Body of Lies

Body of Lies

A Novel

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A tale of counterterrorism from an author who "ranks with Graham Greene in his knowledge of espionage and the human heart" (Publishers Weekly).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.This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity, and when it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service-a man who might be an Arab version of John le Carre's celebrated spy, George Smiley. But can Ferris trust him'
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, p2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400124435
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Hill, Dick
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ChristchurchLib Jul 11, 2016

Spy Fiction. Roger Ferris is a Jordan-based CIA agent obsessed with taking down the elusive "Suleiman," a key al-Qaeda operative about whom little is known. Expanding on a scheme the British used -- successfully -- against the Nazis, Ferris develops a plan to destroy Suleiman and damage al-Qaeda in the process. Unfortunately, the manipulations and deceptions inherent in his efforts to turn terrorists against each other begin to affect his personal and professional relationships. Like Daniel Silva, author David Ignatius writes knowledgeably about espionage, global intrigue, and contemporary political affairs -- and offers a nuanced, conflicted protagonist.

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Apr 14, 2012

The reader does a great job.

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