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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subject_facetAlon, Josef, -- -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
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Case studies
title_displayChasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
title_fullChasing 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_shortChasing shadows
title_suba special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
topic_facetAlon, Josef
Assassination
Burton, Fred
Cold War
Conspiracies
History
Intelligence officers
Investigation
Murder
Prevention
Terrorism