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on April 17, 2012
"Hunting in the Shadows" is, by far, the best book on al Qaeda I have read in the last few years. It digs deeply into some of the most significant terrorist plots and attacks -- from the 2005 al Qaeda-led London bombings to the 2009 al Qaeda plot by Najibullah Zazi to conduct suicide attacks on the New York City subway. The book is extremely well-written and includes interesting dialogue from signals intelligence intercepts and other sources. It's also balanced and objective. Perhaps most useful, however, is Dr. Jones' framework for understanding al Qaeda's activities in a series of "waves" and "reverse waves." In sum, lots of good information, well-written, and important argument. I liked it to so much I've started reading it ... again.