Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 3, 2008 - Political Science - 276 pages
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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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Review: Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

User Review  - Cindy Barnett - Goodreads

Fred Burton, former spy & agent is very informative, touching, frightening & comforting. Reader, Tom Weiner, is clear, a rarity for deep voices. Recommended. ©2008 Read full review

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User Review  - John Barth - Goodreads

Poorly written; some great behind the scenes details on the Lockerbee bombing and investigation but meh. Read full review

Contents

one rm BURIED aouuzs
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three NIGHT TRAIN
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six NO SPACE BETWEEN BLACK AND wnmz
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nine HUMAN POKER CHIPS
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eleven THE can HELL o W lT AND HOPE
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THE VETERAN
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twentytwo P llSTANlTV1STEP
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twentysix THE PERFECT MURDER
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twentyeight TWOMINUTE FREE FALL 201
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twentynine STREET DANCE
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thirtyone WATCHING THE WATCHERS
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thirtytwo THE WORLDS MOSTJVANTED MAN
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thirtyfour MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING
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thirtyfic FINALE IN PAKISTAN 25
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authors note
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About the author (2008)

Fred Burton is one of the world’s foremost experts on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations. He is vice president for counterterrorism and corporate security at Stratfor, an influential private intelligence company. He is the former deputy chief of the Diplomatic Security Service, the Department of State’s counterterrorism division.


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