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Author: Aimen Dean Narrator: Assaf Cohen Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781982538569
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As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical weapons program, he foiled attacks on civilians and saved countless lives, brushing with death so often that his handlers began to call him their spy with nine lives.

This is the story of how a young Muslim, determined to defend his faith, found himself fighting on the wrong side—and his fateful decision to work undercover for his sworn enemy. From the killing fields of Bosnia to the training camps of Afghanistan, from running money and equipment in Britain to dodging barrel bombs in Syria, we discover what life is like inside the global jihad, and what it will take to stop it once and for all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An incisive history of the war on terrorism and a riveting true-life thriller.”

    Professor Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies

  • “One of the most extraordinary, captivating and insightful accounts of involvement in the violent global jihad…A seminal book.”

    Richard Walton, former head of Counter Terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard

  • “A must-read…A key resource for our understanding of counter-terrorism policy and practice in the twenty-first century.”

    Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator, International Spy Museum

  • “A stunning inside account of the making of a senior al-Qaeda operative…Provides unique intelligence insights into the inner workings of al-Qaeda before and after 9/11.”

    Dr. Magnus Ranstorp, research director at the Swedish Defence University’s Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies

  • “A compelling and invaluable account of life inside al-Qaeda through the eyes of a first-rate spy. This unique narrative throws open the shutters of the secret worlds of terror.”

    Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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About the Author

Aimen Dean now consults on security and counterterrorism for governments and the private sector.

About the Narrator

Assaf Cohen is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has appeared in various plays, short films, and television shows. He grew up in Palo Alto and attended UC Berkeley where he earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology. He continued his classical training by earning a master of fine arts in acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University under the instruction of legendary acting instructor William Esper.