A Rogue's Revenge

Disavowed by the CIA and jailed for 22 years, an ex-spy now wants someone to pay

At the peak of his notoriety, some folks called him, inevitably, an international man of mystery; others, the death merchant. He was the subject of the 1986 best seller Manhunt: the Dramatic Pursuit of a CIA Agent Turned Terrorist, by Peter Maas. The former Marine, 77, stands 6 ft. 4 in. tall and was someone to be reckoned with. But Edwin Wilson's roller-coaster ride as a freelance spy flew off the rails in 1982, when he was lured out of Libya in a sting operation conducted by U.S. marshals. He then was convicted in a series of sensational trials for gunrunning,...

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