The Director: A Novel

The Director: A Novel

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In David Ignatius's gripping new novel, spies don't bother to steal information…they change it, permanently and invisibly. Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads.

Weber turns to a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


This is the kind of Smiley novel le Carré would probably write if he were 20 years younger, if he knew the CIA as well as he knows the British security services

The novel’s conclusion may feel hurried and forced, but “The Director” leaves the reader with a keenly observed portrait of the C.I.A. as a “Rubik’s Cube of interlocking” intrigue in a world in which both the watchers and the watched are always under surveillance.

Although the subject is timely, Ignatius wades too far into the mechanics of malicious computer use to make this a compelling tale; he turns an exciting idea into a story that fails under the weight of dull and irrelevant detail.

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Book Details  


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 27, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 872 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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