David Craig had 22 years experience as an Australian Federal Police officer and international undercover operative. For the last 10 of those years he was a Detective Superintendent serving both in Australia and overseas. He has run nationally significant cases ranging from multimillion dollar drug operations, to police corruption enquiries to international terrorism cases. Additionally, he was Paul Keating's and John Howard's close protection officer (body guard). He worked in many countries ranging from the jungles of East Timor to the deserts of Afghanistan.
"In this readable, informed and measured study, he [Craig] takes the reader into the engine room of a terrorist organisation and into the mind of a leading terrorist." - Steven Carroll, Sydney Morning Herald "Defeating Terror is a fascinating read." - The AU Review