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Author Burton, Fred, 1958-

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

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  JK468.I6 B888 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]) and index
Includes bibliographical references
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
Note "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
LC subject Burton, Fred
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography
Murder -- Investigation -- Case studies
Alon, Josef, -1973 -- Assassination
Intelligence officers -- Israel -- Biography
Murder -- Maryland -- Bethesda -- History -- 20th century
Munaamat Ayll al-Aswad
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Case studies
Conspiracies -- Case studies
Cold War
Add Author Bruning, John R
ISBN 9780230620551 (hardback)
0230620558 (hardback)