KBL: Kill Bin Laden: A Novel Based on True Events : Some truths are better told in fiction. In this riveting novel drawn from actual events and based on real-life heroes whose identities remain classified - including soldiers, sailors, intelligence operatives, technocrats, analysts, and policymakers - John Weisman fills in the blanks of what may have happened during the hunt and capture of Usama Bin Laden. Moving from the political battlefields of Washington, D.C., and the secure, seventh-floor suite of the CIA director in Langley, Virginia, to the dusty streets of Peshawar, Lahore, and Abbottabad, Pakistan, to the rough Afghan interior, to the Middle East and western Europe, this fictional narrative brings to life the drama behind SEAL Team 6's breathtaking raid in which Bin Laden - a.k.a. Crankshaft, a.k.a. al Mas (the Diamond), the ghost, the wraith, the grail for counterterrorists for more than a decade - met his fate.