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The Director: A Novel
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A New York Times Bestseller. "If you think cybercrime and potential worldwide banking meltdown is a fiction, read this sensational thriller."—Bob Woodward, Politico


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. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.

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David Ignatius. (2014). The Director: A Novel. W. W. Norton & Company.

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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. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.

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      • source: Philip Kerr;Washington Post
      • content: The best spy novel I've read since John le Carré's Smiley's People...I now intend to read everything that Ignatius has ever written.
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      • source: Wall Street Journal
      • content: A savvy, engaging tale in which the technology and tradecraft are as interesting as the characters.
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      • source: Michiko Kakutani;New York Times
      • content: An entertaining, high-tech ride, full of...pyrotechnics and more substantial pleasures.
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      • source: James Fallows;Atlantic
      • content: David Ignatius's novels have always been a clef in the best sense: closely connected to, and very revealing and insightful about, the trends and tensions in the news...[A] page-turning read.
      • premium: False
      • source: Mary Ann Gwinn;Seattle Times
      • content: One of his best...Ignatius has a gift for portraying the soldiers of the CIA bureaucracy in all their ambition, heroism and pettiness, and what he suggests about the nation's cybersecurity will keep you up at night.
      • premium: False
      • source: Brad Thor, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Hidden Order
      • content: Another brilliant thriller from the Dean of International Intrigue. Deception, deceit, and dishonor—The Director doesn't let up and absolutely doesn't disappoint! I loved this book!
      • premium: False
      • source: Brad Meltzer, best-selling author of The Fifth Assassin
      • content: The best part of The Director is watching Ignatius grab the history of American intelligence and use it to divine our technological future. Here's your chance to see inside the CIA. Sculpted with an insider's eye, The Director shows you real people, real espionage, and the real threats to our national security.
      • premium: True
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        Starred review from March 31, 2014
        In this frighteningly convincing spy thriller from Ignatius (Bloodmoney), former entrepreneur Graham Weber has a new job: director of the Central Intelligence Agency, an organization suffering in “the post-Snowden era” of whistle-blowers and cyberterrorism. During Weber’s first week on the job, Rudolf Biel walks into the U.S. consulate in Hamburg, Germany, and tells base chief K.J. “Kitten” Sandoval that “your messages can be read.” Weber sends his brilliant technologist, James Morris, director of the agency’s Information Operations Center, to Germany to meet with Biel, but Biel is shot and killed before he can be interviewed. The action revolves around the source of the leak Biel identified, which turns into a plot to hack and destroy the Bank of International Settlements. Why this bank? “Because it’s a symbol of everything that has gone wrong since 1945.” Ignatius builds palpable momentum and creates engaging, fully human characters, notably the fallible and conscientious Weber. Moreover, he writes with great authority on hackers’ technologies and motivations, as well as the history and culture of the CIA. Agent: Raphael Sagalyn, Sagalyn/ICM.

      • premium: True
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        October 1, 2015

        The longtime columnist for the Washington Post wrings suspense from the growing threat of cyberespionage with this tale of a reform-minded CIA director who learns that the agency has been hacked. It isn't long before he begins to suspect the computing whiz kid he hired to fight the hack, who may be running a nefarious cyberoperation of his own. (LJ 4/15/14)

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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