To the Ends of the Earth: The Hunt for the Jackal - David A. YallopJonathan Cape, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “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 cafe, attempted to assassinate the President of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, seized the French Embassy in Holland, and launched two rocket attacks on planes at Orly airport. His crimes were apparently endless. He went on to kidnap the OPEC ministers in Vienna.
He is known to the world as Carlos. The press dubbed him The Jackal. Security forces consider him The World’s Most Wanted Man.
David Yallop tracked Carlos down to a small village in the Bekaa Valley outside war torn Beirut. Through two long nights he listened to part of Carlos’s story.
Then, under tragic circumstances, the trail went dead.
For the next seven years, Yallop tried to rediscover Carlos the Jackal, but what began as a manhunt became a journey into the frightening world of terrorism, espionage and Middle Eastern politics before he finally succeeded. Yallop found out that for years the American and French governments have both been penetrated by Arab intelligence, and that major international airlines paid millions of dollars in protection money to a Palestinian terror group. He uncovered information that could and should have averted the Lockerbie disaster, and — perhaps most terrifying of all — he learned the reason for the massacre of thousands of Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Chatila.
Drawing on the investigative skills that made In God’s Name an international bestseller, written with clarity, passion and humanity, To the Ends of the Earth — The Hunt for the Jackal is a monumental and riveting book, a pursuit of truth that is destined to become a classic.”