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Author Dean, Aimen, author.

Title Nine lives : my time as MI6's top spy inside al-Qaeda / Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister.

Publication Info. London, England : Oneworld Publications Ltd, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY DEAN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  B DEAN    Check Shelf
Description xii, 467 pages : map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-455) and index.
Summary "As one of al-Qaeda's most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda's chemical weapons program, he foiled attacks on civilians and saved countless lives, brushing with death so often that his handlers began to call him their spy with nine lives. This is the story of how a young Muslim, determined to defend his faith, found himself fighting on the wrong side-- and his fateful decision to work undercover for his sworn enemy. From the killing fields of Bosnia to the training camps of Afghanistan, from running money and equipment in Britain to dodging barrel bombs in Syria, we discover what life is like inside the global jihad, and what it will take to stop it once and for all"--Dust jacket.
Contents Prologue: A wanted man, 2016-2018 -- My first life : the unlit candle, 1978-1995 -- My second life : Jalalabad and the jungle, 1996-1997 -- My third life : the pledge, 1997-1998 -- My fourth life : escape from al-Qaeda, 1998 -- My fifth life : undercover, 1999 -- My sixth life : jihad for a new millennium, 1999-2000 -- My seventh life : something bog, 2001-2004 -- My eighth life : nicotine, 2004-2005 -- My ninth life : a graveyard in Syria, 2006-2015 -- Reflections.
Subject Dean, Aimen.
Qaida (Organization) -- Biography.
Great Britain. MI6 -- Biography.
Chemical weapons.
Spies -- England -- Biography.
Terrorism -- Afghanistan.
Terrorist organizations -- Afghanistan.
Qaida (Organization) (OCoLC)fst00763708
Great Britain. MI6. (OCoLC)fst00562858
Chemical weapons. (OCoLC)fst00853245
Spies. (OCoLC)fst01129772
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Terrorist organizations. (OCoLC)fst01941188
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Cruickshank, Paul, author.
Lister, Tim (Journalist), author.
Added Title 9 lives
Cover Title Nine lives : my time as the West's top spy inside al-Qaeda
ISBN 9781786073280 (hardcover)
1786073285 (hardcover)
9781786074645 (paperback)
1786074648 (paperback)
9781786073297 (ebook)
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