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Body of Lies: Book summary and reviews of Body of Lies by David Ignatius

Body of Lies

A Novel

by David Ignatius

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Body of Lies by David Ignatius
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  • Published Apr 2007
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. He 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 for getting inside Suleiman's tent 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.

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"Starred Review. Few readers will anticipate the jaw-dropping conclusion, and the pairing of first-rate espionage suspense with fully developed characters should propel this onto the bestseller lists." - PW.

"A fast-paced novel with all the ingredients for a bestseller. " - Kirkus.

"It has vividly rendered locales, clever plotting, some compelling characters, and a discomforting verisimilitude." - Booklist.

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David Ignatius Author Biography

David Ignatius, the best-selling author of Body of Lies and The Increment, among others, and 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.

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