By Douglas Laux, Ralph Pezzullo
The explosive New York occasions bestseller!
On September eleven, 2001, Doug Laux was once a freshman in collage, at the route to changing into a physician. yet with the autumn of the dual Towers got here a turning element in his lifestyles. After graduating he joined the principal Intelligence corporation, made up our minds to get himself to Afghanistan and into the heart of the motion. via patience and difficult paintings he used to be fast-tracked to a clandestine operations place abroad. Dropped right into a distant quarter of Afghanistan, he bought his baptism through fireplace. annoyed through bureaucratic crimson tape, a frequent lack of know-how of the neighborhood customs and tradition and an angle of complacency that hindered his skill to wrestle the neighborhood Taliban, Doug confounded his friends via dressing like a local and getting to know the neighborhood dialect, making touch and development assets inside of numerous lethal terrorist networks. His new method ended in unparalleled successes, together with uncovering the biggest IED community on the earth, chargeable for killing 1000s people infantrymen. in the meantime, Doug needed to sustain fake pretenses together with his relatives, female friend and friends--nobody may comprehend what he did for a living--and take care of the emotional turbulence of regularly residing a lie. His double lifestyles was once development to an explosive solution, with repercussions that will have a long way achieving consequences.