapter, allowing the reader to picture even more of the plot. If you are a reader who enjoys real events told from the perspective of characters, then KBL: KILL BIN LADEN is the book for you. It may seem like it would be anticlimactic due to the obvious fact the reader should know how this book ends; however, that serves to make the book even more exciting and the reader even more wary as they must anticipate every event. Pick up KBL: KILL BIN LADEN to truly live in the moment with the team that ended the life of America's number one threat.

Learn more about KBL: Kill Bin Laden


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.

Moving 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 above politics.

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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