Book — vi, 258 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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 Killers Epilogue Acknowledgements Timeline Notes Bibliography Index.
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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, 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)