Aimen Dean now consults on security and counter-terrorism for governments and the private sector with a focus on counter-terrorist finance. Paul Cruickshank is CNN's Terrorism Analyst and Editor-in-Chief of CTC Sentinel, the flagship publication of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Tim Lister is a British producer and reporter who has covered international news for the BBC and CNN for more than thirty years. They wrote the international bestseller Agent Storm with Morten Storm.
`A compelling and invaluable account of life inside al-Qaeda through the eyes of a first-rate spy. This unique narrative throws open the shutters of the secret world of terror.' -- Lawrence Wright, author of <i>The Looming Tower</i> `Aimen Dean has been on most of the major jihadist battlefields of the past three decades and met many of the most significant figures... Not only a gripping page-turner, but also an extraordinary contemporary history of the global terror threat.' -- Raffaello Pantucci, author of <i> We Love Death As You Love Life : Britain's Suburban Terrorists</i> `One of the most extraordinary, captivating and insightful accounts of involvement in the violent global jihad. For many years, Aimen Dean risked his life time and time again, penetrated the leadership of al-Qaeda and saved many lives. Britain owes him a debt of gratitude. A seminal book.' -- Richard Walton, Head of Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), New Scotland Yard, 2011-2016