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For most Americans, September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is known less by name than by photograph; more specifically, the picture taken of him on the day of his 2003 capture. (A cropped version of that unflattering photo appears on the cover.) That identification problem was not limited to us: For years, FBI, CIA, and other intelligence services waded through literally dozens of his aliases to nab the man behind numerous sinister plots. The co-authors of this book got into that hunt early, having been tipped off about "KSM" not long after the 9/11 attacks. The Hunt for KSM documents its story with a double twine; in alternate chapters following the terrorism planner as moves restlessly from trouble spot to trouble spot and tracking the decade-long pursuit of this angry operative. The globe-trotting narrative defies easy summarization, but I found it utterly fascinating and compelling. I was struck, for instance, by how secular and pragmatic KSM was and by the makeshift quality of his projects. I would definitely recommend this book to serious history readers.
— R.J. Wilson, Bookseller, #1002, New York NY