Under Fire by Samuel Katz

Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi  b Fred Burton  and Samuel M. Katz will be released on September 3, 2013.  In the mean time, you can read an adaptation from the book in Vanity Fair.



THE INFERNO The U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, in flames, on September 11, 2012. The attackers seemed to have detailed knowledge of the mission’s layout and even to know there were jerry cans full of gasoline near the compound’s western wall, which they would use to fuel the fire.

40 Minutes In Benghazi

When U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed in a flash of hatred in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, the political finger-pointing began. But few knew exactly what had happened that night. With the ticktock narrative of the desperate fight to save Stevens, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz provide answers.  Read More.

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Available for purchase on Amazon and in your local bookstore on September 3, 2013.


“AMAZING READ.” —Politico

“This is a gripping, authoritative account of a tragedy that’s not going away. What happened in Benghazi on that fateful night counts, because it’s the moment when the Arab Spring took a wrong turn and drove into the abyss. It tells the story of a Washington too blinded by politics to see the facts. A wonderful book.”
—Robert Baer, former CIA operative and New York Times bestselling author of See No Evil

“A stunning reconstruction of events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. It will be particularly instructive to those who have a limited knowledge of the processes for providing security for our diplomats serving abroad.”
—B. R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)