A Firing Offense
A novel so intensely readable that an early copy became the focus of a Hollywood bidding war, A Firing Offense asks the question Is there a spy in the newsroom of a major American newspaper?
At The New York Mirror, Eric Truell is a rising star, a reporter in the D.C. bureau savvy enough to work the political angles of Washington and brave enough to break into a room full of terrorists. While investigating a story about secret power networks in France, Truell meets a maverick CIA agent who is only too happy to leak dynamite stories. But as Eric's ties to the CIA deepen, he learns about a private trade war involving France, China, and the United States, a war in which his newspaper may be an unwitting player. When Eric's sources tell him there is a spy within his own paper, he is tempted to cross a dangerous professional line and risk his career -- and his life -- to find the truth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fromkin - LibraryThing
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
A FIRING OFFENSEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
In a break from the Middle East focus of his first three thrillers (The Bank of Fear, 1995, etc.), Ignatius forces the hero of this tense new novel to walk a tightrope between digging up foreign ... Read full review