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The Resource Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

Label
Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA
Title
Agent Storm
Title remainder
my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA
Statement of responsibility
Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Morten Storm was an unlikely jihadi. A six-foot-one, red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens throwing punches with a biker gang and getting thrown in jail. But after reading a book about the Prophet Mohammed, Storm converted to Islam and embarked on a decadelong transformation that would lead him from a militant madrasah in Yemen to close friendship with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric--and then to becoming a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. This is the searing memoir of a young man who sought purpose in a community of believers and of a jihadi who named his son Osama after 9/11. It is also the story of a man who later not oly repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, lived undercover in extreme danger for five years, traveling the world to complete numerous high-profile missions. As a double agent, Morten Storm single-handedly thwarted attacks in the West and led the CIA to some of the world's most dangerous terrorists, all the while knowing his own life might be expendable. Through Storm's eyes, 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 to carrying out supply drops in Kenya. The book also provides a tantalizing look at 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. Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages, and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Storm, Morten
Dewey number
  • 327.12092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cruickshank, Paul
  • Lister, Timothy R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storm, Morten
  • Intelligence officers
  • United States
  • Al-Awlaki, Anwar
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Undercover operations
Label
Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1558985
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First published in Great Britain in 2014 by the Penguin Group.
Extent
xi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780802123145
Lccn
bl2014031222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1558985
  • (OCoLC)886536176
Label
Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1558985
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First published in Great Britain in 2014 by the Penguin Group.
Extent
xi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780802123145
Lccn
bl2014031222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1558985
  • (OCoLC)886536176

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