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

Label
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 with 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/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Fred
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B888 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruning, John R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burton, Fred
  • Alon, Josef
  • MunazĐzĐamat Aylul al-Aswad
  • Alon, Josef
  • MunazĐzĐamat Aylul al-Aswad
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracies
  • Cold War
  • Assassination
  • Conspiracies
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Terrorism
  • Israel
  • Maryland
  • United States
Label
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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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 247) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082978240
Label
Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice, Fred Burton with John Bruning
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 247) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082978240

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