FIRST CASUALTY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CIA MISSION TO AVENGE 9/11
“Masterful, complex, and heartfelt, from the deeply personal to the critically strategic. Captures many lessons on many levels.” —Ambassador Hank Crumpton, former senior CIA officer
Published by Little, Brown.
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Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and editor. His book First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11 will be published on August 19th in the UK and September 7th in the US.
Toby also wrote Dead Men Risen, which won the Orwell Prize, and Bandit Country, one of the most acclaimed books about the Irish Troubles. A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia.
PRAISE FOR FIRST CASUALTY
“Harnden skillfully interweaves dramatic action sequences with the backstories of the book’s central figures, and briskly highlights the failures of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Readers will be swept up in this little-known chapter of America’s ‘forever war.” – Publishers Weekly