In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines. His most recent book is Worm: The First Digital World War.
Mark Bowden comes to this story with impressive credentials... How the Americans finally got their man is an extraordinary tale and Bowden does it justice. * The Guardian * If Bowden's book is breathless at times in detailing how the hunt for Bin Laden finally unfolded, he does not dodge the more difficult issues... Above all, Bowden provides a compelling insight into Obama's considerations in ordering such missions. * Observer * A gripping book about a gripping operation... So rich with detail I didn't know. -- Richard Bacon * Richard Bacon Afternoon Show * One of the most gripping and authoritative accounts of combat ever written. * USA Today on Black Hawk Down *