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Author Burton, Fred.

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

Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 BUR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description vi, 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]) 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.
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.
Subject Alon, Josef, d. 1973 -- Assassination.
Burton, Fred.
Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad.
Intelligence officers -- Israel -- Biography.
Murder -- Maryland -- Bethesda -- History -- 20th century.
Murder -- Investigation -- Case studies.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Case studies.
Conspiracies -- Case studies.
Cold War.
Added Author Bruning, John R.
ISBN 9780230620551 (hardback)
0230620558 (hardback)

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