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Tracking the Jackal: The Search for Carlos, the World's Most Wanted Man

Tracking the Jackal The Search for Carlos the World s Most Wanted Man David Yallop spent ten years on the trail of the mysterious Carlos the Jackal a man accused of some of the most heinous acts in the annals of international terrorism the attack on the Israeli athlete

  • Title: Tracking the Jackal: The Search for Carlos, the World's Most Wanted Man
  • Author: David A. Yallop
  • ISBN: 9780679425595
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David Yallop spent ten years on the trail of the mysterious Carlos the Jackal, a man accused of some of the most heinous acts in the annals of international terrorism the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, the kidnapping of the OPEC oil ministers, the massacre at Lod airport in Tel Aviv, and scores of bombings, murders, and hijackings He found his manDavid Yallop spent ten years on the trail of the mysterious Carlos the Jackal, a man accused of some of the most heinous acts in the annals of international terrorism the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, the kidnapping of the OPEC oil ministers, the massacre at Lod airport in Tel Aviv, and scores of bombings, murders, and hijackings He found his man But it was what he discovered along the way that shocks and surprises most Yallop s intrepid search led him into dangerous territory He was in Beirut at a time when Westerners were being kidnapped and murdered in alarming numbers, and his guide was killed mysteriously He continued his investigations in Tripoli, Tunis, Caracas, Tel Aviv, Damascus, Vienna, London, and Paris, moving through the murky worlds of terrorists and counterterrorists, intelligence and counterintelligence, spies and double agents He drank orange juice with Colonel Qadaffi in his tent, talked until dawn with Yasser Arafat in a basement in Tunisia, and visited Carlos s old school chums in Venezuela and in quiet London neighborhoods Tracking the Jackal is a real life story about the world that Frederick Forsyth, John le Carre, and Tom Clancy turn into fiction a world that runs on intrigue and deception, with governments and security forces operating outside their own laws when they see fit Carlos himself turns out to be almost a mythical creation of that world, employed by various sinister forces for their own purposes Tracking the Jackal reads like a thriller, but it is a major work of investigative reporting that reveals a complex web of political corruption and betrayal.

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    About "David A. Yallop"

    1. David A. Yallop

      David Anthony Yallop is an agnostic British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes.

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    1. On Friday 27. June 1975 a young Venezuelan burst from a Paris apartment straight into the world's headlines. He left for dead four men. He had previously blithely lobbed a grenade into a crowded café, attempted to assassinate the President of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, seized the French Embassey in Holland, and launched two rocket attacks on planes at Orly airport. He went on to kidnap the OPEC ministers in Vienna.He is known for the world as Carlos. The press dubbed him the Jacka [...]


    2. Extremely interesting non-fiction. Delves into the Middle Eastern conflict in the 70's and 80's. If you've ever read The Bourne Identity you would enjoy it.


    3. Weird. Because I actually believed this book would be about CARLOS. Instead, this was two books in one. It was the story of the author's journey to find the truth behind the Carlos myth. But an equal number of pages went to a detailed review of Israel's (and other Western powers) atrocities against the Palestinians, in particular, the massacres at the Sabra and Chatila camps. Now I have several books about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on my to-read shelf. And if my intention was such I would [...]


    4. Perhaps the best book I have ever read! This is a great history of Carlos and his crimes, but it is also one of the best accounts of the Palestinian issue that inspired him. I can only wish every reporter could be this thorough and thoughtful.


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