Monday, January 8th
The MC Erny Gallery
**NOTE: The sidewalks in the downtown area may still have some ice on them, please be careful as you are on your way to join us tonight for the event.**
On Monday, January 8th, at 7pm in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss "American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent" with New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin Maurer.
About the Author
Kevin Maurer is the author of a number of books, including New York Times Bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden. Maurer has worked alongside and covered the military for more than ten years. Not only has he followed the 82nd Airborne Division during the initial invasion of Iraq, but he has also returned numerous times – including his most recent visit to Afghanistan in 2010 to cover a Special Forces team for ten weeks. Some of his other books are Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World’s Most Famous Revolutionary, Gentlemen Bastards: On the Ground in Afghanistan with America’s Elite Special Forces, and Valleys of Death: A Memoir of the Korean War with Bill Richardson.
About the Book
American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Musilm FBI Agent is the explosive memoir of a Muslim American FBI agent fighting terror from the inside. It’s no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime 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 as devastating a way 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 Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.