I bought this b/c some Redditor did an IAMA/AMA about writing this. I liked his story, and told him I would buy it. I did, and I have been enjoying it. It's interesting, mostly well written (an editor would help, but over all it's on point.) This guy quit his job, put himself $90K in the hole to write this book on terrorism and the drug war, and feels that this is the only thing he has done with his Harvard education. If this is all he does with it, it was well earned. The most important message we all need to grasp to understand modern terrorism/ Islamic terrorism. Do him, and yourself a favor and buy this book.