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Missing man : the American spy who vanished in Iran / Barry Meier.

Meier, Barry, (author.).

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"A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him"-- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 LEVINSON 2016 (Text) 33892100383497 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/07/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374210458
  • ISBN: 0374210454
  • Physical Description: viii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-255) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- 1.The House on Ninety-Second Street -- 2. Toots -- 3. The Fugitive -- 4. Boris -- 5. A Gold Mine -- 6. Christmas -- 7. The Black Dahlia -- 8. An Appointment on Kish -- 9. The Missing Man -- 10. One of Their Own -- 11. The Merchant of Death -- 12. Passwords -- 13. The Nuclear Option -- 14. "Heloo Cheristi" -- 15. The Hikers -- 16. The Young Man -- 17. Proof of Life -- 18. Tradecraft -- 19. Breaking News -- 20. The Fellowship -- 21. The Twilight War.
Summary, etc.:
"A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him"-- Provided by publisher.
"In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States. Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, draws on years of interviews and never-before-disclosed CIA files to weave together a riveting narrative of the ex-agent's journey to Iran and the hunt to rescue him. The result is an extraordinary tale about the shadowlands between crime, business, espionage, and the law, where secrets are currency and betrayal is commonplace. Its colorful cast includes CIA operatives, Russian oligarchs, arms dealers, White House officials, gangsters, private eyes, FBI agents, journalists, and a fugitive American terrorist and assassin. Missing Man is a fast-paced story that moves through exotic locales and is set against the backdrop of the twilight war between the United States and Iran, one in which hostages are used as political pawns. Filled with stunning revelations, it chronicles a family's ongoing search for answers and one man's desperate struggle to keep his hand in the game"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Levinson, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1948-
Spies > United States > Biography.
Missing persons > Iran > Biography.
Hostages > Iran > Biography.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > Officials and employees > Biography.
Rescues > Iran > History > 21st century.
United States > Foreign relations > Iran.
Iran > Foreign relations > United States.
United States > Foreign relations > 1989-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence.
TRUE CRIME / Espionage.
Genre: Biographies.

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