The Director: A Novel

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 386 pages
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Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads.

Weber turns to a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center. He's the CIA's in-house geek. Weber launches Morris on a mole hunt unlike anything in spy fiction one that takes the reader into the hacker underground of Europe and America and ends up in a landscape of paranoia and betrayal. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of deception and double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones and nothing can be trusted. The CIA has belatedly discovered that this is not your father s Cold War, and Weber must play catch-up, against the clock and an unknown enemy, in a game he does not yet understand."

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User Review  - Lynne - Goodreads

The best way for me to describe this book is to say it was 'meaty,' not a quick read. It's the second book by David Ignatius that I've read and I've become a fan. His books are dense with information and detail. I was not certain who the bad guy was until almost the end. Read full review

Review: The Director

User Review  - Goodreads

The best way for me to describe this book is to say it was 'meaty,' not a quick read. It's the second book by David Ignatius that I've read and I've become a fan. His books are dense with information and detail. I was not certain who the bad guy was until almost the end. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

David Ignatius was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 26, 1950. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1963 and a diploma in economics from Kings College, Cambridge, England, in 1975. He has worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post, where he is an associate editor. In 1985, he received the Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. He is the author of several novels including Agents of Innocence, Siro, The Bank of Fear, A Firing Offense, Body of Lies, The Increment, and The Director.

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