The Threat Matrix
The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror
By Garrett M. Graff
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316068611, 672pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
The Threat Matrix is the story of a small group of FBI agents who believed that they could confront a new generation of international terrorists like al Qaeda without sacrificing America's moral high ground. At the heart of this classic good versus evil battle are decades of tensions between the FBI and the CIA, which repeatedly fell short as America's eyes overseas.
Given unprecedented access, thousands of pages of once secret documents, and hundreds of interviews, Garrett M. Graff takes us inside the FBI and its attempt to protect America. From the corridors of the Hoover Building to the cells of Gitmo and the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Graff tells the true story of how a generation of FBI agents taught themselves to confront threats no one had ever seen before.
Brilliantly reported and suspensefully told, The Threat Matrix peers into the darkest corners of this secret war and will change your view of the FBI forever.
Garrett Graff is the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian. He is the author of The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House (FSG, 2007) and the founding editor of the FishbowlDC.com, the first blog to cover the White House press briefings.
INCREDIBLE PRAISE FOR THE THREAT MATRIX:
"Action-filled, richly detailed portrait of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its new guise-charged not just with solving crimes already committed, but now with preventing at least some of them.... There's solid storytelling at work here-and quite a story to tell, too."