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A Firing Offense: A Novel
     

A Firing Offense: A Novel

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by David Ignatius
 

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“A dynamic thriller with the coolest, smartest journalist that fiction ever produced.”—Ben Bradlee, Washington Post
When rising-star reporter Eric Truell accepts information from a maverick CIA agent, he becomes enmeshed in an international trade war in which even his own newspaper may be an unsuspecting participant. When Eric's sources tell him

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“A dynamic thriller with the coolest, smartest journalist that fiction ever produced.”—Ben Bradlee, Washington Post
When rising-star reporter Eric Truell accepts information from a maverick CIA agent, he becomes enmeshed in an international trade war in which even his own newspaper may be an unsuspecting participant. When Eric's sources tell him there is a spy inside the newsroom, he is tempted to cross a dangerous professional line and risk his career—possibly even his life—to find the truth.

Editorial Reviews

David Remnick
“Features masterful plot mechanics, well-drawn characters, wit, and the truest depiction of an ego-mad passionate newsroom I've ever seen.”
Neil Conan
“A smart, perceptive novel about the temptations and rewards of the news industry…Mr. Ignatius deserves praise for an ending that recognizes that betrayals and mistakes have indelible consequences.”
Scott Turow
“What is so admirable about David Ignatius's novels of espionage is not merely the exquisite intrigue, the gnawing suspense or the compelling characterizations, but the fact that these books are completely original.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393346282
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
244,763
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington
Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA
for nearly three decades. He has written several New York
Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington,
DC.

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A Firing Offense 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
David Ignatius has done it again. In his suspence/thriller/mystery novel we happen apun a man named Eric Truell. He is a reporter for a Washington newspaper called the Mirror. While over seas Eric is put in a situation in which he ends up a terrorist organisation that no one has ever heard that is making wild and ludacris accusations about the French Government. As Eric becomes wrapped in this web of mystery and danger of truth is overshadowed by lies, murder, and corruption he learns that truth comes at ahigh price. He realizes that the deal he thought he wa reporting on is only the tip of the iceberg. As Eric sarts to almost feed off the information his CIA operative gives him, he is slwly turning into an agent without even knowing. By the end of the book all the pieces start to put themselves together. It will make you think if a certain meeting was arranged or a certain 'hostage situation' in which the leader mysteriosly vanishes. One gets to thinking maybe the entire story is one giant recuitment test. I give this book two thumbs up. It kept me wondering what everything meant and how it was going to get pieced together when the right oiece was found. It's like those movies you walk away from saying,'oh, so thats what they meant.' and 'it all makes sense now that i've seen the whole thing. If you ever have the time to sit down on a rainy Saturday and read a book, this should be the one to read.
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