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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.
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subject_facet Alon, Josef, -- -1973 -- Assassination, Alon, Josef, -- d. 1973 -- Assassination, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies -- Case studies, Intelligence officers -- Israel -- Biography, Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography, Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad, Murder -- Investigation -- Case studies, Murder -- Maryland -- Bethesda -- History -- 20th century, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence, Terrorism -- Prevention -- Case studies, True Crime / Espionage
table_of_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.
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title Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
title_display Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
title_full Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice / Fred Burton and John Bruning, Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice [electronic resource] / Fred Burton ; and John Bruning
title_short Chasing shadows :
title_sort chasing shadows a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a cold war assassin to justice
title_sub a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
topic Alon, Josef, -1973 Assassination, Alon, Josef, d. 1973 Assassination, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies Case studies, Intelligence officers Israel Biography, Intelligence officers United States Biography, Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad, Murder Investigation Case studies, Murder Maryland Bethesda History 20th century, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence, Terrorism Prevention Case studies, True Crime / Espionage
topic_facet Alon, Josef, Assassination, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies, History, Intelligence officers, Investigation, Murder, Prevention, Terrorism