Missing Man

Missing Man

The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran

Book - 2016
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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 fugitiveAmerican 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.

Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374210458
Branch Call Number: 327.12092 Levin -M
Characteristics: viii, 273 pages


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Oct 15, 2017

I have sympathy for Bob's family. He has been "missing" a long time. It's hard to believe with all the intelligence information from the American government that they cannot locate Bob Levinson.

It does not take much for Iran to consider one a spy. I am a little disappointed that Levinson would travel to the middle east (especially Iran) knowing how dangerous it is for someone who is retired FBI/CIA. In Iran's eyes - Once a spy, always a spy.

Sep 22, 2016

While reading this book I remembered hearing snippets of news stories about Bob Levinson's disappearance from Iran and the fact that he was not one of the prisoners released by Iran 1/16/16. This book is full of info on how the CIA and FBI work on a daily basis and it is sickening and very, very, dark. The people and governments they work with are even more sickening and more dark. A very eye opening book.

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