Sunday Times Best Books of the Year: The Black Banners
The Sunday Times
December 5, 2011
The Sunday Times selected The Black Banners, by Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman, as one of their books of the year:
The Black Banners by Ali Soufan
Allen Lane £25/ebook £14.99
Soufan, a top FBI agent of Lebanese descent, threw up in the office toilets when he realised that the CIA had concealed from him key evidence that might have thwarted the September 11 attacks. This is a dismaying account of inter-agency bureaucratic rivalry and inertia, but a fascinating drama about how terrorists are tracked down.
Read an excerpt from the book: