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Author: Chris Wallace Narrator: Chris Wallace Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Countdown Series Release Date: September 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797128313

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A deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden

On August 27, 2010, three CIA officers ask for a private meeting with CIA Director Leon Panetta. During that secret session, they tell Panetta that agents have tracked a courier with deep Al Qaeda ties to a three-story house at the end of a dead-end street in Abbottabad, Pakistan. But they say it’s more than a house—it’s a heavily protected fortress. No one in the meeting says the name bin Laden. They don’t have to. Everyone understands that finally, after nearly a decade, maybe, just maybe, they’ve found the world’s most wanted man.

In Countdown bin Laden, Chris Wallace, celebrated journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, delivers a thrilling new account of the final eight months of intelligence gathering, national security strategizing, and meticulous military planning that leads to the climactic mission when SEAL Team Six closes in on its target.

The book delivers new information collected from Wallace’s in-depth interviews with more than a dozen central figures, including Admiral William H. McRaven—leader of the operation in Pakistan—as well as CIA Director Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and two members of SEAL Team Six who participate in the raid, including the special operator who kills Osama bin Laden.

Wallace also brings to life the human elements of this story, talking to families who lost loved ones on 9/11, sharing what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and bringing us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid.

Published on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, Countdown bin Laden is a historical thriller filled with intrigue, cinematic action, and fresh reporting about the race to apprehend and bring to justice the mastermind of the most consequential terrorist attack in American history.

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  • “A highly readable, vividly detailed account of one of the most dramatic intelligence victories in recent history…The narrative accelerates as it progresses, and Wallace provides the right amount of detail to bring the events to life.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Engrossing…This is a cinematic overview of one of the CIA’s most heralded missions.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller

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    " Outstanding story with great details behind the planning of Osama Bin Laden's death! Must listen! "

    - BRS, 10/28/2021

About the Author

Chris Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice and Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World. He is the anchor of Fox News Sunday. In his eighteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous US and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award.