Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI

Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI (Paperback)

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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 life—marrying an American woman, becoming a naturalized citizen, and infiltrating the CIA in Europe, the Green Berets at Fort Bragg, and the FBI in California—even 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


A five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter and former correspondent for ABC News, Peter Lance has covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. He is the author of 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up, and the novel First Degree Burn, and he lives in California.

Praise for Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI…


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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061189413
ISBN-13: 9780061189418
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 688
Language: English