I had a chance to watch Mr. Rotella's documentary, The Perfect Terrorist, directed by Tom Jennings, funded by ProPublica and aired on Frontline (gotta give credit to them all), and I was blown away at how amazingly networked this entire event was. I then looked online for other sources and found this and it amazed me how incredibly great Mr. Rotella is at what he does. His work (namely, this Single) speaks volumes for his value of investigative journalism.
The best part is, unlike most popular and overly sensationalistic investigative journalism, Mr. Rotella's work (both the book and the documentary) has none of the hype, special effects, millions of dollars in media budget, or a ten day foreplay on the channel sponsoring the event to build up hype on a program that could've been summarized in two minutes. No, Mr. Rotella's work is the entire opposite. It's independent, donor-funded and directed towards public interest. It requires all the resources the former has, but the latter outdoes the former in terms of quality, importance and with the intent of informing everyone.
While this book reads like a sewn together set of stories that were written independently, for $0.99, it's a great price for the entire collection of his work on the subject. Also, as another reviewer here mentioned, it doesn't fully go into the background of all the players involved, it does give you just the right amount of information needed to understand how these things started, developed and manifested into what they ultimately became. Nonetheless, it's a great book. I loved every minute of reading it.