• Stalking the Caravan

    Afghanistan 1971. The rugged routes to Kabul teemed with worldwide youth in search of cheap drugs and enlightenment. With the idyllic dreamers came hard core criminals. Sent to Kabul to take on the criminals was Federal Narcotics Agent, Terrence Burke. Working undercover, often without backup, Burke dismantled smuggling operations in Afghanistan and India. He used “renditions” to return fugitives like Timothy Leary from Afghanistan to the U.S. and teamed with the Soviet KGB to close a drug route through the USSR. He challenged criminals in the Royal Palace and the Afghan Police. The issues he portrays in Afghanistan are still confronting us today.

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  • Stories From the Secret War

    In the early 1960's, a handful of CIA paramilitary officers led a secret war in the mountains of Laos against North Vietnamese and Lao Communist forces. One of those secret warriors, Terrence Burke, gives a vivid account of primitive guerrilla warfare that eventually led to an attempt by the North Vietnamese to capture him. Burke's stories of that war are of gritty and often deadly hit and run tactics against the North Vietnamese, attempted rescues of downed pilots, and daily survival far from American support.

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Welcome to La Plata Books

La Plata Books LLC is a Durango, Colorado based company specializing in the publication of books written by Terrence M. Burke

About The Author

Terrence M. Burke Published Author

Terrence M. Burke heads T.M. Burke International LLC., which he formed in 2001. Burke’s private investigative career followed 30 years of law enforcement, intelligence and national security experience with the U.S. Marine Corps, The CIA and DEA. Burke’s government service included extensive international assignments in Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

From 1960 to 1970, Burke was a CIA intelligence operations officer, based primarily in Southeast Asia. In 1965, he was awarded the CIA Intelligence Star for Valor for action in Laos.

From 1970 – 1989, Burke held foreign and domestic positions at DEA, including Kabul, Afghanistan, The Hague, Netherlands, Denver, Phoenix, and Chief of DEA’s intelligence and enforcement operations in Washington DC.

From 1989 to 1991, Burke was Deputy Administrator of the DEA, and concurrently served as Acting Administrator. Burke regularly testified before Congress and appeared frequently on national and international television networks.

From 1994 to 2002, Burke was a member of the Alpine Rescue Team, participating in hundreds of technical rescues and searches in the mountains of Colorado.

In 2012, Burke published "Stories From The Secret War", an account of his tour in Laos with the CIA. There, he engaged in CIA's operations with the Hmong Hill Tribe in combat against North Vietnamese invaders. The book is available in printed, Kindle, and audio book format.

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Books

Stalking the Caravan: A Drug Agent in Afghanistan 1971-1973

Stalking the Caravan: A Drug Agent in Afghanistan 1971-1973

Overview

"Afghanistan 1971. The rugged routes to Kabul teemed with worldwide youth in search of cheap drugs and enlightenment. With the idyllic dreamers came hard core criminals. Sent to Kabul to take on the criminals was Federal Narcotics Agent, Terrence Burke. Working undercover, often without backup, Burke dismantled smuggling operations in Afghanistan and India. He used “renditions” to return fugitives like Timothy Leary from Afghanistan to the U.S. and teamed with the Soviet KGB to close a drug route through the USSR. He challenged criminals in the Royal Palace and the Afghan Police. The issues he portrays in Afghanistan are still confronting us today. "

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Stories From the Secret War

Overview

"In the early 1960's, a handful of CIA paramilitary officers led a secret war in the mountains of Laos against North Vietnamese and Lao Communist forces. One of those secret warriors, Terrence Burke, gives a vivid account of primitive guerrilla warfare that eventually led to an attempt by the North Vietnamese to capture him. Burke's stories of that war are of gritty and often deadly hit and run tactics against the North Vietnamese, attempted rescues of downed pilots, and daily survival far from American support."

Stories From the Secret War

Now Available at these locations

Tattered Cover Book Store

1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
http://www.tatteredcover.com

International Spy Museum

800 F Street NW
Washington DC, 20004
http://www.spymuseum.org

Maria's Book Shop

960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
http://www.mariasbookshop.com

Hearth Fire Books

1254 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
http://www.hearthfirebooks.com

The CIA Employee's Gift Shop

Langley, VA
If you can get in!

Photo Gallery

Caravan

Dehmazang Prison

Coup de' Etat

Hunting de' Ajar

Kabul Gorge

Band e Amir

Lonely outpost

Bath Phia Chan

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