The Cipher Brief Book Store


Cipher Brief Experts are literally writing the history of national security, sharing their expertise, research and often first-hand knowledge of events that are shaping our world. Here are books, authored or co-authored by The Cipher Brief team:


Leaders: Myth and Reality
Publisher: Portfolio (October 23, 2018)

Team of Teams
Publisher: Portfolio (May 12, 2015)

My Share of the Task
Publisher: Portfolio (January 28, 2014)


Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (July 10, 2018)


Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State
Publisher: HarperCollins India (April 9, 2018)


Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence
Publisher: Georgetown University Press (April 2, 2018)


One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams
Publisher: Portfolio (June 13, 2017)


Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (May 2, 2017)

The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda (with Daniel Friedman)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (September 12, 2011)


Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
Publisher: Blue Rider Press (December 27, 2016)


88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, January 27, 2015


Tom Ridge: (with Tom McMillan)


Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces
Publisher: Georgetown University Press, January 15, 2014


No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, October 7, 2013


Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy
Publisher: Simons & Schuster, September 10, 2013


The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Dececember 13, 2011


Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing Society
Publisher: Lexington Books (May 9, 2011)


And these books, authored or co-authored by Under/Cover’s Senior Editor, Bill Harlow:


Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorist Trying to Destroy America
By James E. Mitchell, PhD with Bill Harlow
Publisher: Crown Forum; First Edition edition (November 29, 2016)

The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism from Al Qa’ida to ISIA
By Michael Morell with Bill Harlow
Publisher: Twelve; 1st edition (May 12, 2015)

Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives
By Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr. with Bill Harlow
Publisher: Threshold Editions (Simon & Schuster) (April 30, 2012)

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA
By George J. Tenet with Bill Harlow
Publisher: Harper Collins (April 30, 2007)

Circle William: A Novel
By Bill Harlow, Captain, United States Navy (Ret).
Publisher: Scribner (February 18, 1999)