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The explosive New York Times bestseller!

On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends--nobody could know what he did for a living--and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.

Biographies & Memoirs
April 5
St. Martin's Press

Customer Reviews

Timesavage ,

Left of Boom

Just amazing. Helps gain a whole new perspective. A huge thanks to all those fighting and protecting our country!

Rick Kelly ,

Terrible Book

Shortly after reading sample and paying for it got even worse. The mystique author trying to create with blanks and omissions is ridiculous and then he just rants on about public information.
Absolute worst book I've ever purchased from iBooks.

Aaron The Gator ,

Redactions redactions

The book is interesting and engaging but it feels like every sentence is cut in half with redactions

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