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Uncovering a Terrorist

Agent Ryan Dwyer and the Case of the Portland Bomb Plot

Bryan Denson



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St Martin's Press
10 August 2020
Biography: historical, political & military; Terrorist attack
Series: FBI Files
Mohamed Osman Mohamud was an American citizen, a college student at Oregon State University, and a wannabe terrorist. His dream was to go to Yemen, train with al-Qaeda, and travel to Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers. But first, he plotted to detonate a massive bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland. Agent Ryan Dwyer ran the sting operation to see how serious Mohamed was. He and an Arabic-speaking partner, joined by FBI personnel-including two undercover operatives posing as al-Qaeda terrorists-worked month after month to get to know him and keep the people of Portland safe. In the end, they replaced the real bomb with a fake.
By:   Bryan Denson
Imprint:   St Martin's Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   156g
ISBN:   9781250199294
ISBN 10:   1250199298
Series:   FBI Files
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   10 August 2020
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bryan Denson is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Spy's Son. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, and contributes stories to Newsweek and serves as a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Bryan enjoys telling stories cinematically, and is happiest when a story requires long hours of investigative lock-picking. FBI Files is Bryan's true crime series for young readers. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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