A story of unbelievable courage and good old-fashioned spycraft

2. The Spymaster of Baghdad
The Spymaster of Baghdad
Against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, the book notes the spymaster’s struggle to develop the unit from scratch in challenging circumstances after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. اضافة اعلان

The book follows the fraught relationship of two of his agents, Al-Sudani brothers — one undercover with Daesh for 16 long months and his handler — and a disillusioned scientist as she turns bomb-maker, threatening the lives of thousands.

With unprecedented access to characters on all sides, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Coker challenges the conventional view that Western coalition forces defeated Daesh. Crediting the courageous work the undercover agent, Coker emphasizes how his efforts paved the way to the killing of Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in 2019.

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