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The gripping true story of the undercover agent risking his life to fight terrorism
Their aim was to kill as many people as possible.
His mission was to stop them.
A terrorist plot to kill hundreds of innocent people.
An undercover agent posing as a wealthy Al-Qaeda sympathiser.
A race against time to gain the terrorists’ trust and bring them down. Before it’s too late…
In the aftermath of 9/11, long-time undercover FBI agent Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit. Its mission: to infiltrate terror cells, gain detailed knowledge of their networks and bring them successfully to justice. Writing under a pseudonym, Tamer Elnoury here tells the hair-raising true story of life undercover, risking his life to keep us safe.
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‘In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them.’ - Tamer Elnoury
Tamer Elnoury, a long-time undercover agent, 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 people 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.
Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero. To many people, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all of us safe.
It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. Now, for the first time, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America.
Tamer Elnoury (Author)
Tamer Elnoury was born in Egypt and emigrated to the United States before his fifth birthday. Elnoury began his career in law enforcement in 1995. After a brief stint with a fugitive task force, he began working in undercover narcotics. Elnoury worked in more than 2,500 narcotics investigations as well as political corruption, gun trafficking and child abuse cases. In 2008, Elnoury began working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He joined an elite, covert, counterterrorism unit. Elnoury has worked cases all over the world for multiple government agencies.
Kevin Maurer (Author)
Kevin Maurer is an award winning journalist and the bestselling coauthor, with Mark Owen, of No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden. He has covered war and terrorism for more than a decade.