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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.
American Radical is a kinetic account of Elnoury's undercover career... about his life infiltrating Islamist terror cells, averting mass murder, bringing evil people to justice and so on. It is the first time an active FBI agent has published a book remotely like it.
The author reflects compellingly on the challenges of being a Muslim patriot, and he closes with a plea to resist wholesale bigotry: 'Banning Muslims from the United States throws gas on the myth that the United States is at war with Islam.' His tale of infiltration is exciting and clearly written... A worthwhile, unique addition to the shelf of post-9/11 memoirs concerning the fight against terrorism.
A multifaceted, action-packed account of real-life spycraft… Elnoury heightens the suspense in vividly described scenes… and provides insight into the worldview and intentions of al-Qaeda affiliates. There is never a dull moment in this intimate story of an American Muslim going to great lengths to serve and protect his country.