Left of Boom : How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 the 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.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781250116888
  • ISBN-10: 1250116880
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > History > Military - Afghan War (2001-)

 
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