Mike German is a former undercover agent and counterterrorism instructor at the FBI National Academy and is currently a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. He lives in the Mid-Atlantic region.
"By infiltrating them as an FBI agent, Mike German learned firsthand how terrorist groups work, and he brought their members to justice without violating the law or the Constitution. He now lays bare the fundamental errors made by the U.S. government after 9/11, showing how it has exaggerated the nature of the terrorist threat, reduced the effectiveness of the West's response, undermined our core ethical values, and so increased future vulnerability. Written with the clarity of an airport thriller and the insight conferred by both operational experience and deep study, Thinking Like a Terrorist is a brilliant and necessary book that we cannot afford to ignore." - David Rose, contributing editor, Vanity Fair, and author of Guantanamo: The War on Human Rights "Riveting, informative, and insightful. Only someone who 'was a terrorist' could achieve this as well as warn of dangers to our way of life." - Steve Salmieri, former chief, FBI Undercover Sensitive Operations Unit "German's brilliant and heroic strategy to overcome terrorism may surprise all but the true patriots among us.... A timely and superbly conceived book, written by a champion of justice, that everyone should read and take to heart." - Stephen R. Band, former chief, FBI Behavioral Science Unit"