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The Resource The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick

The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick

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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
Title
The triple agent
Title remainder
the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
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  • Al Qaeda mole who infiltrated the C.I.A
  • Qaida mole who infiltrated the CIA
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eng
Summary
In December 2009, Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent and a go-between for the CIA and al-Qaeda, detonated a suicide bomb at a CIA base, killing seven agents. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick chronicles how this tragedy happened, examining al-Balawi's journey through the spy world and how the CIA failed to recognize the danger he posed
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  • Books like Warrick's are always scarier than the easily dismissed spy novel for one reason: They're real. It's disconcerting to hear how close we came to disaster and that only dumb luck saved us. The book is about Humam al-Balawi, a Jordanian physician who convinced the CIA he was spying on Al Qaeda for the U.S. but is revealed to have been working for the terrorists all along. Sunil Malhotra has a gentle Middle Eastern accent that makes the complicated names of people and towns flow easily, helping the listener keep them straight. His soft pronunciation of Pakistan and Afghanistan makes them sound like unfamiliar places. The book illuminates a half-dozen CIA and military people who work in the shadows and makes them real. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine
  • In December 2009, members of al-Qaeda infiltrated the CIA’s Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan and succeeded in killing seven agency operatives. Warrick explores the events surrounding this infamous suicide bombing and analyzes American intelligence failures leading up to the attack. With clear, smooth narration that is never histrionic, Sunil Malhotra complements both the author’s approach and his style. Malhotra’s pronunciation of Middle Eastern names—as well as his transition between English and regional languages—is consistently flawless. He creates an impressive range of distinct voices and regional accents for the book’s characters. And his energetic narration not only captures the tension of suspenseful scenes but maintains listener attention during moments of exposition and analysis. A Doubleday hardcover. (July) --Staff (Reviewed August 29, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 35, p)
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10108659
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Warrick, Joby
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  • 363.325092
  • B
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biography
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Read by Sunil Malhotra
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Malhotra, Sunil
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True
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  • Balawi, Humam Khalil al-
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Suicide bombers
  • Informers
  • Spies
  • Physicians
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the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
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  • Title from container
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  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:00:00
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unknown
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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828441
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4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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6 audio discs (7 hr.)
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not applicable
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9780307878120
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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digital
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RHCD 3097
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (Sirsi) i9780307878120
  • (OCoLC)730943078
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Label
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA, Joby Warrick
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:00:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828441
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307878120
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 3097
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307878120
  • (OCoLC)730943078
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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