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Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent In this hard hitting memoir, Fred Burton, a key figure in international counterterrorism and domestic spycraft, emerges from the shadows to reveal who he is, what he has accomplished, and the threats that lurk unseen except by an experienced, worldly wise few Plunging readers into the murky world of violent religious extremism that spans the streets of Middle Eastern cities and the informant filled alleys of American slums, Burton takes us behind the scenes to reveal how the United States tracked Libya linked master terrorist Abu Nidal captured Ramzi Yusef, architect of theWorld 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 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 Told in a no holds barred, gripping, nuanced style that illuminates a complex and driven man, Ghost is both a riveting read and an illuminating look into the shadows of the most important struggle of our time

10 thoughts on “Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

  1. Resonance Resonance says:

    Ghost had some interesting contents For people who have read espionage nonfiction there will be things everyone s read several times discussions of dead drops, brush passes, surveillance and evasion There s a couple of intriguing passages that I haven t read anywhere else especially speculation about the death assassination of Zia in Pakistan And the book brings

  2. Stefanie Stefanie says:

    Where to begin with this book Fascinating content, candid description of how a the US counter terrorism portion of the diplomatic service originally had 3 overworked agent, 2 of them fresh out of training Interesting anecdotes about the writer s career.However, two huge flaws 1 Cluttered writingThe author repeats himself ad nauseum the type of warm jacket he wear

  3. Jerome Jerome says:

    Author Fred Burton reveals the sinister realities of the global counterterrorism game in a very serious, readable, unpretentious way The book is devoid of the ego tripping and grandstanding that a lot of these memoirs suffer from i.e books like Jawbreaker etcI wasn t expecting tales of hair raising takedowns of terrorists in some Beirut slum or gun battles with Ir

  4. Gary Gary says:

    Written by one of the founding agents of the U.S State Department s Diplomatic Security Service s DSS Counter terrorism Division, this memoir reveals the shadowy contours of global terrorism and its shift from state sponsored attacks to thedecentralized activities of the Al Qaeda network Fred Burton provides a window into the working life of a professional field ag

  5. Zach Vaughn Zach Vaughn says:

    Fred Burton was a counterterrorism agent for the Diplomatic Security Service and was involved in investigating some of the worst acts of terrorism in U.S history from 1986 to 1995.In Ghost, he recounts three specific investigations the Lebanon hostage crisis later revealed as part of the Iran Contra scandal , the bombing of PAK 1 which lead to the death of Pakistani

  6. Christian Barraza Christian Barraza says:

    At first the premise for the book seemed appealing Hearing about the life of a counterterrorism agent directly from the source seemed appealing Like all books written by intelligence officers, it is understood that certain things just cannot be said or talked about for fear of it affecting current operations This is a real story after all Still, I jumped at the chanc

  7. Michael Michael says:

    Excellent insight into a murky field You may not be familiar with the state department DSS AND that s exactly the way that they want it This was an excellent book that is well written and that offers a lot of insights into the world prior to September 11, 2001 I highly recommend it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  8. Brian Eshleman Brian Eshleman says:

    I enjoyed this book as a reminder that trouble with terrorism did not start on 9 11 and that self sacrificing heroes, known and unknown, are used for the security we can so easily take for granted Looking at this world through the author s eyes, I think this book is somewhat impacted by his stiff personality and at least slight trend toward self aggrandizement At least

  9. Ray Ray says:

    Snippets of activities covering Fred Burtons career as a counter terrorism agent Many of the stories are familiar, some are not None are covered extensively, so to me it wasof an overview of the areas his agency dealt with.

  10. Carol Carol says:

    I read it all the way through because I m really curious about the human equation in the world of the spook I learned little of any depth, so don t expect an expos No depth of feeling or learning by the author.

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