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FBI Files: Uncovering a Terrorist: Agent Ryan Dwyer and the Case of the Portland Bomb Plot

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Uncovering a Terrorist is the story of the FBI's investigation of Mohamed Mohamud led by Agent Ryan Dwyer, the agent who helped bring him to justice, creating room for the conversation surrounding religious terrorism and its effects around the world.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was an American citizen, a college student at Oregon State University, and a wannabe terrorist. His dre
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by Roaring Brook Press
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Ms. Yingling
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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In 2010, a Somali born teenager, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, was arrested while attempting to detonate an explosive during a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. His parents had contacted authorities when they were concerned that their son might try to return to Somalia. Since the parents had left there because of the violence and had made a life for themselves in Oregon, they did not want this to happen. Two undercover operatives Youssef and Hussein,
Sarai Henderson
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I know this story well. I live in the Portland area, and to know that something sinister was going on behind closed doors is terrifying. This book really walks you through the events that lead up to the Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon and how the bombing was thwarted. It sends a shiver up my spine to think that I could have lost someone I loved that night if the bombing had gone forward as planned. I enjoyed this read. It helped me to understand the stakes and the mind set behind the ...more
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Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Thank you to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and #NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital ARC of Uncovering a Terrorist: Agent Ryan Dwyer and the Case of the Portland Bomb Plot by Bryan Denson. This book will be released on June 22, 2020. All opinions are my own.

This book covers the FBI investigation of Mohamed Mohamud that was led by Agent Ryan Dwyer. The investigation uncovered that Mohamud was a wannabe terrorist who plotted and attempted to carry out a terrorism attack at the Port
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A fascinating story detailing the efforts of the FBI to (a) determine accurately whether a person of interest was an actual threat or just posturing without influencing his thinking or inclinations (“entrapping” him) and (b) build a solid, prosecutable case against him once he demonstrated his desire and willingness - eagerness - to kill.

The rating I gave is reduced because the book simply becomes bloated in the last third with retelling and restating (albeit in a different format) the tale that
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Bryan Denson is the author of "The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia."

The book is available for purchase now, but hits bookstores in the USA and Canada May 5, 2015. The Spy's Son also will be published in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand in June 2015. Rights also have sold in Poland and Estonia.


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