Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring A Cold War Assassin to Justice

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230620551
0230620558
Branch Call Number: 327.12 BURTON
Characteristics: vi, 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bruning, John R.

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SEBoiko
Feb 13, 2014

If the USAF could not defeat North Vietamese MiG menace, how would its units protect western Europe if World War III erupted?

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SEBoiko
Feb 13, 2014

... the Israel response to attacks on its citizens overseas had always been a relentless pursuit of anyone peripherally involved.

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SEBoiko
Feb 13, 2014

Lose sight, lose the fight.

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StarGladiator
Feb 09, 2013

Imagine, a few years ago Burton was a submediocre Montgomery County, Maryland cop, now he's ". . .one of the world's foremost experts on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations." Fred Burton, with Stratfor (you may have heard they were hacked into by Anon with much of their personal intel emails made public to demonstrate how inane, ludicrous and self-serving in pursuit of the g-dollar they are), is such a complete farce and fraud - - anything and everthing this fellow says should be taken as fiction until fully verified -- which I dare anyone to attempt to do (who's background as a mediocre Montgomery County, Maryland cop is supposed to prepare him to be a superspy!?!?) Non-fiction which is fiction receives a strong negative rating. (I suspect Burton is the only doofus adult, middle-aged American, who continues to believe Lee Oswald was the assassin of President Kennedy. Need I say more?)

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mikkee1
Jun 10, 2011

Excellent read. I wouldn't want this guy hunting me down...

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