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

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

Label
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
Title
The triple agent
Title remainder
the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Joby Warrick, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warrick, Joby
Dewey number
  • 363.325092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.M52
LC item number
Q345 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Suicide bombers
  • Informers
  • Spies
  • Physicians
  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Informers
  • Physicians
  • Spies
  • Suicide bombers
  • Afghanistan
  • Jordan
  • Middle East
  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Suicide bombers
  • Spies
  • Physicians
Label
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn676726648
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385534185
Lccn
2011002639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385534185
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)676726648
Label
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn676726648
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385534185
Lccn
2011002639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385534185
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)676726648

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