Navy SEAL book ‘No Easy Day’ about bin Laden outselling ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

"No Easy Day" has been at the top of Amazon's bestseller list for two weeks.

A controversial new book that chronicles the raid that claimed the life of America’s most wanted man is a best-seller on its first day on the shelves.

“No Easy Day,” released today, was written by former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette under his pen name Mark Owen. After weeks of hype over its inclusion of highly classified military information, it is already outselling the wildly popular erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The book, which details the hunt and killing of Osama bin Laden has prompted the Pentagon to threaten legal action against Bissonnette for what it claims is a violation of non-disclosure agreements. Bissonnette allegedly failed to submit a copy of the book for security review before it was published.

But Bissonnette and his lawyer have fired back that the book does not contain any information that he agreed to keep confidential through non-disclosure agreements.

In the book, Bissonnette shares his account as a former member of SEAL Team Six. According to him, he participated in missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, which included the rescue of Captain Richard Phillip and ultimately, the final moments of Osama bin Laden’s life when his team raided the terrorist leader’s secret compound.

In response to “No Easy Day,” an anonymous former Special Operations member published “No Easy Op” — said to analyze Bissonnette’s book and the politics behind his narrative. “No Easy Op” also promises never-before-revealed “inside information.”


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