It is a painstakingly detailed, comprehensive and insightful book on Pakistanís arch terrorist organisation, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba. It compiles the history of the organisation, its precise positioning and virulent mal intents as it stands today, beginning from the story of its founder leader, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.
What makes the book a unique read for the global savants on terrorism is that a mass of data, hitherto little known, has been masterfully marshalled to convincingly demonstrate that this state-based terror group poses as great a threat to the world as the stateless entity, Al Qaeda.
The uncomfortably persuasive denouement of this work is that the ambitious sweep of LeT's targets of domination through terrorism include, besides India, the South East Asian countries in the Indian Ocean, across the Pacific to the US and ultimately, Pakistan itself.
For the hope of an enduring stability in a region flush with nuclear weapons to be nurtured to reality, terrorist groups like LeT need to be dismantled and decimated.
Foreword by: Ashley J. Tellis
Author: Wilson John
Features: HB, Spr