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The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice

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After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror: online networks. Her efforts succe ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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Jenny
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Very interesting response to 9/11, she likely writes the way she talks, good story. A bit too detailed in the court proceedings, made me think something terrible was going to happen. Part apology to her family, part cautionary tale, part biography (and yet it's adjacent to the true crime section), part mystery/thriller, part critique of law enforcement agencies...I don't remember hearing about her, though she was probably on the news - I just didn't retain it. I have no idea why I picked it up b ...more
Joanne
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
really on the fence here. I totally admire what she did in terms of uncovering terrorists (some domestic). Very brave! The book however disappointed. I expected more about what she did and how she did it. It was long on background and how her family reacted, and short on her actual activities.
Jenni
Nov 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Great true story about a woman who uses the internet to expose terrorists and then testify at their trial.
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Dec 28, 2013 rated it liked it
mom & judge pretend to be jihad Online to take down terrorists
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