Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of several books, most recently the acclaimed The Siege: Trapped Inside the Taj Hotel. Run or Hide?, published by Penguin in 2013. For sixteen years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. In 2009 the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries which have been nominated at the Amnesty International Media Awards and the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and longlisted at the BAFTAs. Currently they are filming several new projects in South Asia.
Absolutely spine-chilling, breathless, heart-rending, astonishing. So hard to put down Sunday Times on The Siege Propulsive, intense, exceedingly well-reported ... a tragedy and a thriller with concussive human and political resonance. I read it in what felt like three blinks New York Times on The Siege Compulsive and brilliantly researched. Reads like a fast-paced thriller -- William Dalrymple on 'The Siege' By tracking down the myriad bin Laden family members, associates and al-Qaeda members that inhabit this huge tour-de-force of a read, the authors have brought the personality of bin Laden into a sharper focus than could ever have been imagined. The detail mustered is little short of incredible, and evidently the result of forensic research only the best of investigative journalists could dig out ... Big it might be, but it is also a page-turner. There have been many books before on bin Laden and al-Qaeda, but this is one of the best -- David Pratt Glasgow Herald This book is a tour de force and the first detailed account told by al-Qaeda members themselves, making good use of the diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the captured al-Qaeda facilitator, as well as extensive interviews with one of its religious thinkers ... It tells us lots of things we knew, but in far more detail -- Christina Lamb Sunday Times