Thin Man Press

Real Life Books

Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard remembers…


The first English Translation of



by his former bodyguard Nasser al-Bahri

GBL cover large


‘An extraordinary first-hand account of life at the heart of the terrorist organisation’ Le Figaro Magazine

Astonishing revelations…Bahri relates how he saw some of the 9/11 attackers playing Playstation in a house in Pakistan…’ El Pais

‘Bin Laden’s former bodyguard delivers a breath-taking account’ Tele et Vous

‘Bahri’s narrative is a goldmine of information’ Liberation

‘An intriguing glimpse of life inside the al-Qa’ida chief’s lair’ Sunday Times

Nasser al-Bahri spent four years as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard in al-Qa’ida’s secret Afghan HQ, Tarnak Farm, from 1997 to 2001, when the organization was at the height of its powers.

Al-Bahri is the only verified senior al-Qa’ida member at liberty to talk about his experiences and the build-up to 9/11.

This is a dramatic, vivid and detailed account, with tales of spies, car chases, assassination attempts and elaborate security measures including fake walls, tunnels and underground chambers.

Al-Bahri describes the characters and relationships of the al-Qa’ida leaders, including today’s number one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the late Osama bin Laden, his four wives and their many children.

He reveals the close alliance between al-Qa’ida and the Taliban, as well as the extraordinary involvement of the Pakistani Army and security services with both organisations.

Al-Bahri hopes that the story of his own radicalization and eventual break with al-Qa’ida will deter other young men from following the path of jihad.

You can buy this book in paperback from Amazon and all good book stores from 10 June 2013 price £9.99/$14.95/Euros 12.99

It is now available on Kindle and other E-formats:


Smashwords (other e-formats):



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: