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From a hidden enclave in the maze of Tehran, an Iranian scientist who calls himself "Dr. Ali" sends an encrypted message to the CIA. It falls to Harry Pappas to decide if it's for real. Dr. Ali sends more secrets of the Iranian bomb program to the agency, then panics. He's being followed, but he doesn't know who's onto him, and neither does Pappas. The White House is no help--they're looking for a pretext to attack Tehran. To get his agent out, Pappas turns to a secret British spy team known as "The Increment," whose operatives carry the modern version of the double-O "license to kill." But the real story here is infinitely more complicated than he understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country. is set in Iran, with a dose of Graham Greene's to highlight the subtleties of betrayal.

Review:

"Bestseller Ignatius (Body of Lies) explores America's escalating cold war with Iran in a thriller sure to draw comparisons to le Carr's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. When Harry Pappas, the new CIA chief of the Iran Operations Division, receives an unsolicited e-mail from an alleged Tehran scientist who calls himself 'Dr. Ali' that implies Iran has in fact continued with its nuclear weapons program and is 'an imminent threat to global peace,' he shares the information with his superiors only to find an administration bent on warmongering. Having vowed never again to play a role in a senseless conflict that could potentially kill thousands of innocents, Pappas, whose only son was killed while serving in the second Iraq War, must somehow identify Dr. Ali, get him out of Iran and mine his knowledge before the U.S. blunders into another unnecessary war. While the realistic story lines build to a somewhat predictable ending, this remains a page-turner of the highest order." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Like undercover agents suddenly discovering rival operatives on the same mission, two new spy thrillers seem to have stumbled into each other's path in recent weeks. Both "Banquo's Ghosts" and "The Increment" propose that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program and focus attention on a scientist at the heart of the research. Both novels involve a rogue CIA operation that departs from agency protocol.... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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By the author of the best-selling , a novel that takes the reader inside the most volatile secret of the twenty-first century: the Iranian nuclear program.

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'\'The New York Timesbestseller: \\\'A remarkably timely and pulse-quickening tale of deception, divided loyalty, and moral haziness.\\\"Raleigh News & Observer\\n

\''

Synopsis:

Harry Pappas, chief of the CIA"s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran. But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up: the scientist panics; he"s being followed, but he doesn"t know who"s on to him, and neither does Harry. To get his agent out, Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as 'The Increment,' whose operatives carry the modern version of the double-O 'license to kill.' But the real story is infinitely more complicated than Harry understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065046
Author:
Ignatius, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Intelligence officers -- United States.
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.4 in 1.31 lb

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Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393065046 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Ignatius (Body of Lies) explores America's escalating cold war with Iran in a thriller sure to draw comparisons to le Carr's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. When Harry Pappas, the new CIA chief of the Iran Operations Division, receives an unsolicited e-mail from an alleged Tehran scientist who calls himself 'Dr. Ali' that implies Iran has in fact continued with its nuclear weapons program and is 'an imminent threat to global peace,' he shares the information with his superiors only to find an administration bent on warmongering. Having vowed never again to play a role in a senseless conflict that could potentially kill thousands of innocents, Pappas, whose only son was killed while serving in the second Iraq War, must somehow identify Dr. Ali, get him out of Iran and mine his knowledge before the U.S. blunders into another unnecessary war. While the realistic story lines build to a somewhat predictable ending, this remains a page-turner of the highest order." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , By the author of the best-selling , a novel that takes the reader inside the most volatile secret of the twenty-first century: the Iranian nuclear program.
"Synopsis" by , '\'The New York Timesbestseller: \\\'A remarkably timely and pulse-quickening tale of deception, divided loyalty, and moral haziness.\\\"Raleigh News & Observer\\n

\''

"Synopsis" by , Harry Pappas, chief of the CIA"s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran. But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up: the scientist panics; he"s being followed, but he doesn"t know who"s on to him, and neither does Harry. To get his agent out, Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as 'The Increment,' whose operatives carry the modern version of the double-O 'license to kill.' But the real story is infinitely more complicated than Harry understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.
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