The book description claims "For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment".
The book also describes not just how things went as per the plan in the raid, but also how many things went wrong and the contingency plan had to be executed. While the mission was overall a success, that success was made up of many failures which were corrected in real time.
In addition, the book covers the training and preparation which goes into such missions. The title of the book "No Easy Day" comes from the fact that no day is easy for this elite team of commands; every day in their lives, whether they are on an active mission or training; is a demanding day.
The author's real name "Matt Bissonnette" has since been revealed. Matt was one of the 24 commandos who raided Bin Laden's compound, tracked him down on his 3rd floor bedroom and shot him in his head while he was unarmed.
Both the hardcover print edition and the digital kindle edition of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden" became #`1 Bestsellers among all books in their respective format at Amazon within minutes of the release past midnight earlier today.