This, his eighth work of fiction, continues in the same vein as the hugely successful Body of Lies — a frenetically-paced espionage thriller with a complex, multi-layered plot involving the CIA, shadowy terrorist organizations, and corruption at the very highest levels of government.
Of all the contemporary thriller writers, Ignatius is perhaps the best qualified. He joined the Washington Post in 1986 and has served as the venerable newspaper’s foreign editor, and now writes a twice-weekly foreign affairs column. Prior to writing for the Post, Ignatius was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering at various times the CIA, the Middle East, and the State Department.
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