"AN IMPORTANT BOOK...[THAT] TELLS US WHY ATTENTION MUST BE PAID." --New York Newsday At 12:17 p.m. on February 26, 1993, a 1,500 pound bomb tore into the underbelly of New York City's World Trade Center. Six people were killed, numerous others injured, the city's economy traumatized. The blast took just two seconds, but in that instant America's sense of security was destroyed forever. Now, for the first time ever, here is the complete, authoritative, inside story of the conspiracy and its origins, the bombing and its aftermath. Written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who first broke much of the story, TWO SECONDS UNDER THE WORLD reveals, in a vivid and gripping narrative, just how vulnerable America remains to terrorist attack... * The internal squabbles that may have prevented the FBI from catching the fanatics before they had a chance to act * How the bombers nearly succeeded in actually knocking down the Twin Towers * A shocking examination of just how close the plotters came to destroying numerous other targets, including the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations * How the one man alleged to have headed the conspiracy may well escape conviction "[A] FAST-PACED NARRATIVE." --Publishers WeeklyDwyer, Jim is the author of 'Two Seconds under the World: Terror Comes to America: The Conspiracy behind the World Trade Center Bombing' with ISBN 9780345386410 and ISBN 0345386418.