The Resource KBL, kill Bin Laden: : a novel based on true events, John Weisman, (electronic resource)

KBL, kill Bin Laden: : a novel based on true events, John Weisman, (electronic resource)

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KBL, kill Bin Laden: : a novel based on true events
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KBL, kill Bin Laden:
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a novel based on true events
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John Weisman
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K B L
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eng
Summary
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 KBL 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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Weisman, John
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813/.54
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fiction
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Read by Nick Sullivan
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  • Sullivan, Nick
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  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • United States
  • United States
  • Terrorists
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
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KBL, kill Bin Laden: : a novel based on true events, John Weisman, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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KBL, kill Bin Laden: : a novel based on true events, John Weisman, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 55 min.))
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9780062121899
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