Road Work brings together bestselling author Mark Bowden's shorter pieces into one brilliant collection.In includes an enthralling account of how a vast corruption ring inside the Philadelphia Police Department was broken; 'Tales of the Tyrant', a portrait of Saddam Hussein's terrifying governance of Iraq; 'The Dark Art of Interrogation', a unique investigation into the methods used to extract information from Al Qaeda suspects (and others); and 'The Kabul-ki Dance', a riveting account of the fighter squadrons who waged the air war over Afghanistan. Taken together, they confirm Mark Bowden's reputation as perhaps the most incisive and readable investigative journalist currently writing in English.
Mark Bowden is the bestselling author of Killing Pablo (Atlantic 2002), Finders Keepers (Atlantic 2003), Guests of the Ayatollah (Atlantic 2006) and Black Hawk Down, which was made into a successful film by Ridley Scott. Guests of the Ayatollah is his latest book. He is a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly.