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KBL: Kill Bin Laden: A Novel Based on True Events

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    KBL

    A must read, for anyone who was interested on how the work up arrived at the conclusion that UBL was in his villa, and how our allies the Pakastanis denied knowing anything about the whereabouts of this notorious, misguided Saudi who should have received a ten cent bullet before 9/11.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    Author John Weisman has taken the events behind the May 2, 2011, assassination of Osama Bin Laden by United States Navy Seal Team 6 and has created a rivetting story of the months and weeks before Bin Laden was killed. In Abbottabad, Pakistan, where the world now knows that Osama Bin Laden was living, Charlie Becker, a retired United States Airborne Range whose fingers and legs were blown off in Iraq by an al-Qaeda suicide bomber, is posing as a legless street beggar named Shahid. Fluent in Arabic, Urdu, and Pashto, Charlie is able to get along with the locals and pass vital information onto Langley and the CIA and its director, Vince Mercaldi, political appointee whose competence has surprised everyone. The men of Seal Team 6, DEVGRU, Troy Roberts, Padre, Jacko, Cajun, Heron and Rangemaster train and train, but what they are about to do is just another night's work. They get "jocked up" in lightweight body armor, Gen-III helmets with NOD, their 416 magazines loaded with rounds, their Sig-Sauers ready to go, and they are off!

    "KBL: Kill Bin Laden: A Novel Based on True Events" is brilliantly written and will hold the reader's attention to the story's last page. "KBL" is a cliff-hanger even though the reader knows the outcome. Charlie Becker's and Ty Becker's survival are both well-developed themes within the "hold your breath" plot. Author John Weisman takes the reader through week by week before the actual killing of Bin Laden takes place and has done his research on all matters military quite thoroughly. And Weisman's characters are strong and believable which makes "KBL" a great book for thriller fans everywhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Pretty awesome

    Good fictional account on events that really happened concerning the end of the biggest manhunt for the worst criminal to ever walk the earth. Since this is fictional but based on true events you have to wonder which is fact and which is fiction. An awesome read.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    I could not put this book down!!

    Very well written, spot on! You won't be let down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Disappointed

    I believe to the average reader, this book was entirely to technical. Almost the entire book, up until the end, was giving details that most people cannot understand. I understand that a background is necessary to the entire scenario, but to put in all the lettered abbreviations like CCPTL or ANST or whatever, totally took away from the context of the story. Just give us the background, a few names of important people who played a role in this. Didn't need an entire background of each person. I stuck with the book til the end because I was interested in how it all went down. The it ended. Really really disappointed in this book. I bought this for my 14 year old grandson for Christmas as he is really interested in this type of material, and he gave up trying to read it. I was generous giving it two stars. Thought it was such a huge bunch of jibberish throughout.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    The Real Story

    Right off the first page this book grabs your attention. A beggar in Pakistan, no legs, true to Allah, going through his day as usual. However for Shahid the usual wasn¿t usual at all because Shahid was Charlie Becker, Army Ranger; VOLUNTEERING his time to help catch the ultimate bad guy in Osama Bin Laden.
    KBL is the story of the months leading up to the capture/kill of Bin Laden by telling us stories of all involved. Backgrounds, names changed but a straight from the scene tale. You can easily figure out the ¿who¿s who¿ in this novel and Weisman certainly get his revenge on some pretty high profile people.
    Plans shot down, reconstructed and shot down again. People seeking reparation in the form of capture. People trying to dissuade the President of the United States from the decision he ultimately made (and good for him!). This book has everything that makes John Weisman an author4 to be read each time a new story/article comes out.
    A++++++ here and if you are old enough to remember 9/11 you must read this one!

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    A Great Book about the Bin Laden Raid

    This is a great book, albeit fiction, about the raid in May 2011 that killed Bin Laden. It is based on facts and that comes out in the book. John Weisman is a great writer and extremely knowledgeable about SEALS and Special Ops. Highly Recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    great book

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