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Defeating Terror: Behind the hunt for the Bali bombers
Published by Hardie Grant Books
In 2002 Australia was rocked by the terrorist bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians. Then, in 2005 the country was rocked again by another bombing that claimed the lives of a further 20 people and injured 100 others. In Defeating Terror, former Australian Federal Police agent, David Craig, draws on his first-hand experience to tell the true story behind the terrorists who instigated the Bali bombings. Craig takes us behind the scenes of the joint global investigations, that painstakingly pieced together the evidence to finally understand who the bombers were and how they could be tracked down. This is an event that remains very fresh in the minds of Australians, and Defeating Terror finally puts together the whole of its back story. Craig takes us behind the front-line fight, exposing the strengths, fears and vulnerabilities of both sides and showing us what really happened behind the headlines.
David Craig had 22 years experience as an Australian Federal Police officer and international undercover operative. For the last 10 of those years he was a Detective Superintendent serving both in Australia and overseas. He has run nationally significant cases ranging from multimillion dollar drug operations, to police corruption enquiries to international terrorism cases. Additionally, he was Paul Keating's and John Howard's close protection officer (body guard). He worked in many countries ranging from the jungles of East Timor to the deserts of Afghanistan.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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