Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
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For decades, Fred Burton, a key figure in international counterterrorism and domestic spycraft, has secretly been on the front lines in the fight to keep Americans safe around the world. Now, in this hard-hitting memoir, Burton emerges from the shadows to reveal who he is, what he has accomplished, and the threats that lurk unseen except by an experienced, world-wise few.
In this globe-trotting account of one counterterrorism agent’s life and career, Burton takes us behind the scenes to reveal how the United States tracked Libya-linked master terrorist Abu Nidal; captured Ramzi Yusef, architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and pursued the assassins of major figures including Yitzhak Rabin, Meir Kahane, and General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the president of Pakistan–classic cases that have sobering new meaning in the treacherous years since 9/11. Here, too, is Burton’s advice on personal safety for today’s most powerful CEOs, gleaned from his experience at Stratfor, the private firm Barron’s calls “the shadow CIA.”
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This book was a great read! I couldn't put it down. Very well written.
Greaaat book. Hard to put down and easy to read.
Could not put this down. Was like going on a journey. Was sad to see it end!!
- Category: Politics & Current Events
- Published: Jun 03, 2008
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Random House, LLC
- Print Length: 288 Pages
- Language: English