A Firing Offense: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 28, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“A dynamic thriller with the coolest, smartest journalist that fiction ever produced.”—Ben Bradlee, Washington Post

When rising-star reporter Eric Truell accepts information from a maverick CIA agent, he becomes enmeshed in an international trade war in which even his own newspaper may be an unsuspecting participant. When Eric's sources tell him there is a spy inside the newsroom, he is tempted to cross a dangerous professional line and risk his career—possibly even his life—to find the truth.
 

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The cover of David Ignatius' "A Firing Offense" carries the following promotional blurb from former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee: "A dynamite thriller with the coolest, smartest journalist that ... Read full review

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Basically a trashy thriller; reasonably well written with nothing very wrong. The main character, a journalist who works closely with the CIA, is drawn very well. The plot is also quite reasonable, e ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
23
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
55
Section 7
63
Section 8
73
Section 24
239
Section 25
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Section 26
255
Section 27
265
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
297
Section 31
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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About the author (2013)

David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for nearly three decades. He has written several New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington, DC.

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