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

Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton with 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
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a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
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Fred Burton with John Bruning
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Chasing shadows
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a special agents lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
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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
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"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
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contains biographical information
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385658
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DLC
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1958-
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Burton, Fred
Dewey number
364.1523092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Bruning, John R
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True
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  • Burton, Fred
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Alon, Josef
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracies
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
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a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
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Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton with John Bruning
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Includes bibliographical references
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2010038120
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p. cm.
Isbn
9780230620551
Lccn
2010038120
Label
Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton with John Bruning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010038120
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780230620551
Lccn
2010038120

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