Triple Cross

How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI

By Peter Lance
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061189418, 643pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

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"A chilling account of a killer who slipped through the hands of a daft justice system.Triple Cross chronicles one of the most vicious spies of our time." Toronto Sun

In the years prior to 2001, no single agent of al Qaeda was more successful in compromising the U.S. intelligence community than Ali Mohamed. For almost two decades the former Egyptian army commando succeeded in living a double lifemarrying an American woman, becoming a naturalized citizen, and infiltrating the CIA in Europe, the Green Berets at Fort Bragg, and the FBI in Californiaeven as he helped orchestrate the campaign of terror that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.

Triple Cross is award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance's chilling true account of the career of the master spy known to his al Qaeda brothers as "Ali the American"an explosive narrative revealing the gaping holes in our nation's security net. Finally, coming off his previous FBI exposÉ, Cover Up, Lance also chronicles the collapse of the Brooklyn murder trial of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio, a case that could well have revolutionized public understanding of the background of 9/11.

About the Author
Peter Lance is a five-time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter. Author of "1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up, "and the novel Fi"rst Degree Burn, "he is a former correspondent for ABC News and has covered hundreds of stories worldwide for "20/20, Nightline, "and W"orld News Tonight." Among his other awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize and the Sevellon Brown Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors association. Peter Lance lives in California.

Praise For Triple Cross

Praise for 1000 Years of Revenge:“Compelling and briskly told.”
-Washington Post

Praise for 1000 Years of Revenge :“A brilliant investigative read.”
-Nicholas Pileggi

Praise for 1000 Years of Revenge“Astounding… a 500-page smoking gun.”
-Kristin Breitweiser, co-chair, September 11 advocates

Praise for Cover Up:“A disturbing indictment of those we trust to care for the common good.”
-Santa Barbara News Press

Praise for Cover Up:“[Lance] has no reservations about pointing fingers… disquieting.”
-Toronto Sun

Praise for Cover Up:“The cumulative evidence is startling.”
-New York

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