A Novel

Book - 2011
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Deep within Pakistan's borders, a secret CIA team is being systematically dismantled by a cunning enemy. Soon, Sophie Marx, a young, ambitious agent, is on the ground searching for answers. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers a devastating betrayal and must risk more than her life to save the world from a terrifying fate.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393078114
Branch Call Number: IGNATIUS
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Blood money


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Jul 16, 2015

Interesting book, well written, but there was nothing that made it exceptional or different from many others

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"There's a new, off-the-books unit of the CIA working in Pakistan, and despite the secrecy that cloaks it, the unit's operatives are being killed off, one by one. Newly minted head of counterintelligence Sophie Marx is tasked with finding the killer (or killers) and with figuring out how the officers' identities were leaked. What she uncovers - U.S. bribery in Pakistan, highly illegal financial activities - is terrifying, and will leave you wondering how much author David Ignatius' day job as a Washington Post columnist (specialising in the Middle East and the CIA) informs his fiction." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter

poppy2010 Aug 02, 2013

Another plausible modern day 'Spy' story, that compares with Charles Cumming or John LeCarre.
I thought the ending was a bit of a 'damp squib', but this is nonetheless a good read.

gracindaisy Jul 16, 2013

Agents in a secret CIA division are being murdered. Mystery solved via California, DC, London & Pakistan. Rec by Washington Post.

Feb 06, 2013

Another excellent espionage novel from Ignatius. No writer knows the turf better than this veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent and he continues to develop as a novelist. Vivid characters and a terrific story.

Jan 18, 2012

A cracking good tale of espionage around the world where sometimes your enemy is a truer friend than your colleague.

Aug 31, 2011

Wow! Great book. Well written with an excellent plot. The money terms were understandable in this book and did not take away from story. Lots of action.

chuckw Aug 10, 2011

This was a mildly entertaining international espionage novel. A little too simplistic in it's character development and plot line. He's no John LeCarre


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