Triple Cross by Peter Lance
How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI

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"A chilling account of a killer who slipped through the hands of a daft justice system….Triple Cross chronicles one of the most vicious spies of our time."—Toronto Sun

In the years prior to 2001, no single agent of al Qaeda was more successful in compromising the U.S. intelligence community than Ali Mohamed. For almost two decades the former Egyptian army commando succeeded in living a double life—marrying an American woman, becoming a naturalized citizen, and infiltrating the CIA in Europe, the Green Berets at Fort Bragg, and the FBI in California—even as he helped orchestrate the campaign of terror that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.

Triple Cross is award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance's chilling true account of the career of the master spy known to his al Qaeda brothers as "Ali the American"—an explosive narrative revealing the gaping holes in our nation's security net. Finally, coming off his previous FBI exposé, Cover Up, Lance also chronicles the collapse of the Brooklyn murder trial of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio, a case that could well have revolutionized public understanding of the background of 9/11.


About Peter Lance

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As an ABC News correspondent, Peter Lance covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Among his awards are the RFK Journalism Prize and the AP's Sevellon Brown Award. In 2010 he was appointed Research Scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies. He lives in California.
Published October 5, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 688 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The New American

Bewildering in its oft-Byzantine attention to detail and dot-connecting, dismaying in its portrayal of the incompetence, treachery, and self-serving cynicism of the web of government officials who permitted 9/11 and other heinous crimes to take place, and infuriating in its account of crimes unso...

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