Chasing shadows: a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice

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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.
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display_description "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, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies -- Case studies, Intelligence officers -- Israel -- Biography, Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography, Munaz?z?amat Aylu?l al-Aswad, Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad, Murder -- Investigation -- Case studies, Murder -- Maryland -- Bethesda -- History -- 20th century, Terrorism -- Prevention -- Case studies
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 with 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, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies Case studies, Intelligence officers Israel Biography, Intelligence officers United States Biography, Munaz?z?amat Aylu?l al-Aswad, Munaẓẓamat Aylūl al-Aswad, Murder Investigation Case studies, Murder Maryland Bethesda History 20th century, Terrorism Prevention Case studies
topic_facet Alon, Josef, Assassination, Burton, Fred, Cold War, Conspiracies, History, Intelligence officers, Investigation, Murder, Prevention, Terrorism