I Made Mangku Pastika

When the tropical sun rose over Kuta beach on Oct. 13, Bali's main bar and restaurant strip was a moonscape of flattened buildings, twisted steel and gutted cars stuck fast in melted asphalt. The death toll from the bombs detonated the night before would eventually reach 191. But amid the debris, clues were hidden that could solve the horrific crime — if anyone had the skill and tenacity to find them.

General I Made Mangku Pastika did — and as he sifted through the rubble, he uncovered a frightening terrorist conspiracy, with links to al-Qaeda, thriving in the...

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