"A vivid and thought-provoking book."
"Revealing and nerve-rattling."
-The New York Times
"Securing the City deftly, colorfully and persuasively highlights how large national bureaucracies can learn from nimble and fleet-footed local start-ups."
-The Washington Post
"Readers will be scared by the near misses and anxious about the future, but can't help but also be inspired by this well-researched story of just why and how plot after plot against the city has been foiled."
-The Rocky Mountain News
The United States needs a new counterterrorism strategy one that is vigilant, creative,
sustainable and aligned with the country's constitutional values. Securing the City is not
only a fascinating inside portrait of the New York Police Department's response to the terror
threat after 9/11, it is also an important contribution to public policy. The federal government
has much to learn from the leadership culture and street work of the N.Y.P.D., as Christopher
Dickey's penetrating reporting makes clear.
-Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars
A well-reported examination of cutting-edge police work.
Dickey offers a rich inside account of the most extensive anti-terrorism
effort in any American city. A long-time expert on extremism and the Middle
East, Dickey offers amazing detail as well as a broad history of the threats
to U.S. national security. There are many important lessons to be learned in
Securing the City.
- Robin Wright, author Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East
If you're concerned about a terrorist threat to America, you need to read this eye-opening and
extraordinary book. Dickey reveals the little-known existence of the New York Police Department's Counterterror Force, the first line of defense against another 9/11. This book should be read by the FBI, the CIA, and by every cop in America. An essential addition to the literature on global terrorism.
-Nelson DeMille, best-selling author of Plum Island and Wild Fire
A fascinating, and frightening, look into the world of antiterrorism. Securing the City kept me riveted.
-Kathy Reichs, forensic scientist and creator of the "Bones" television series
In the increasingly crowded field of 'war on terror' books, Dickey's measured meditation on a secured city and its vigilant police force stands out as one of the best.
Christopher Dickey has written a work of meticulous reporting that reads like a John Le Carre novel, illuminating the shadowy world of terrorists, and that of the New York City cops who hunt them down. A terrifying, and yet reassuring, read.
-Michael Korda, author of Ike and With Wings Like Eagles
Amazon link to Securing the City