A Firing Offense 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 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.

About David Ignatius

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David Ignatius, a 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.
Published May 28, 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company. 479 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Truell, still aglow with success after breaking a Cohen-enriched story that brought down the French defense minister, goes to his editor, Ed Weiss, with Cohen's bombshell, but Weiss refuses to believe such a story about Bowman, and Truell isn't gutsy enough to press it.

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The already bruised images of two venerable American institutions — the CIA and the press — get another bloodying in a shrewd, rueful thriller about a journalist who learns the hard way that using the CIA as a source isn't the wisest way to play the game.

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