American Radical

American Radical

Inside the World of An Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

Book - 2017
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Undercover agent Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and devastating a way as possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: Listen, record, and prove terrorist intent.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
ISBN: 9781101986158
1101986158
Branch Call Number: 322.42 E48a
Characteristics: xiv, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Kevin

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Jan 08, 2018

This was a book I couldn't put down. It is a great insight into the FBI and its work on fighting terrorism. I also learned a lot about how the extremist are twisting the Quran to fit their beliefs and how they become radicalized. It was also interesting to hear the story told from the side of a devout Muslim and how he felt about the way the Quran was twisted into something it is not. This shows how the FBI works day and night on fighting terrorism.

VaughanPLDavidB Dec 19, 2017

3-and-a-half stars. I can't give it four stars because the author seemed to be trying too hard to make it seem like a spy thriller novel. And the repeated mention of his use of chewing tobacco, or snuff. It doesn't seem relevant except to turn the author into a "character".

Being from Canada I was quite familiar with the train derailing plot, but I do appreciate the rich, intimate detail of this story.

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