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Bloodmoney

A Novel of Espionage

by David Ignatius

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Bloodmoney by David Ignatius
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  • Published Jun 2011
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA intelligence unit that is trying to buy peace with America's enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who's doing the killing and why. Her starting point is Alphabet Capital, the London hedge fund that has been providing cover for this secret operation, but the investigation soon widens to include the capitals of the Middle East and the cruel hills of South Waziristan.

Sophie thinks she has the backing of her hard-nosed boss, Jeffrey Gertz, and his genial mentor at headquarters, Cyril Hoffman. In addition, she gets help from the well-mannered lieutenant general heading Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate. But the closer Sophie gets to her quarry, the more she realizes that nothing in this gallery of mirrors is quite what it seems. This is a theater of violence and retribution, in which the last act is one that Sophie could not have imagined.

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"Ignatius leverages a colorful cast of fresh characters and the mystique of the Internet to weave a compulsively readable story about the profound hostilities in Pakistan and Afghanistan." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. [A]s with all of Ignatius' fiction, readers attuned to current events may wonder if he knows things most Americans don't." - Booklist

"[A] timely thriller about the CIA's bungling attempts to influence Pakistan's shaky, insecure leadership.... Ignatius... is especially good at capturing the work environment at the CIA, where petty bickering, one-upmanship, and moral lapses often get in the way of sound policy." - Publishers Weekly

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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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