Ghost by Fred Burton
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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Fred Burton is one of the world's foremost experts on security, terrorists, and terrorist organizations. He was deputy director of the Counterterrorism Division of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and is currently a vice president at Stratfor, a global intelligence agency known as the “shadow CIA.” He is the author of Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent and has appeared on the Daily Show, Glenn Beck and Anderson Cooper 360, and on Fox, ABC, and CBS radio. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Austin, TX. John Bruning is a military historian and the co-author of House to House. He lives in Independence, Oregon.
Published June 3, 2008 by Random House. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The retired deputy chief of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service takes readers behind the scenes of investigations into some notable terrorist attacks of the 1980s and ’90s.

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As Max himself states, this is neither a mystery nor a romance, but women’s fiction, where one asks, “What happens next?” and “How will it end?” Max provides advice to Nan as well on how to write a novel, sprinkling in hints about catches and hooks and creating characters a reader will care about.

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