|Author:||John R. Bruning,Fred Burton|
|Book title:||Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice|
|Category:||Politics & Social Sciences|
|Rating:||4.6 / 5|
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (April 12, 2011)|
|Subcategory:||Politics & Government|
|Other format:||mbr lrf lrf doc|
On a warm Saturday night in July 1973 in Bethesda Maryland, a gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired five point-blank shots into Joe Alon, an unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot and family man. Alon's sixteen-year-old neighbor, Fred Burton, was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot―he was a high-ranking military official and with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found and the case was closed. In 2007, Fred Burton―who had since become a State Department counterterrorism special agent―reopened the case. Here, in Chasing Shadows, Burton spins a gripping tale of the secret agents, double dealings, terrorists and heroes he encounters he chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades-old murder. From swirling dogfights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action-packed thriller looks in the dark heart of the Cold War to show power is uses, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder.