David ignatius the director review
The Director by David IgnatiusGraham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which its drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.
NYT's David Sanger interviews Author David Ignatius on his latest novel "The Director"
Secret agent man
Two weeks ago I mentioned five good books that all happened to be by people I knew and that I thought very much deserved attention. Now, three more good books—actually, two new mentions, plus an augmented description of the Nader book from the earlier list. As was the case previously, these are all by people I know but are books I'd recommend anyway. As a bonus in today's installment, I'm including recent reviews or article that highlight some of these books' strengths. The Director , by David Ignatius. Newspaper readers know David Ignatius for his columns and reporting from around the world.
As in his previous thrillers, Mr. In the acknowledgments, Mr. It would have been bad enough if this Murder Inc. To make matters worse, there is a genuine emergency during his first week on the job. An anxious young Swiss hacker named Rudolf Biel walks into the United States consulate in Hamburg — like an informant or defector back in the old Cold War years — and delivers a chilling message that underscores just how exposed American intelligence secrets are.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
Leave a Reply.
The intersection of quantum computing and espionage may feel like a faraway future. The Quantum Spy , out now, revolves around a central theme of spy literature: the race for a new technology, to discover something new that, even if only for a moment, will provide a geopolitical advantage. Many share a common, broader theme, exploring how emerging technologies are changing the intelligence landscape. The Quantum Spy not only offers a provocative look at quantum computing in that context, but is also one of the first English-language spy novels to go deep into the inner-workings of modern Chinese intelligence—including efforts to send assets to US universities, and return home with whatever useful knowledge they've gleaned. The following conversation has been edited for clarity and concision. Agents of Innocence grew out of your early reporting on the Middle East. The Increment grew out of your trips through Iran.