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Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA intelligence unit that is trying to buy peace with America's enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who's doing the killing and why. Her starting point is Alphabet Capital, the London hedge fund that has been providing cover for this secret operation, but the investigation soon widens to include the capitals of the Middle East and the cruel hills of South Waziristan. Sophie thinks she has the backing of her hard-nosed boss, Jeffrey Gertz, and his genial mentor at headquarters, Cyril Hoffman. In addition, she gets help from the well-mannered lieutenant general heading Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate. But the closer Sophie gets to her quarry, the more she realizes that nothing in this gallery of mirrors is quite what it seems. This is a theater of violence and retribution, in which the last act is one that Sophie could not have imagined. David Ignatius has written a disturbing and compelling novel where the price of unchecked government is paid in blood, and peace can be bought only through betrayal.

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"Foreign intrigue specialist Ignatius (The Increment) continues his fictional trek through terrorist hot spots with this timely thriller about the CIA's bungling attempts to influence Pakistan's shaky, insecure leadership. Sophie Marx, an agent hungry to return to the field after a high-level but boring desk job, works for a new intelligence unit disguised as a Los Angeles record company, Hit Parade, whose undercover focus is to control Pakistani organized terrorist cells through bribery. It's not working. Not only are the terrorist attacks continuing but CIA agents delivering the bribes are being murdered. To make matters worse, Hit Parade's secret funding source — a highly illegal strategy to skim money from the world's financial markets — is rapidly becoming public knowledge. Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, is especially good at capturing the work environment at the CIA, where petty bickering, one-upmanship, and moral lapses often get in the way of sound policy. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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From the author of the best-selling and : in a tragedy of revenge, the CIA falls victim to its own daring operation in the Middle East.

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In addition to being a solid page-turner, [Bloodmoney] offers intriguing characters, a complicated but skillfully explicated plot and a nuanced view of Pashtun tribal culture often at odds with the larger Punjabi population. And as with all of Ignatius’ fiction, readers attuned to current events may wonder if he knows things most Americans don’t.Starred Review. [C]ontinues his series of top-notch CIA thrillers with this fast-paced new entry….  Ignatius writes with authority and skill about a shadow world in which nothing is as it seems and money is power. This may be fiction, but in the end the reader will be struck by how feasible the story really is.... A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance.

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"Ignatius writes with authority and skill about a shadow world in which nothing is as it seems and money is power. This may be fiction, but in the end the reader will be struck by how feasible the story really is. A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics, and finance."-- "[Ignatius], . . . who knows more about the CIA than any other columnist, writes terrific spy novels."-- "[Ignatius's] richly emotional climax . . . bears the hard weight of both political and personal history and recognizes the seriousness of what might come next."--

About the Author

David Ignatius, the best-selling author of Body of Lies and The Increment, among others, and prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Fred Camfield, June 25, 2011 (view all comments by Fred Camfield)
One could think that the author has been looking over someone's shoulder. If you want a picture, fictional of course, about the present state of affairs between the intelligence services of Pakistan and the United States, this is the novel to read. It deals with the spiderweb of intelligence and covert operations. There is the major alliance at the national level, but then there are all those side alliances. There is tribal loyalty, terrorist groups, and the attitude of taking care of yourself first. There is a rogue agency outside the CIA structure engaged in backdoor operations, and intelligence agents who aren't really sure exactly whom they are working for. And then there is all that money, a lot of which seems to get lost. You get drawn into the plot, and the book is hard to put down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393078114
Author:
Ignatius, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 372 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393078114 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Foreign intrigue specialist Ignatius (The Increment) continues his fictional trek through terrorist hot spots with this timely thriller about the CIA's bungling attempts to influence Pakistan's shaky, insecure leadership. Sophie Marx, an agent hungry to return to the field after a high-level but boring desk job, works for a new intelligence unit disguised as a Los Angeles record company, Hit Parade, whose undercover focus is to control Pakistani organized terrorist cells through bribery. It's not working. Not only are the terrorist attacks continuing but CIA agents delivering the bribes are being murdered. To make matters worse, Hit Parade's secret funding source — a highly illegal strategy to skim money from the world's financial markets — is rapidly becoming public knowledge. Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, is especially good at capturing the work environment at the CIA, where petty bickering, one-upmanship, and moral lapses often get in the way of sound policy. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the best-selling and : in a tragedy of revenge, the CIA falls victim to its own daring operation in the Middle East.
"Synopsis" by , In addition to being a solid page-turner, [Bloodmoney] offers intriguing characters, a complicated but skillfully explicated plot and a nuanced view of Pashtun tribal culture often at odds with the larger Punjabi population. And as with all of Ignatius’ fiction, readers attuned to current events may wonder if he knows things most Americans don’t.Starred Review. [C]ontinues his series of top-notch CIA thrillers with this fast-paced new entry….  Ignatius writes with authority and skill about a shadow world in which nothing is as it seems and money is power. This may be fiction, but in the end the reader will be struck by how feasible the story really is.... A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance.
"Synopsis" by , "Ignatius writes with authority and skill about a shadow world in which nothing is as it seems and money is power. This may be fiction, but in the end the reader will be struck by how feasible the story really is. A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics, and finance."-- "[Ignatius], . . . who knows more about the CIA than any other columnist, writes terrific spy novels."-- "[Ignatius's] richly emotional climax . . . bears the hard weight of both political and personal history and recognizes the seriousness of what might come next."--
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