The Increment by David Ignatius
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The New York Times bestseller: “A remarkably timely and pulse-quickening tale of deception, divided loyalty, and moral haziness.”—Raleigh News & Observer

Harry Pappas, chief of the CIA’s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran. But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up: the scientist panics; he’s being followed, but he doesn’t know who’s on to him, and neither does Harry. To get his agent out, Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as “The Increment,” whose operatives carry the modern version of the double-O “license to kill.” But the real story is infinitely more complicated than Harry understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.

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 April 8, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Another taut, believable thriller from Washington Post columnist Ignatius (Body of Lies, 2007, etc.), who pits a world-weary CIA agent against an administration looking for any reason to go to war.

Mar 15 2009 | Read Full Review of The Increment: A Novel

The Guardian

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The Increment by David Ignatius Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop When Dr Ali, an Iranian scientist, makes contact with the CIA, offeri...

Jun 20 2009 | Read Full Review of The Increment: A Novel

Entertainment Weekly

Now that the threats to the free world speak Farsi and Arabic, as David Ignatius tells us in his fitfully exciting spy novel, The Increment, James Bond has been replaced by a new generation of operatives: handsome ''Pakis and Arabs ready to kick ass for Queen and country — blowing people away...

May 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The Increment: A Novel

Bookmarks Magazine

The Increment is The Spy Who Came In from the Cold set in Iran, with a dose of Graham Greene’s The Human Factor to highlight the subtleties of betrayal.

May 17 2009 | Read Full Review of The Increment: A Novel

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