The killing of Osama Bin Laden
The US government offered $25million for information leading to the capture of Osama Bin Laden. 18 months after his killing, no one has received any money. But has it secured Barack Obama another term in office? Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, has written a full account of the killing – from the Oval Office viewpoint to the Navy Seals on the ground.
The Guardian ran an extract over the weekend and the Metro are talking about it today. And on Radio Five, Richard Bacon and Mark Bowden debated the book in depth. The death of Bin Laden is a major factor of the close-run US election campaign, and The Finish traces the operation in blow-by-blow detail. It is an unrivalled account of the most high-profile special forces operation ever to have been undertaken, and a page-turning narrative of how the man behind 9/11 was finally brought to justice.