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Author: Fred Burton, Samuel M. Katz Narrator: Samuel M. Katz Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781427236067
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The explosive inside account of the attack against the US diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya

On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the information officer, Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

After the fall of Qaddafi, Benghazi was transformed into a hotbed of fundamentalist fervor and a den of spies for the northern half of the African continent. Moreover, it became the center of gravity for terrorist groups strategically situated in the violent whirlwinds of the Arab Spring. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists had their sights set on the US diplomatic and intelligence presence in the city.

Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, his diplomatic security contingent, and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them.

More than just the minute-by-minute narrative of a desperate last stand in the midst of an anarchic rebellion, Under Fire is an inspiring testament to the bravery and selflessness of the men and women who put their country first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a gripping, authoritative account of a tragedy that’s not going away…It tells the story of a Washington too blinded by politics to see the facts. A wonderful book.”

    Robert Baer, former CIA operative and New York Times bestselling author of See No Evil

  • “[An] amazing read.”


  • “A gripping first-hand narrative…[The authors] keep the politics out of it and let the events of that night speak for themselves.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Heart-stopping, minute-by-minute detail…Much more a tale of valor on the ground than a story about the overshadowing grandstanding we’ve witnessed from those in Washington’s bleachers.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “A wealth of information that paints a night-long war…The harrowing story of the firefight faced by those who escaped the compound and the two terrorist attacks that night on the CIA’s annex in Benghazi.”

    Washington Examiner

  • “Gripping…[An] authoritative account of a still-controversial spasm of anti-American violence.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller

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About the Author

Fred Burton is one of the world’s foremost experts on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations. He is vice president for counterterrorism and corporate security at Stratfor, the influential private security intelligence company sometimes called “the shadow CIA.” He is the former deputy chief of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, the Department of State’s counterterrorism branch.

About the Narrator

Jeff Gurner created the title role in the American premiere of A Prayer for Owen Meany at Playmakers Rep. He has appeared in productions on and off Broadway such as The Lion King, Five Course Love, The London Cuckolds, and Harrigan & Hart. His film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, and Hey Joel!, an animated series for VHI.