Body of Lies

Body of Lies

by David Ignatius

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Body of Lies by David Ignatius

The novel made into the major motion picture released October 2008, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe: "Clever [and] well-paced, Body of Lies is hard to put down."—John Miller, Wall Street Journal
CIA soldier Roger Ferris has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission—to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as "Suleiman." Ferris's plan is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: He prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks. This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity. When it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service. But can Ferris trust him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393331585
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/07/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 488,954
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Ignatius, a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, has covered the Middle East and the CIA for many years. Among his best-selling novels are Body of Lies and The Increment, soon to be a major motion picture. He lives in Washington, DC.

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"Ignatius has crafted one of the best post-9/11 spy thrillers yet." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Body of Lies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
BODY OF LIES is startlingly contemporary--a story of the front lines of the intelligence war against Al Qaeda by a journalist who has covered both the CIA and Iraq for a quarter of a century. It is at once sobering, touching and invigorating. Fans of Ignatius's earlier works should know that this book is his best; those who have not yet discovered this prolific spy novelist (whose day job is as columnist for THE WASHINGTON POST) should do so. Inside a detailed and authoritative story of how both Western and Arab secret services fight what has been called "the long war" against violent Islamic terror, Ignatius has created a story of identity in the hall of mirrors that is the contemporary Middle East, and a love story that is powerful in its evocation of the ways that love can make us treasure life, and at the same time lay it down for those we love. Cancel your weekend plans; you won't be able to put BODY OF LIES down.
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