The Resource The triple agent : [the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA], Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)

The triple agent : [the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA], Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)

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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
Title variation
  • Al Qaeda mole who infiltrated the C.I.A
  • Qaida mole who infiltrated the CIA
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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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Audio
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10108659
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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Warrick, Joby
Dewey number
  • 363.325092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sunil Malhotra
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Malhotra, Sunil
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True
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  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Suicide bombers
  • Informers
  • Spies
  • Physicians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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not applicable
Label
The triple agent : [the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA], Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4836B336-102B-4301-80A0-FE68A95E05B1
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OverDrive Audiobook
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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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  • not applicable
  • unknown
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Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780307878151
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Publisher number
8614-CD
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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  • (OCoLC)774402996
  • ocn774402996
  • OCoLC
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The triple agent : [the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA], Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4836B336-102B-4301-80A0-FE68A95E05B1
Publication
Note
OverDrive Audiobook
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307878151
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Publisher number
8614-CD
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774402996
  • ocn774402996
  • OCoLC
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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