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  • Every assertion is carefully sourced and checked. This book is in the finest traditions of American investigative journalism. Coll is the thinking man's Michael Wolff.

    Sherard Cowper-Coles, The Times
  • A masterful and entertaining account ... the story is delivered with a literary prowess that has been absent in previous western accounts of America's longest running war

    Rafia Zakaria, Guardian
  • Spectacular ... Directorate S has a cast of characters that makes Bourne movies pale in comparison

    Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times
  • Impressively detailed, stylishly crafted and authoritative... as gloomy as it is compelling


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