The New Jackals by Simon Reeve
Hardcover. Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine. 1999. Northeastern University Press. 1st Edition, 4th Printing.
The first book in the world on bin Laden and al Qaeda, this New York Times bestseller warned of a new age of apocalyptic terrorism.
While researching the book Simon traced and interviewed bin Laden supporters and senior FBI, CIA, and Asian intelligence officials, had clandestine meetings with spies and militants in tea houses, car parks and burger bars, was followed by secret agents, and spent hours hiding in disguise while searching for a former Lebanese arms smuggler.
Classified documents and evidence obtained by Simon detailed the existence, development and aims of the most dangerous terrorist organisation in modern history. The resulting book was published in the US and UK in 1998 and 1999, with the conclusion an apocalyptic terrorist attack by al Qaeda was inevitable. The New Jackals was published in Britain and the United States in 1998 and 1999. Although only a small number of copies were sold in the USA prior to 2001, the American Association of University Presses states that during the three months after September 11, 2001, The New Jackals was one of the three best-selling books in the United States.