The Threat - Andrew G. McCabe

The Threat

By Andrew G. McCabe

  • Release Date: 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 225 Ratings


The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy."

In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents, and of the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution.

McCabe started as a street agent in the FBI's New York field office, serving under director Louis Freeh. He became an expert in two kinds of investigations that are critical to American national security: Russian organized crime—which is inextricably linked to the Russian state—and terrorism. Under Director Robert Mueller, McCabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. And under James Comey, McCabe was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

The Threat recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. But as McCabe shows, right now the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, attack democratic institutions, degrade human rights, and undermine the U.S. Constitution that protects every citizen.

Important, revealing, and powerfully argued, The Threat tells the true story of what the FBI is, how it works, and why it will endure as an institution of integrity that protects America.


  • Readable and educating

    By ornwen
    I didn’t really know what to expect when I bought this book and opened it. But I got a highly useful insight into how the modern-day FBI works and how cases are investigated. McCabe doesn’t feel like any AG the FBI worked with was perfect, but his disdain for the ineptitude of the current administration is clear and his examples damning. If you want to understand some of the basics of investigating racketeering, terrorism and public officials, this book is for you.
  • Andy McCabe’s THE THREAT

    By jude's own
    Best of the latest - gives us hope and makes one want to join the FBI
  • Thank you

    By eddie palace
    Mr McCabe- Thank you for sharing your story and more importantly thank you for actually being the guy who it’s about. I’m glad people like you are out there, waking up every morning and finding the will to continue to just do what needs to be done. You’re one of the good guys. I hope there are more like you that are still in positions to do the right thing, and I pray that in the future you will have the opportunity to do so again. This should not have happened to you. This should not have happened to your family. This should not have happened to us. No one would blame you if you declined, but when you are again called to serve, please answer the call. We all need guys like you. Everyone else- Read this book.
  • Delusions of a Traitor?

    By Jools son's friends
    An indictment of an FBI headquarters with a political agenda. An agency with a rogue leadership whose mission was to overturn an election. Who are they to decide who should be president? A lot of facts are cherry picked in this book in order to weave a justification but too much is left out that would paint instead a picture of treason. In time, McCabe will see a prison cell for what he has done along with James Comey and his henchmen. They have brought great dishonor to the rank and file of the FBI. Read Dan Bongino’s Spygate to fill in what McCabe leaves out. Bongino’s is fully footnoted with facts from mostly liberal sources to boot! Read them both and you will see through the fog of Mueller’s investigation.
  • The Threat

    By PatriotUSA111
    Great book allowing us a better understanding of the FBI and the very difficult job of keeping our country safe. Intelligent; thoughtfully written; his words and stories paint a picture of the “bad guys”, how the FBI carefully and methodically finds them and brings them to justice. I am particularly enjoying the CD version, narrated by Andrew himself, giving his personal inflection on the stories as he recounts them. It is shameful the way our “president” casts such aspersions on this formidable intelligence agency. We absolutely need their important work. I recommend this book to anyone who believes in truth, justice, and wants to gain a better understanding of FBI protocols and procedures.
  • If anyone who calls this partisan didn’t read it.

    By bushandrew1977
    Excellent portrayal of our law enforcement and the risks they endure on a daily
  • Shedding light

    By Gailisbackhome
    This was a great opportunity for me to understand more fully the workings of the FBI and the many important cases with which they have been involved. It also further supported my underlying fear of the direction our country has gone under the very flawed individual we call our President. For the life of me, I cannot understand how he has fooled so many people, especially when so much of his outrageous behavior is so public and obvious. He has no shame, no conscience, no sense of right and wrong.
  • The Threat

    By tlk2night
    I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK!! I actually bought the audio version and just loved Andy as the narrator with his soothing voice and personality. I was mesmerized by the background of the FBI and all firsthand accounts of what I have lived through in the last 20 or so years. I would recommend this book to anyone!
  • NPC Liar

    By skasting
    Orange man bad
  • Well written account with an insider’s point of view

    By Cyan.Jay
    Andrew McCabe provides a cohesive account of the FBI’s role in defending the rule of law that has distinguished the United States of America from many other countries throughout its history. The book is an easy read, but McCabe sticks to what he knows and avoids inflating his premise that the FBI is under attack by the current administration by declining to speculate or share the many rumors and conspiracy theories currently circulating.