First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11

Toby Harnden’s extensive background in reporting and specialization in terrorism and war is evident in this book. He’s a man who’s reported in thirty-three countries, been imprisoned and cleared, and spent a decade as a Royal Navy Officer. The author has the ability to deliver information in an almost entrancing way throughout the novel. Often feeling like a “Tom Clancy” novel and a post-action report had a child, this book is gripping in its presentation of the men and women who lead the fight into the heart of Afghanistan; before even the United States military had a plan. Reading this book is definitely an intense ride though, arguably, some of the most important early history in the twenty-year war on terror.  

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