Author(s): Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy
The extraordinary inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the years after 9/11.Following the attacks on the Twin Towers, Osama bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, eluded intelligence services and Special Forces units for almost a decade. Using remarkable, first-person testimony from bin Laden's family and militaryclosest aides, The Exile chronicles this astonishing tale of evasion, collusion and isolation.In intimate detail, The Exile reveals not only the frantic attack on Afghanistan by the United States in their hunt for bin Laden but also how and why, when they found his family soon afterm, the Bush administration rejected the chance to seize themhim. It charts the formation of ISIS, and uncovers the wasted opportunity to kill its Al Qaeda-sponsored founder; it explores the development of the CIA's torture programme; it details Iran's secret shelter for bin Laden's family and Al Qaeda's military council; and it captures the power struggles, paranoia and claustrophobia within the Abbottabad house prior to the raid.A landmark work of investigation and reportage, The Exile is as authoritative as it is compelling, and essential reading for anyone concerned with history, security and future relations with the Islamic world.
The extraordinary inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the years after 9/11
Absolutely spine-chilling, breathless, heart-rending, astonishing. So hard to put down Sunday Times on The Siege Propulsive, intense, exceedingly well-reported ... a tragedy and a thriller with concussive human and political resonance. I read it in what felt like three blinks New York Times on The Siege Compulsive and brilliantly researched. Reads like a fast-paced thriller -- William Dalrymple on 'The Siege'
Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of several books, most recently the acclaimed The Siege: Trapped Inside the Taj Hotel. Run or Hide?, published by Penguin in 2013. For sixteen years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. In 2009 the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries which have been nominated at the Amnesty International Media Awards and the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and longlisted at the BAFTAs. Currently they are filming several new projects in South Asia.