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Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI

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"A chilling account of a killer who slipped through the hands of a daft justice system….Triple Cross chronicles one of the most vicious spies of our time."—Toronto Sun

In the years prior to 2001, no single agent of al Qaeda was more successful in compromising the U.S. intelligence community than Ali Mohamed. For almost two decades the former Egyptian army commando succeeded
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Published October 5th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 21st 2006)
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Stephanie
OMG this book gave me nightmares. I read it, then went back and read Lance's other book "1000 years for revenge" - now plan to re-read this one this summer, if I can stand it.

Peter Lance is an amazing investigative journalist. I heard him interviewed by Gene Burns on the radio a couple of times and everything just resonated, and explained some of the puzzle about the whole 9-11 episode...or whatever the right word is for it. With Patrick Fitzgerald becoming some sort of media hero, this made me
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Bliss Tew
This was an excellent book which I read during September 2009. It exposes many mistakes and coverups by the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies. It reveals much about al-Qaeda and about the cooperation enjoyed by al-Qaeda from nation-states,as well as raises questions about how an al-Qaeda operative could be granted access to America, enlisted into our army, and depended on by our FBI and other agencies supposedly without anyone catching on to his spy status.

I hope that Peter
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William West
Poorly written, obvious attack on Patrick Fitzgerald. This book was written by someone with little or no idea on how the military or federal government works. Despite massive open source quotes, Mr. Lance appears to want to write in the "Watergate" exposure genre. The one redeeming quality is that it serves as an example for why operational security and coordination is necessary. No wonder I got this book so cheap!
Kathryne
I wanted to like this more than I did. The opening chapters were a bit off-putting as the writing felt rather misogynist to me. Constant references to the woman who ran the triple mole that talked about her competency, abilities all seemed to be related to the fact that she was female. It became exhausting to get through for me as a result. I eventually just had to walk away from this one because I just felt irritated.
Joseph Myers
This book is PACKED with tons of information covering a rather large time period in the breakdown of government agencies from around the early 1990's, to 911...If you want to get a behind the scenes look at some of the issues the FBI, CIA, and NSA deal with, read this book
Christiaän
A fantastically nerve-rattling exposé. An absolutely critical read for anyone interested or involved in the intelligence community and counterterrorism.
Steven
This was a very interesting "conspiracy theory" book. Author had some very valid points in the failures to stop 9/11. Good read.
Jeff
An absolutely intense look into many historical national tragedies and how they may tie into each other. I loved it!
A.J. Jr.
Absolute must read. Lance's third and final book on the subject. Read it and weep.
Alex
This is one of those books where, having it read, the world suddenly makes more sense.
Maggie Guevara
How the path to 9-11 unfolded and then some...
Paul
Written by ABC Journalist Peter Lance painstakingly detailed account of what the U.S. 9/11 commision buried in their report. This is journalism at it's finest.
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Peter Lance is a five-time Emmy-winning investigative reporter now working as a screenwriter and novelist. With a Masters Degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, Lance spent the first 15 years of his career as a print reporter and network correspondent.

He began his career as a reporter for his hometown paper, The Newport, R.I.
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