The Director

The Director

A Novel

Book - 2014
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After being told that his agency has been hacked, the director of the CIA launches a hunt into the hacker underground of Europe and America.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780393078145
0393078140
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ign
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 24 cm

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rahmmie
Aug 19, 2015

I liked the book at the beginning but as it went on, I felt like Ignatius lost control of the plot and it became terribly scattered and he could never focus it back. In the end, it turned out to be another okay cyber-thriller

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StarGladiator
Aug 11, 2014

[I sincerely believe that when Colby stated that an unimaginable number of reporters were on the CIA's payroll, he was referring to Ignatius as one of them.] Now, I do not intend to slight Ignatius, who appears to receive some type of bonus everytime he mentions the phrase /// conspiracy theory \\\ whenever he's doing an interview, writes silly stuff. As far as the Library Journal critic's question: /// What does the fusty Bank of International Settlements have in common with the shadowy CIA \\\ one need only know that the powerful CIA director, Richard Helms - - who gave us MK ULTRA - - had a grandfather who was the first president of the BIS. [Also, the Helms family owned Newsweek magazine for quite a few years.] Publisher Weekly's critic says: /// suffering in "the post-Snowden era" of whistle-blowers and cyberterrorism\\\ yet we know there will never be a post-Snowden era as long as the full privatization of the US intelligence establishment continues.

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pterry25
Aug 04, 2014

Ignatius - I guess the book was due so he threw some letters against the wall and this is what came out. There is a story to be told of the impact of what Snowden did. This just isn't it.

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mratzel
Aug 04, 2014

I didn't know where the story was going and I like books that keep me guessing. It was terrific summer read.

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SEBoiko
Feb 02, 2015

Politicians are transitory but the nations interests are permanent.

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SEBoiko
Feb 02, 2015

Humiliate or be humiliated,

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SEBoiko
Feb 02, 2015

..., maybe: people are realizing that security and liberty aren't at war with each other ...

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