ibooks, 2002 - 301 sidor
Edwin P. Wilson was the Great Gatsby of the spook world, the rogue CIA agent who had already begun to amass a fortune while still in U.S intelligence. His lavish estate outside Washington, D.C. was a favoured gathering place for senators and congressmen, admirals and generals, for key intelligence officers. In addition, Wilson was also raking in millions in the service of the godfather of world-wide terrorism - Libya's Colonel Muamar el-Qaddafi. Wilson seemed above the law. Then, US attorney Larry Barcella discovered Wilson's sinister machinations, and in a chase that would go on for nearly four years and over three continents, Barcella began a manhunt that would not end until Wilson was brought to justice.
In MANHUNT, Peter Maas went behind the headlines, gaining access to the secret documentation of Wilson's intelligence career, classified federal investigative reports and sealed court records. And in the course of his exhaustive research into the murky bypaths of espionage and deception, he turned over rocks that official Washington would have much preferred remained in place.
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Weisenburger, they all said, had simply been duped into doing a favor for an old
friend and Loomis was just moonlighting, not unheard-of among agency
personnel. It wasn't such a big deal. CIA relationships were complex. This wasn't
pistol on trips to Marseilles for agency payoffs to Corsican mobsters to keep the
Communist dockworkers in line. Through all this, money remained a concern. In
March 1962 he sent a hurt letter to Paul Hall complaining about the cancellation
Mulcahy could count on commissions and bonuses above his salary, and on top
of everything, the agency would be the beneficiary of an intelligence bonanza.
The way Wilson put it, it sounded like a grand alliance of patriotism and profit.
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If the story of Edwin Wilson, the ex-CIA agent who came to serve Muammar el-Qaddafi as a freewheeling dealer in explosives and the technologies and tactics of terror, were laid before a reader as ... Läs hela recensionen