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Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionageby David Ignatius
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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.
"You emerge from its pages as if from a top-level security briefing--confident that you have been let in on the deepest secrets."--
Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA unit trying to buy peace with America's enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who's doing the killing and why. Unfortunately for Sophie, nothing is quite what it seems. This is a theater of violence and revenge, in which the last act is one that Sophie could not have imagined.
"You won't regret spending time with Bloodmoney."--The Atlantic
"Fast-paced, well-written and carefully crafted, Bloodmoney is an exceptional thriller. Filled with believable and interesting characters and enough action to satisfy a Steven Spielberg fan, it is a great novel."--Daily News
"A gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines CIA thriller set in Pakistan that will have you wondering just how much is actually fiction."--The Daily Beast
"[David] Ignatius at his best."--Washington Times
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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