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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But as his name continued to be embarrassingly coupled with the CIA in headline
after headline, other stories attributed to unnamed intelligence sources started
appearing in the media and then in a book called The Death Merchant by a ...
He concluded that intelligence cost-control was ajoke and that U.S. intelligence
estimates more often than not wound up as bland compromises between quite
disparate viewpoints. Some programs had to go, and among them were most of
After a distinguished academic career, he had been in Army intelligence during
World War II and then was in the CIA for twenty-four years before retiring in 1970
as a GS-15 senior analyst who specialized in Middle Eastern and African affairs ...
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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