Synopses & Reviews
is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Ordered to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.
"An uncommonly informative and intriguing espionage thriller." Time
A first-rate achievement in the best tradition of Graham Greene.An unparalleled and hauntingly accurate portrait of how the intelligence game is really played. -- Bob Woodward
"An unparalleled and hauntingly accurate portrait of how the intelligence game is really played." Bob Woodward
Now back in print: the "superlative spy novel" () by the author of the red-hot thriller .
About the Author
David Ignatius, best-selling author 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.