THE HUNT FOR KSM
MARCH 2012 HARDCOVER
The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer
The definitive account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the real mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks in history.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed is the most significant terrorist in captivity. On March 1, 2003, American and Pakistani intelligence agents captured him—bringing to a close one of the greatest manhunts in history.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews, many with investigators speaking for the first time and with members of KSM’s family, as well as thousands of documents, McDermott and Meyer give the first comprehensive account of the chase for KSM and what happened after he was captured, including the disruption of the global network he personally assembled.
The Hunt for KSM is a tour de force of investigative journalism and a vivid portrayal of the epic struggle to capture the most significant terrorist behind bars.
About the authors: Josh Meyer’s “Inside Al Qaeda” series that ran in the Los Angeles Times was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and he has twice been part of teams that have won the Pulitzer Prize for their security reporting. He is the former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times and has reported on international terrorism for more than a decade. He lives in Washington, DC.
Terry McDermott worked at eight newspapers for more than 30 years, most recently for 10 years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was a national correspondent. He is the author of Perfect Soldiers (HarperCollins, 2005), and 101 Theory Drive (Pantheon, 2010). His New Yorker essay on KSM was groundbreaking.
McDermott’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wilson Quarterly, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Pacific Magazine.
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