The Targeter by Nada Bakos audiobook

The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

By Nada Bakos , with Davin Coburn
Read by Christine Lakin

10.71 Hours 06/04/2019 Unabridged
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In 1999, thirty-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined to rise through the ranks of the agency first as an analyst and then as a targeting officer, eventually finding herself on the frontline of America’s war against Islamic extremists. In this role, Nada was charged with finding the godfather of ISIS and mastermind of Al Qaeda in Iraq: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In a tight, tension-packed narrative that takes the listener from Langley deep into Iraq, Bakos reveals the inner workings of the agency and the largely hidden world of intelligence gathering post 9/11. Entrenched in the predominantly male world of the CIA, Bakos belonged to a small yet dedicated sisterhood leading US Special Operations Forces to the doorstep of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. Filled with on-the-ground insights and poignant personal anecdotes, The Targeter shows us the great personal sacrifice that comes with intelligence work. This is Nada’s story, but it is also an intimate chronicle of how a group of determined, ambitious men and women worked tirelessly in the heart of the CIA to ensure our nation’s safety at home and abroad.

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Summary

Summary

In 1999, thirty-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined to rise through the ranks of the agency first as an analyst and then as a targeting officer, eventually finding herself on the frontline of America’s war against Islamic extremists. In this role, Nada was charged with finding the godfather of ISIS and mastermind of Al Qaeda in Iraq: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

In a tight, tension-packed narrative that takes the listener from Langley deep into Iraq, Bakos reveals the inner workings of the agency and the largely hidden world of intelligence gathering post 9/11. Entrenched in the predominantly male world of the CIA, Bakos belonged to a small yet dedicated sisterhood leading US Special Operations Forces to the doorstep of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.

Filled with on-the-ground insights and poignant personal anecdotes, The Targeter shows us the great personal sacrifice that comes with intelligence work. This is Nada’s story, but it is also an intimate chronicle of how a group of determined, ambitious men and women worked tirelessly in the heart of the CIA to ensure our nation’s safety at home and abroad.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A revealing and utterly engrossing account of the campaign to stop the terrorist mastermind behind the rise of ISIS.” Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author Bio: Nada Bakos

Author Bio: Nada Bakos

Nada Bakos is a former CIA analyst on the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq, al Qaida, and 9/11, and was the chief targeting officer following Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Ms. Bakos is currently focused on national security issues and regional stability around the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English