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.
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"In the early '70s, a suburban neighborhood is rocked by a man shot in his driveway. In an era when terrorism on American soil was unheard of, the trail goes cold. Decades pass, and the author--a former agent and police officer--digs and uncovers the deep background of a man who was a war hero before relocating to the United States. Burton's research extends into the sometimes-complex but interesting tentacles of Jewish-Arab relations. Danny Campbell's slightly scratchy voice is consistent and calming amid discussions of the violence waged between factions. In addition to being a true political whodunit, the book is a primer about the roots of Mideast terrorism. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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