Author: Neil Doyle
Publisher: Manas Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817049222X
Terror Tracker chronicles the extraordinary true-life adventures of an investigating journalist who set out to penetrate the internal workings of al-Qaeda and illuminate the murky world of international terrorism. It reveals, for the first time, the inside story of the three-year long investigation that led to the arrest of the notorious terrorist suspect Abu Hamza.
Although he didn’t know it at the time, Neil Doyle’s Journey began in 1993, with an assignment to repost on the first bombing of the World Trade Centre in New York. That experience led him to resolve, on the afternoon of 11 September 2001, to abandon his job as a news editor in favour of investigating terrorism full-time. It was a unique experiment and a dangerous gamble.
Doyle twice managed to locate the exact whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and, despite opposition from figures in the world of espionage, he went on to uncover al-Qaeda’s plans to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons against Western targets. He also discovered that the authorities may have known much more about the terrible tragedy that was to unfold on 11 September than has been previously revealed, and included here is a detailed chronology of the evens surrounding hat fateful day.
Terror Tracker lifts the lid on the unseen battles being waged between al-Qaeda computer hackers and their Western counterparts. It includes the astonishing story of an American housewife turned cyber-siren who uses Internet chat rooms to lure terrorists to their deaths-quite literally.
The book concludes by detailing the downfall of Abu Hamza, which began when an undercover investigator infiltrated Hamza’s circle at Finsbury Park mosque and acquired a cache of incriminating audio and video tapes during an audacious, covert sting operation. Terrifyingly, Doyle provides an unprecedented expose of the way militant groups are using Britain as a base for organizing operations all over the world.
Alarming and riveting, this is a fast-moving insider’s account of the West’s war on terrorism.
Mr Doyle could well be described as one of a new breed of cyber-journalist.
-David W Jones, foreign editor, Washington Times