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The Resource Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton and John Bruning

Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton and John Bruning

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Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
Title
Chasing shadows
Title remainder
a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
Statement of responsibility
Fred Burton and John Bruning
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In July 1973, a gunman stepped from behind a tree and fired five shots, point blank, into Josef Alon, a kind, unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot. Sixteen-year-old Fred Burton was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot and family man--he was a high-ranking Israeli military official with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found and the case was closed. Then, in 2007, now State Department counterterrorism special agent Fred Burton reopened the case and successfully pursued the killer, bringing closure to a traumatized family. From swirling dogfights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action-packed history spans the globe and several fraught decades in our history. In its portrait of how power is used, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder, Chasing shadows spins a gripping tale of agents, double agents, terrorists, and heroes as Burton chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades-old murder"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Fred
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B888 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruning, John R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burton, Fred
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Alon, Josef
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Munazzamat Aylul al-Aswad
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracies
  • Cold War
Label
Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton and John Bruning
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: The long pursuit -- The crime -- The lion of Hatzor -- The investigation begins -- Dvora's quest -- Conspiracy theory -- Rolling thunder -- Stealing the MiG-21 -- The bear's black eye -- The fate of the evidence -- The suspect list -- Origins of terror -- The birth of Black September -- The shadow war begins -- Unbridled vengeance -- Coming into focus -- The CIA's involvement -- Tracking the killer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn651913842
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 258 p.
Isbn
9780230620551
Lccn
2010038120
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)651913842
Label
Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton and John Bruning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: The long pursuit -- The crime -- The lion of Hatzor -- The investigation begins -- Dvora's quest -- Conspiracy theory -- Rolling thunder -- Stealing the MiG-21 -- The bear's black eye -- The fate of the evidence -- The suspect list -- Origins of terror -- The birth of Black September -- The shadow war begins -- Unbridled vengeance -- Coming into focus -- The CIA's involvement -- Tracking the killer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn651913842
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 258 p.
Isbn
9780230620551
Lccn
2010038120
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)651913842

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