Peter Lance is the author of 1000 Years for Revenge (2003) which is a broad survey of Al-Qaida operations in the US prior to 9/11 and Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror (2004). The later book concludes that Al-Qaida showed signs of launching the impending 9/11 attacks in 1995, but were able to evade arrest by exploiting the poor relations between the FBI and CIA and problems within their respective infrastructures. His newest book, entitled Triple Cross, and published in 2006, covers the Al Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed. Lance says that it was embarrassment and ass-covering on the part of justice and Pentagon officials over the mishandling of Ali Mohamed that led first to a conspiracy of silence and then to a conspiracy to cover up their incompetence and deception.
Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York in the 1990s, is threatening to sue publisher HarperCollins over the new edition they are publishing in June 2009 if it defames him or casts him in a false light, calling the book "a deliberate lie masquerading as the truth."