Agents of Innocence Paperback – 1 Feb 1989
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An uncommonly informative and intriguing espionage thriller.
An unparalleled and hauntingly accurate portrait of how the intelligence game is really played.--Bob Woodward
A first-rate achievement in the best tradition of Graham Greene.
One of the best of all American spy novels It resonates with the fraught work of making clandestine contacts with today's murderous extremists.--Stephen Grey" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
David Ignatius, best-selling author 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What I most admired was the understanding Ignatius has of the Arab culture and ways of thinking, I was particularly impressed as I have spent time in various Middle East countries and Ignatius captures so eloquently the essence of life in the Lebanon and Jordan etc.
The story centres on a CIA agent Tom Rogers and his liasons with various other operatives on all sides of the political cauldron that makes up politics in this part of the world. In particular he has a particular involvement with Jamal Ramlawi who manages and plays a very scarey lifestyle as a PLO operative and playboy.
This book is a real page turner and does not disappoint in any way. If you are a lover of the spy/thriller genre of books then this is a very good read.
The professional reviews are many and full of praise. Some books have a smell and texture. This is one. i've not been to Beirut, but this book makes you feel you are there. It is not an action thriller. It seems like an authentic account of how to run an agent.
The author's latest book 'Body of Lies' is just as good.
But if you are looking for a story that engages and makes you turn the page, this isn't the right book. I appreciate a complex plot and accurate rendering but fundamentally this didn't grab my attention. I persevered based on the strength of reviews and comments that the second half gets better but it didn't for me.
My advice - if you like the first 50 pages then you'll like the rest. And vice versa.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very poor story from a great writer it just didn't seem to go anywhere, just round of diplomatic stuff. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Davey
I have given up on this as I have read 30% of it and nothing has happened so I have had to stop maybe it is a "slow burner" but to be honest I don't care.Published 14 months ago by David1947