Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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1st ed.
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vi, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
364.1523092 Burton
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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]) and index.
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Burton, F., & Bruning, J. R. (2011). Chasing shadows: a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Burton, Fred and John R. Bruning. 2011. Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Burton, Fred and John R. Bruning, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

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Burton, Fred., and John R Bruning. Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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