Agent Storm

Agent Storm

My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA

eBook - 2014
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Morten Storm was an unlikely jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. Agent Storm takes readers inside the jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of idealistic men set on mass murder, from dodging drones with al-Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to training in extremist gyms in Britain and performing supply drops in Kenya. The book also provides a tantalizing look at his dangerous life undercover, as Storm traveled the world for missions targeting its most dangerous terrorists, and into the world's most powerful spy agencies: their tradecraft, rivalries, and late-night carousing, as well as their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in an ambitious honey trap. Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.--From publisher description.
A Danish national-turned-associate of al Qaeda provides an inside look at his decade as a radical Islamist, as well as his ultimate decision to leave the jihadist life and become a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802192363
080219236X
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates) : illustrations, map

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JMFlaherty Mar 23, 2015

A must-read. All the way through. For knowledge and comprehension. Eye opening.

ilokcin Jan 15, 2015

Amazing to see how the CIA exploits opportunity and resources to meet their assassination quota.

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