Ghost - Fred Burton


By Fred Burton

  • Release Date: 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4.5
From 38 Ratings


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.”


  • Ghost

    By Outrider JB
    Very good book.
  • Excellent!!

    By Keeping it real 10000
    Could not put this down. Was like going on a journey. Was sad to see it end!!
  • Ghost-Fred Burton

    By Iloveeit
    Greaaat book. Hard to put down and easy to read.
  • Excellent book.

    By *Drewsta*
    This book was a great read! I couldn't put it down. Very well written.