BBC security correspondent's bestselling memoir about the attempt on his life, his recovery and his experiences in the Middle East.
Born in 1961, Frank Gardner is the BBC's full-time Security Correspondent, reporting for television and radio on issues of domestic and international security, notably on Al-Qaeda-related terrorism. A fluent Arabist, with a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, he was previously the BBC's Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo, and before that in Dubai. He has written for the Economist, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Time Out and has been published in The Best of Sunday Times Travel Writing. Awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to journalism, Frank Gardner is married with two children and lives in London.
"Gardner is a superb reporter; his terrible experience only make his analysis all the more telling" EVENING STANDARD "Gardner tells his remarkable tale well and bravely, with an astonishing lack of anger and enduring love and respect for the Islamic world" SUNDAY TIMES "Chilling, graphic and admirably unsentimental... Gardner comes across as a modest, thoroughly decent man... an exemplary foreign correspondent" GUARDIAN "A witty, self-deprecating, inspiring testament" DAILY TELEGRAPH "Vivid detail... entertaining anecdotes... Gardner is a tremendous model for what relations between East and West can be... a fine introduction both to journalism and to the culture of the Middle East" INDEPENDENT